Learning how your body responds to inflammatory foods (like carbs and gluten) can play an important role in our health. Although some inflammation can help our bodies ward off infections from bacteria and viruses, excess (or chronic inflammation) can lead to autoimmune diseases like arthritis, lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, and more.
Thankfully, one way to help decrease inflammation is through our diet. This list carries a wide variety of recipes that pack in plenty of herbs, greens, and spices that are essential in keeping your body balanced. Plus, many of them include delicious flavorings like turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar, and even cacao.
For some recipes, like banana ginger bars, you can expect to find two or more good-for-you ingredients for double the nutrients. There’s also delectable turmeric bars, cayenne-spiced nuts, and even a ginger-spiced slaw.
So, the next time you’re hankering for a healthy snack, keep these recipes handy to satiate your cravings and lower inflammation!
Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Bars
These anti-inflammatory bars are creamy, crisp and satiating, thanks to a blend of coconut oil and coconut butter. There is, of course, a healthy dose of turmeric too, and black pepper to help with absorption.
Recipe: Unbound Wellness | Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Bars
If you’re looking for a sweet treat that’s really good for you, these turmeric gummies are loaded with anti-inflammatory turmeric and skin health-boosting gelatin.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Turmeric Gummies
Ginger Turmeric Bone Broth Protein Bites
These protein bites are a double whammy in the anti-inflammatory department: They boast both ginger powder and turmeric powder, plus they’re loaded with gut-healing bone broth protein.
Recipe: Triple Peak Wellness | Ginger Turmeric Bone Broth Protein Bites
10-Minute Spicy Tuna Rolls
Real talk: These delectable little bites are basically low carb, Paleo sushi rolls, with an anti-inflammatory kick of cayenne pepper.
Recipe: Real Balanced | 10-Minute Spicy Tuna Rolls
Ginger-Spiced Mixed Nuts
These mixed nuts are sweet and spicy, thanks to some freshly grated ginger.
Recipe: I Heart Umami | Ginger-Spiced Mixed Nuts
Spicy Kale Chips
Trust us, you won’t be able to stop crunching on these spicy kale chips. They’re super simple, and super good for you, thanks in part to anti-inflammatory cayenne.
Recipe: Peas and Crayons | Spicy Kale Chips
Ginger Date Bars
These chewy ginger-spiced date bars balance delicious taste with nutrition and anti-inflammatory health benefits. Yum!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Ginger Date Bars
Frothy Vanilla Turmeric Orange Juice
This creamy, frothy turmeric orange juice is basically an anti-inflammatory smoothie in a glass.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Frothy Vanilla Turmeric Orange Juice
Hibiscus Ginger Gelatin Gummies
These flowery, gorgeous-hued gummies are sweet and sour, thanks to the hints of hibiscus, ginger juice, and honey.
Recipe: A Squirrel in the Kitchen | Hibiscus Ginger Gelatin Gummies
Baked Veggie Turmeric Nuggets
These anti-inflammatory nuggets are laced with turmeric. They’re also meat-free!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Baked Veggie Turmeric Nuggets
Creamy Pineapple Ginger Slaw
Need a veggie-based anti-inflammatory snack? This quick slaw combines cabbage, peppers, cilantro, and pineapple with a fresh ginger sauce.
Recipe: Eat the Gains | Creamy Pineapple Ginger Slaw
Turmeric Coconut Flour Muffins
These warm, grain-free muffins are great as a light breakfast or a midday snack. They also include a healthy dose of ginger for an anti-inflammatory boost.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Turmeric Coconut Flour Muffins
Golden Turmeric Energy Bites
Need an energy boost? These turmeric energy bites are packed with superfoods and anti-inflammatory turmeric.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Golden Turmeric Energy Bites
Ginger Fried Cabbage and Carrots
If you need a quick, hot veggie-packed snack, these ginger fried cabbage and carrots are the recipe for you. Minced ginger adds anti-inflammatory benefits, too!
Recipe: Eat Heal Thrive | Ginger Fried Cabbage and Carrots
Turmeric Ginger Smoothie with Coconut Oil
Turmeric and ginger add anti-inflammatory benefits to this sweet and spicy smoothie.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Turmeric Ginger Smoothie with Coconut Oil
Grain-Free Banana Ginger Bars
These grain-free bars come loaded with anti-inflammatory benefits, including both ginger and apple cider vinegar. Talk about a double-whammy!
Recipe: Empowered Sustenance | Grain-Free Banana Ginger Bars
Gut-Healing Kombucha Gummies
These kombucha gummies are really bright and zingy and grated ginger adds anti-inflammatory benefits.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Gut-Healing Kombucha Gummies
These mixed nuts are super spicy, thanks in part to a healthy dose of anti-inflammatory cayenne pepper.
Recipe: Real Simple Good | Spicy Nuts
Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
Anti-inflammatory apple cider vinegar shines in these tangy gummies that are sweetened up with a bit of apple juice.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
Paleo Cacao Coffee Protein Bars
Did you know cacao powder is anti-inflammatory? Yeah, that means you can enjoy these chocolatey coffee bars happily!
Recipe: Fit Mitten Kitchen | Paleo Cacao Coffee Protein Bars