9 easy recipes to bring to someone who’s sick

By Michael Kealy

15 April 2019

Knowing what to bring a friend or family member when they are feeling under the weather can be a tricky task. Of course, a bouquet of flowers, a card, or even just showing up for the chats all make for a thoughtful gesture.

Unsurprisingly, at Easy Food, we are of a mind that bringing a homemade meal is the perfect pick-me-up for a poorly chum. Ideally, you’re going to want to bring a dish that is comforting, nutritious, uncomplicated and easily transportable.

We’ve got you covered. From a garlicky cabbage, sausage and cannellini bean stew to our sin-free fruit and chocolate bars — these recipes are always a good idea for an unfortunate amigo in low spirits.

1. Kale, spinach, edamame and ginger soup
Kale, edamame and ginger soup Easy Food

You most definitely don’t have to be sick to devour this, but our amazing kale, spinach, edamame and ginger soup is rich in super foods and will leave your poorly patient feeling 10 times more energised in both body and mind.

2. Spicy Asian mushroom linguine
Spicy Asian mushroom linguine Easy Food

Spicy foods contain a component known as capsaicin, which helps to break up mucus along with stimulating mucus production. This is an effective way to relieve coughing caused by irritation. Our Asian-Italian mash-up is packed full of spicy ingredients. Feel the burn!

3. Garlicky cabbage, sausage and cannellini bean stew
Cabbage stew. Easy Food

This amazingly flavoursome, easy-to-make, low-in-fat stew is the ultimate sick-day meal boasting garlicky cabbage, herby sausage and cannellini beans in every spoonful.

4. Mexican quinoa 
Mexican quinoa Easy Food

A healthy yet tasty meal full of nutritious Mexican flavours that will surely help a sick person feel alive again.

5. Carrageen cold remedy 
carrageen cold remedy

A cold remedy that uses one of the oldest Irish seaweeds helping to cure colds, coughs and congestions.

6. Easy Food’s creamy vegetable soup

Vegetable soup takes almost no time to make, but will keep a queasy soul satisfied for hours. It’s no wonder this recipe is among the most popular videos on our YouTube channel.

7. Sweet potato burrito bowl
Sweet potato burrito bowl Easy Food

Burritos are more often than not a crowd-pleaser. This meal is super tasty and wholesome — guaranteed to help banish those unwelcome sniffles.

8. Broth
Ways with broth Easy Food

Is there anything more soothing and comforting than a hot broth when ill? A proven way to kick a cold is by drinking plenty of fluids (i.e. drinking a broth). We’ve mustered up not one, not two, but FIVE broth recipes for you to choose from.

9. Sin-free fruit and nut chocolate triangles
Fruit and nut chocolate slice - Easy Food

Okay, ideally someone who is sick should avoid a high sugar intake as it can suppress the immune system and cause inflammation. But if you’re feeling cheeky, enjoy these melt in the mouth, no cook, no bake fruit and nut chocolate bars.