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Decongestion Thyme Tea & 5-Ingredient Butternut Squash Fritters Recipe

Thyme Tea Recipe for Decongestion

- Thyme helps with congestion and chest colds because of its expectorant properties it breaks up mucus and has even been used to assist with conditions such as bronchitis and other respiratory-related illnesses.

- Thyme has antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial properties that support your body when battling a cold or flu symptoms.

- Given that thyme is a great source of vitamins C and A, it’s a perfect fit for trying to preempt a cold or to help battle a full-blown attack.


· 1 cup water

· organic lemon

· raw honey


1. Heat your kettle to a boil and add water and thyme in a mug.

2. Cover so volatile oils don’t escape. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes.

3. Add fresh squeezed lemon and raw honey to taste. Enjoy better health!


5-Ingredient Butternut Squash Fritters


· 5 cups shredded butternut squash, lightly packed (See Note)

· 2/3 cup all-purpose flour

· 2 large eggs, lightly beaten (sub. egg replacer, bananas 1:1, or flax meal)

· 1 1/2 Tablespoons minced fresh sage (optional) (sub. cinnamon)

· Vegetable oil


In a large bowl, combine the shredded butternut squash, flour, eggs, minced sage, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper to the bowl, stirring until the mixture is combined. Line a plate with paper towels.

Liberally coat the bottom of a large sauté pan with vegetable oil and place it over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, scoop 3-tablespoon mounds of the mixture into the pan, pressing them lightly into rounds and spacing them at least 2 inches apart. Cook the fritters for 2 to 3 minutes, then flip them once and cook an additional 2 minutes until golden brown and cooked throughout. Transfer the fritters to the paper towel-lined plate and immediately sprinkle them with salt. Repeat the scooping and cooking process with the remaining mixture.


Butternut squash can be peeled and then shredded on either the large hole of a box grater or, to save time, in a food processor.

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