5 Ways To Soup Up Your Chicken Noodle Soup

Make it Jewish Penicillin. Add some matzo balls (a.k.a., pure love in carb form) to your chicken soup. Pro tip: handle the balls as little as possible to ensure light and fluffy matzo balls.

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Make it Magical. Though this soup may not actually help you on your potions exam, ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to cure all sorts of ailments including the common cold. Repello Virus.

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Go Gluten-Free. If you're feeling sick and chicken noodle soup is the only way to go, add in gluten-free noodles to the soup during the last 10 minutes of cooking.

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Double Up on Protein. Chicken plus quinoa equals a comforting soup you won't feel guilty about eating. Make a big batch and go crazy on this soup all week at work.

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Brighten it Up. Add dill, lemon juice, and citrus zest to brighten up the flavors of standard chicken soup. Make some simple additions to the canned stuff for a semi-homemade version. Nailed it.

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal and a huge believer that matzo ball soup can cure just about anything. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.