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12 healthy recipes your immune system will thank you for

If you want to keep fit and healthy, your first priority should be to strengthen your immune system. A great way to help this is to fuel your body with nutrients, so we've pulled together 12 recipes that are filled with foods that will boost your system.

By Harriet Keown
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    Salmon citrus salad

    Packed full of all the good things, this salad is a star. Smoked salmon really benefits from the hit of sweet and citrusy orange, moreish edamame beans plus a dressing full of sesame and saltiness.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Video: Meatless Mexican stuffed peppers

    This quick and easy meat-free filling is a great option for those who are flatting, as it can be served over rice or piled into a jacket potato, as well as making a great stuffing for veges.

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    Easiest ever healthy slow cooker chicken soup

    This slow cooker chicken soup is pure soul food. Simply prep your ingredients, pop them in the slow cooker and come back 8 hours later to a delicious, nutritious meal. It's the easiest recipe ever! Created by nutritionist Natalie Brady

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    Broccoli and herb fritters with beetroot relish

    These gluten-free fritters are packed full of sheer goodness! Whip up a batch for a tasty weekend brunch or a light and easy midweek dinner - and make sure you pile up on our scrumptious toppings.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Prawn and broccoli fried ‘rice’

    Swap out fried rice for a healthier version in this broccoli rice recipe. Mixed with prawns, peas and beans, as well as the zingy flavours of ginger and chilli, this dish is a breath of fresh air.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Turmeric yoghurt chicken and cauliflower

    Full of great flavours, this delicious turmeric yoghurt chicken is brilliant served with cauliflower and is an absolute must for your next warming family meal.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Sumac salmon with pickle and turmeric

    Light and delicious, this sumac salmon dish with pickle and turmeric is sure to be a hit. Sumac is also a powerhouse in terms of health benefits, so all the more reason to go for seconds!

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    Easy chicken biryani

    This simple chicken biryani suits the whole family as it is not at all hot and is super tasty. This recipe may look like a lot of ingredients, but it really is very quick and easy to assemble.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Beetroot, spiced almond, date and feta salad

    Nadia Lim's beetroot salad recipe is a stunner. Punctuated with crunchy almonds, sweet dates, creamy feta and lightly pickled onions, it's the perfect side dish to see you through summer

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    Detox rice and dhal

    In Ayurvedic medicine, this recipe is known as kitchari and is a balancing dish that helps to rest and detoxify your cells. Filled with vegetables and delicious spices, it's a dish that will nourish you from the inside out.

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

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    Green tea chicken with barley salad

    This super easy, super healthy green tea chicken salad recipe is the perfect dish for lunch or dinner. Nutty, fiber-rich barley, fresh herbs and crunchy broccoli make up this filling salad

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|