Stock Your Freezer and Medicine Cabinets for Cold and Flu Season

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The holiday season is in full gear which also means that cold and flu season is too.  As parents with already busy lives, throwing in kids or even worse a parent down with illness can be quite disruptive.  

With the Coronavirus in the news it never hurts to be prepared.

Here are some great tips on how to stock your cabinet and freezer for cold and flu season.




When someone in the family comes down with the flu or cold it is so nice to just grab what you need in the medicine cabinet and have freezer meals ready to plop into the slow cooker. (even better they are so easy your family can plop them in if you are too sick)


There is nothing better than a bowl of chicken noodle soup to make someone feel better when they are not feeling well.   Chicken noodle soup and black bean soup make great a freezer meals to enjoy any night but especially when someone is under the weather.

Fill your freezer bags with the ingredients and be sure to squeeze out any air.

Then print out these recipes and Freezer Meal Printable Directions and tape them to the outside of the bags 



Lay them flat in your freezer. Stock these freezer bags for your family or to easily deliver to any friends or family.
You can easily make several freezer meals in just an hour or so.  Store them in the freezer and use them within 3 months.

Kroger is a destination for all of my flu needs. Besides the ingredients to make the three freezer meals, we will be sharing below, I bought these products to stock my cabinets for cold and flu season.

Abreva® Pump Cold Sore and Fever Blister Treatment

Abreva is not for temporary symptom relief, but healing. It delivers the best results when used at the first sign of a cold sore. The only FDA approved OTC medicine to shorten healing time.

Breathe Right® Extra Clear Nasal Strips

It helps increase airflow so you can breathe better. And when you can breathe better, you can sleep better.

Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes

Wipe away 99.9% of the most common allergens* and perfect for cleaning up your kitchen after making these freezer meals.


Remember, Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold and Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM should not be used at the same time

Robitussin® Maximum Strength Honey Cough & Chest Congestion DM

New! The real honey you want, the powerful cough relief you need. Gluten Free. No Artifical Colors. True Source Certified Honey.

Theraflu Power Pods Daytime Severe Cold

Is powerful relief without a prescription? Compatible with most single-serve coffee machines, you just have to press, sip and relief. These fast-relieving pods work on even your severe symptoms.

Theraflu-(c) 2018 the GSK group of companies or its licensor.  Theraflu is for use in adults 12 years and older. Use all products only as directed. Read label and follow directions
Abreva, Breathe Right, Robitussin – Use only as directed. Read label and follow directions.
*Use Clorox products as directed for removal of non-living allergens like pet dander, dust mite matter and pest matter on hard nonporous surfaces in your home. Keep out of reach of children.


Freezer Crockpot Black Bean Soup Recipe 

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Crockpot Black Bean Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes

Freezer meal for crock pot. Crock pot black bean soup


  • 3 cans black beans, 15oz each, drained and rinsed
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups vegetable broth, chicken broth also works well if you’re not vegetarian
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


  1. Combine all ingredients in crockpot.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Mash or puree to your liking.
  4. Stir.
  5. To Freeze and Cook Later
  6. Label your freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and use-by date (three months from when you prepped the meal). To your freezer bag, add all ingredients. Remove as much air as possible, seal, and freeze for up to three months. When ready to cook, thaw in refrigerator overnight or in morning in water and and then follow cooking instructions above.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 117Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 391mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 7gSugar 2gProtein 7g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.

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