Quick Pick-me-up Meals When You are under the Weather

Quick Pick-me-up Meals  When You are under the Weather

The Gemside Automatic Meal Cooker is your perfect kitchen aide. It is a boon especially when you’re not feeling well and need to whip together something simple and healthy.

Eating healthy food will help your body fight illness and recover faster. When you’re sick, you need to eat energy-boosting foods that have a good balance of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.

Making quick pick-me-ups

Chicken soup

Chicken soup is called a comfort food for a reason. It is an easy source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and protein.It is easily digestible and a good source of fluids and electrolytes, which are essential for sustained hydration.


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • 1 cup chopped mixed vegetables
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Add all the ingredients to the Gemside Automatic Meal Cooker.

Cover and set the timer for 20 minutes.

A healthy, soothing bowl of soup is ready for you to relish.

Chinese congee

Chinese congee is a simple, easily digestible gruel that is filling and nutritious. It is made of rice, water, and salt, but you can add many healthy ingredients to make it richer. You can add meat, fish, vegetables, and herbs to suit your taste.


  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup of your choice of meat, fish, and vegetables


Add all the ingredients to the Gemside Automatic Meal Cooker.

Adjust seasoning to taste.

Cover and cook for half an hour.

Ladle into bowls and serve.

Light fish stew

Fish cooks fast and doesn’t need much preparation. It is easily digestible and is full of proteins.


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium sliced salmon fillet
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 cupchopped carrots
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 1 can of tomato puree
  • 2 cups of fish stock


Sauté fennel seeds, carrots, celery and garlic in oil.

Add leeks, tomato puree, and fish stock.

Add fish, cover and set the timer for 20 minutes.

Serve in bowls with bread, or let it thicken slightly and serve on a bed of rice.

Bread pudding

This traditional, easy-to-make, pick-me-up dish is quite suitable for invalids, especially children. As it is a sweet dish, you can easily coax children into eating it.


  • 5 slices of bread
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence


Mix all the ingredients into a glutinous mass in a bowl.

Grease the Gemside Automatic Meal Cooker with butter and pour the mixture into it.

Set the timer for half an hour.

Serve in bowls, plain, with yogurt or honey.

These simple easy-to-make recipes can comfort you when you’re sick. They come in handy when you need to lookafter someone who is unwell, and you don’t have time to make a more elaborate meal.

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