Sick Season Feel Goods
Have you heard it? The coughs, sniffles, and sneezes as you make your way through your daily business? Have you felt it? The congestion, cough, and want-to-stay-in-beds? Sick season is here, y’all. It is NOT the most wonderful time of the year. But if you happen to find yourself down and out with a cold, the flu, or any other nonsense, there are several go-to feel goods out there. They may not heal you, but they can make your sick journey a little less miserable. Here are my Top 5 Sick Season Feel Goods, just a DoorDash away.
Starbucks Medicine Ball Tea - The secret menu Medicine Ball now has a real name at Starbucks- Honey Citrus Mint Tea. It’s a flavorful concoction of hot water, steamed lemonade, Jade Citrus Mint Green Tea, Peach Tranquility Herbal Tea, and a bit of honey. Add a pump of peppermint for extra throat soothing if you wish. It may not heal what ails you, but it may make you feel a little better as you snuggle under your blankie on the couch and binge Netflix.
Chick-fil-A Chicken Noodle Soup - Don’t tell granny, but this chicken noodle soup may just rival hers. And on a raw, scratchy throat, it is like manna from heaven. Don’t even pay attention to the sodium content in this one. It’s about self-care, ladies and gents, and that requires some salt.
McAlister’s Deli French Dip Sandwich - If you need to sink your teeth into something hearty and filling while you’re ailing, try the French Dip from McAllister’s (again, ignore the sodium content- it’s not relevant at this time). The warm, melted Swiss is soothing enough, but dip it in that au jus and you’ll be on the road to recovery in no time.
la Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup - This is a classic. I have been eating la Madeleine soup for years, in good health and bad. Find some soft bread, maybe a grilled cheese sandwich, to dip in and eat to your health. I’ll also throw la Madeleine’s Country Potato Soup in the mix- it’s equally good and comforting.
McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets - This one comes straight from my husband. When he was growing up, his parents would get him Chicken McNuggets when he was sick. To this day, he’ll ask me to go pick up some nuggets and BBQ sauce anytime he isn’t feeling well. It may be purely psychosomatic, but it usually perks him up. So don’t underestimate the power of past comfort foods! And McNuggets with BBQ sauce.