I've been searching for mixes to give or have on hand when I find out someone is sick, or even to use when my whole household is sick which would cut down on cook-time.
Here are some great mixes that I've found:
Chicken Noodle Soup:
Chicken Noodle Soup Mix in a Jar - from Food.com
This one is good except that the carrots and celery and chicken aren't already prepared. I suppose I could think ahead and put some cut-up carrots and celery in the freezer...
But here is another one with all the ingredients except the chicken (plus more meal-in-a-jar recipes - scroll down to see the chicken noodle soup recipe).
Soup Mixes in a Jar - Getty Stewart.com
Basic Cold and Flu Tea:
Cold and Flu Tea with Elderberries - from diynatural.com
This looks amazingly tasty! A-N-D...elderberries are "used for [their] antioxidant activity
to lower cholesterol, improve vision, boost the immune system, improve
heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections
and tonsillitis. Elderberry juice was used to treat a flu epidemic in
Panama in 1995". ( herbwisdom.com)
For more mixes, like Ginger Root Tea and Peppermint tea, check out this site: 30 homemade natural cold and flue remedies