Fertility Fit: Healing Soup

I had the stomach flu back in October.  I laid in the bed for 24 hours and did not look at the TV, did not look at my phone, just tried to sleep because I felt so miserable.  On day 2 when I finally felt like I could keep some food down I ended up door–dashing some soup from Chick-fil-A.  I hate spending money on food delivery but also knew that I could not physically leave the house and did not want to bother Matt having him bring me food.  I also did not have any stock of chicken noodle soup.  I realized I did not want to be put in this position again.  I made a large batch of this over the weekend and put it into several small plastic bags so that in a pinch, I would have some healing soup also known as Italian penicillin on Pinterest.  

My kids eat this up as well, it looks like macaroni and cheese and I sprinkle some chatter or Parmesan on top which makes it just delicious. 


8 cups chicken broth

1 white onion

3 celery stocks

1 bulb of garlic

2.5 cups baby carrots

I box of small noodles (I used baby shells) 



Parmesan or sharp cheddar cheese shredded

Cooking Instructions:

  • In a large pot, bring chicken broth to a gentle boil.
  • Add white onion, celery, garlic, baby carrots, turmeric, salt, and pepper to the broth. Boil until vegetables are soft.
  • Carefully transfer the cooked vegetables into a food processor with some broth. Blend until smooth.
  • Transfer the vegetable mixture back into the remaining broth. Consider dividing this into two batches for a smoother blending process.
  • While the broth is simmering, add small noodles and cook until thoroughly done.
  • Serve the soup hot, sprinkled with your choice of Parmesan or sharp cheddar cheese. 
  • *So I added a few extra cheeses I had in my fridge- A truffle goat cheese and a good mozzarella cheese, grated. It was SOOOO GOOD. So feel free to zhuzh it up with whatever cheese you have at home, a sharp cheddar would be great too!


Chicken Broth: A Nutrient-Rich Foundation for Immune Health
The heart of our soup, chicken broth, is a powerhouse of nutrients. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, it supports immune function and provides essential nourishment for reproductive health.


White Onion: Immune-Boosting and Fertility-Friendly
White onions add a flavorful kick while contributing immune-boosting properties. Onions are rich in antioxidants and contain trace elements like zinc, crucial for fertility and reproductive health.


Celery: Antioxidant-Rich and Hydrating
Celery not only adds a satisfying crunch but also brings antioxidants and hydration to the mix. Its anti-inflammatory properties and high water content support both immune and reproductive health.

Garlic: Immune System Superfood
The bowl of garlic isn't just for flavor—it's a potent immune system booster. Garlic contains allicin, known for its antibacterial and antiviral properties, making it a key ingredient for overall health.

Baby Carrots: Rich in Beta-Carotene for Fertility
Carrots, loaded with beta-carotene, contribute to reproductive health. Beta-carotene converts into vitamin A, essential for fetal development and overall fertility.

Turmeric: Anti-Inflammatory Golden Spice
Turmeric, with its active compound curcumin, adds a burst of anti-inflammatory benefits. Curcumin supports immune health and may have positive effects on fertility by reducing inflammation.

Salt and Pepper: Flavorful Seasonings with Trace Minerals
Beyond enhancing taste, salt and pepper bring trace minerals to the soup. These minerals play a role in hormone regulation and reproductive health.

Parmesan or Sharp Cheddar Cheese: Calcium Boost for Fertility
The addition of Parmesan or sharp cheddar cheese not only enhances flavor but also provides a calcium boost. Calcium is essential for the development and function of reproductive organs.

Small Noodles: Satisfying Carbohydrates for Sustained Energy
The inclusion of small noodles not only adds a comforting element but also provides carbohydrates for sustained energy—an essential component for overall vitality.

I froze this batch 2 sections and cooked the noodles in the broth rather than freezing the noodles to help with the consistency. I think it tastes better that way. I added the cheese while reheating as well. 

This healing soup is more than just a comforting bowl—it is full of ingredients that support fertility and bolster the immune system. With each spoonful, you're not just enjoying a delicious meal; you're nourishing your body with essential nutrients. Embrace the warmth, savor the flavors, and relish in the knowledge that every ingredient is chosen with your health and fertility in mind.