"In February it will be
My snowman's anniversary
With cake for him and soup for me!
Happy once, happy twice
Happy chicken soup with rice"
Ok so even nurses and especially nursing students get sick, unfortunately for nursing students we don't get to call off sick. Just to put into perspective for those of you who haven't had the pleasure, lab and clinical time for nursing programs are very tightly measured. You MUST have a certain number of hours in clinical and lab in order to pass the semester, in our case this amounts to being able to miss ONE day.
You can bet there was no way I was missing our sim lab today even though my stomach has been rejecting all attempts to give it any type of nourishment for the past 24 hours. Thanks to my great classmates I managed to get through the day with minimal dehydration issues and my hubby sweetly swung by to grab me from school. This leaves one problem, my stomach still steadfastly refuses to accept any offerings of food.
Let me break it down for you like this. The soup provides you with some much needed protein for healing, all those white blood cells being made deplete resources! The veggies provide vitamins and nutrients and since they are cooked in the broth you don't loose any water solubles, they're just in your broth. The pasta or rice give you some simple carbohydrates that are easy to digest, you need these for energy...fighting germs is hard! Warm hot broth helps loosen up pesky mucus in the nasal passage and apparently even some studies have shown that chicken soup with veggies packs a great anti-oxidant punch. Look out germs!
Kitty's Germ Fighting Chicken Soup
You will need:
3 Tablespoon Long Grain Rice (Carbs)
What to Do:
When you come back from your nap (you are sick after all!) strain the broth and toss out the bones. Don't forget to peel what ever meat you can from the bones BEFORE they go into the garbage.
Put pot of soup back on the burner and add onion and garlic at this time. Add bullion cube or broth to richen up the broth before you add mushrooms, carrots now if they are fresh and rice.
|This soup is ready for germ fighting duty!|
Look out germs!