Roasted, Curried Butternut Squash Soup

4 Gluten and Dairy Free Soups for Sick Days

Happy Fiesta Friday! This week hosted by Lily @ Little Sweet Baker and Alisa @ Livin Well . After a blogging hiatus, I meant to return to Fiesta Friday with my new “Muffin Tin Potato Pave” recipe, but I forgot to link up. Sooooo, instead I thought I’d bring this round up of soups to the party! Hope you enjoy!

After a nice, quick vacation to California, I returned home to the flu! (Most likely from one of my travel days on this quick long-weekend trip, which was still absolutely worth it.)

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California Vacation: Did you catch last week’s post on Staying Gluten Free at Weddings?

As you can imagine, having battled the flu for the past seven days (five of them with a fever), I drank A LOT of fluids. On top of that, I also enjoyed a lot of soup.

On Day 5, I felt as though this illness was simply dragging on. My mom brought over some lemon chicken quinoa soup, and while I wasn’t instantly cured, it was the refreshing bite that I needed to simply brighten  my day. (Thanks, Mom!)

There is nothing magical about these soups that will fight the flu for you. However, they are light, warm and comforting. And, they were my favorite this past week. It’s been awhile since I shared any of these recipes with you, so without further ado, let’s check them out!

Soup #1: Lemon Chicken Quinoa Soup

This soup is probably my favorite. While it’s a warm soup, the lemon gives this soup a refreshing twist. During the past week, it served as a breath of fresh air halfway through my illness. Plus, it’s filled with quinoa, which gives you some substance when you simply just don’t feel like eating.

Lemon Chicken Quinoa Soup
Lemon Chicken Quinoa Soup

Link to Recipe: Lemon Chicken Quinoa Soup 

Soup #2: Modified Hamburger Soup to use Sausage and Chicken

Hamburger Soup
Modified Hamburger Soup

I always love hamburger soup, but this flu, I enjoyed a modified version made with sausage and chicken. The sausage was cut up nice and small, so it didn’t hurt my sore throat. The broth is flavorful and the soup is filled with the ingredients that can all be chopped nice and small for those illnesses.

Link to Recipe: Hamburger Soup

Soup #3: Roasted, Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Sometimes I’m not up for anything in my soup, especially when I have a sore throat. In these cases, I go for a Roasted, Curried Butternut Squash Soup. This broth brings is slightly thicker than the previous two recipes. It brings together warm fall flavors from curry powder to squash. And if you’re up for it, topping it with some sliced fresh banana is a really nice touch. (I know it sounds weird, but just trust me on this one!)

Roasted, Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Roasted, Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Link to Recipe: Roasted, Curried Butternut Squash Soup


Strawberry Soup
Strawberry Soup

Soup #4: Strawberry Soup

While few and far between, there are those illnesses where you don’t want to cuddle up with a warm cup of soup, instead you want something nice and cool. This strawberry soup fits the bill, and it’s easy to make (even when you’re feeling down) because it only contains three ingredients. Plus, it will help you start to replenish those fluids!

Link to Recipe: Strawberry Soup

Now, I enjoy soup all winter long, so I already had some of these frozen in my fridge when I fell ill. (The bottom two soups both freeze nicely.) This week I’m looking forward to resting, catching up on work, and maybe finding my way back into the kitchen by the weekend.

Until next time, Happy Wanderlust Wednesday!

26 thoughts on “4 Gluten and Dairy Free Soups for Sick Days

  1. I am so excited to try that strawberry soup! I wouldn’t have even thought about a cold soup when I’m sick, but that is totally something I crave. Just light and fresh and cool.

  2. I’m glad you are on the mend! It’s been a nasty flu season, so I bet a lot of people could use these recipes! I know that hamburger soup would go over well in our house.

  3. Perfect! I’m going to need these recipes this weekend. Believe it or not, they’re saying it might snow tomorrow, after 50s and 60s the last few days. Bummer! I was hoping we’re done with the cold and snow. Let me know when you feel like cohosting, k?

  4. While I have been fortunate enough to so far avoid getting the flu this year I really like how you gave a bunch of options to have in my back pocket. I have never heard of stawberry soup and you are so right… sometimes when you are sick you just need something cool and refreshing!

  5. It sounds like you caught a stubborn bug but glad you are feeling better! Soup is like a hug on a plate, I can’t get enough and I like your selection 🙂

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