Healthy Foods to Prevent Feverish Kids

What to eat to beat the cold season

Straight A Citrus Smoothie

With the change of seasons on the horizon, it is time for cold season to have one last go around. Recently, Babble put together a very helpful guide on how to treat the fevers that often accompany colds this time of year. Whenever my daughter gets a fever it makes me anxious because I want it to go away as quickly as possible. Of course, the first thing I do is take all of the practical first steps that have been recommended to me by our pediatrician, and I pull together a few "home remedies" like a lukewarm bath and cooled lemon tea. In anticipation of upcoming spring cold season, not only am I up to date on the latest fever treatments, I am also serving some key foods in our house that will help strengthen immune systems and possibly avert fevers altogether. These are all rich in essential vitamins and nutrients and are very easy to make at home.

— thenaptimechef, Babble

Watermelon Raspberry Slushie

All the red fruit in this terrific slushie packs a punch of antioxidants and vitamin C, plus it creates a flavor kids love.

Make watermelon berry slushie.






Straight A Citrus Smoothie

This simple sipper is chock-full of germ fighting vitamin C and can be packed in a water bottle for on-the-go snacking.

Make straight A citrus smoothie.



Jeweled Citrus Spinach Couscous

This hefty couscous salad is packed with iron, protein, and vitamin C — a trifecta of cold prevention!

Make jeweled citrus spinach couscous.


Spinach and Pea Soup

Stave of colds with this protein-packed soup. Kids will love the cool color and creamy texture. Freeze it in ice cube trays for individual portions.

Make spinach and pea soup.


Pesto Chicken Noodle Soup

This hearty soup contains protein, antioxidant-rich broth, and the added bonus of garlicky pesto — a known germ fighter.

Make pesto chicken noodle soup.



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