During the holidays, there are plenty of things that can offset the tummy. Usually, it’s rich food, but too much fiber, anxiety, processed food, and other GI issues can make the holidays a holy pain for people with nausea. Luckily, one can fight nausea the same way one causes it… With food! In the same way that some foods upset your stomach, others can be soothing and even leave your digestive system better than they found it.
This holiday season, mix up your decadent foods with some of these gut-settling recipes to calm down the tummy, courtesy of the Food Monster App.
1. Ginger Elixir: An Ayurvedic Digestive Drink
Akshata Sheelvant‘s Ginger Elixir: An Ayurvedic Digestive Drink acts wonders to fire up our digestive system. Good digestion is the cornerstone of health and well-being, according to Ayurveda. When our digestive system is working well, we absorb all the necessary nutrients from the food we eat, enjoy healthy circulation, and have good robust immunity to diseases.
2. Sweet Potato, Carrot, and Leek Soup
3. Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup
Source: Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup
Gratitude: Plant-Based Thanksgiving Cookbook
No other holiday captures the spirit of home cooking the way Thanksgiving does. This is why you need the ultimate Thanksgiving cookbook, One Green Planet’s Gratitude: Plant-Based Recipes to Create your own Thanksgiving Tradition! In the cookbook, you’ll find our 100 most popular plant-based thanksgiving recipes like Soft Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts, Spiced Apple Cake with Cashew Frosting, Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding with Nut Crumble Topping, Cinnamon Apple Hand Pies, and hearty entrees like Roast Root Vegetable Stack With Dukkah, Vegducken: Butternut Squash Stuffed With Eggplant, Zucchini, and a Mushroom Lentil Stuffing, and Seitan Roast With Sausage and Pear Stuffing and Apple Cider Gravy and so much more!
4. Hearty Purple Potato Stew
Source: Hearty Purple Potato Stew
Wendy Irene‘s Hearty Purple Potato Stew can use sliced avocado and is the perfect accompaniment to add to the top of the right before serving. The flavors mesh beautifully, and it adds a nice creamy touch of healthy fat to keep you happy and satisfied. The rich, dark reddish-purple color of the soup is not only beautiful, but it’s also swimming in antioxidants.
5. Easy Roasted Root Veggies
Source: Easy Roasted Root Veggies
This Easy Roasted Root Veggies recipe by Pauline Hanuise is a healthy and easy vegan recipe, perfect to warm you up. If you feel a bit ‘airy’ this is the perfect recipe as this will make you feel more grounded. Perfect before an exam or a public talk and so simple to prepare.
6. Sautéed Beet Red Greens
Source: Sautéed Beet Red Greens
7. Warm Potato Salad With Spinach and Chickpeas
One Green Planet‘s Warm Potato Salad With Spinach and Chickpeas is the classic potato salad – mix up some boiled potatoes with mayonnaise and mustard, and voilà! But what’s a person to do if she wants to add more veggies and cut out the fattening mayo? Enter this warm potato salad: it’s cooked in a skillet with the addition of onions, peppers, mushrooms, and chickpeas. Adding fresh rosemary, along with a few other spices, brings out the flavors very nicely. Chickpeas make this salad more filling, so you can serve it as a meal, not just a side. Feeling adventurous? Throw this salad on a bed of greens, or wrap it in a whole-grain tortilla with some salsa for a tasty and compact lunch!
8. Spring Kale and Dill Soup With Rice
Dill has a delightfully fresh and citrus-like flavor which, in Zsu Dever‘s very quick and easy Spring Kale and Dill Soup With Rice, is accentuated with a squeeze of lemon juice added at the end. The beans bring a layer of creaminess as well as a boost of protein. The rice thickens the soup and adds more texture. As for kale, it is always a welcome addition not only because it boosts nutrition but also because the hint of its bitterness complements the dill. A full circle of flavors.
9. Mint Cacao Kiss
Source: Mint Cacao Kiss
10. Vegetable Paella Risotto
Source: Vegetable Paella Risotto
Kristen Genton‘s Vegetable Paella Risotto This fusion dish combines the best of the worlds of paella and risotto into one seriously delicious and comforting meal. It has a creamy texture like risotto and the savory flavors of paella without dairy or seafood. What’s the secret? Smoked paprika. This dinner entrée is so flavorful, packed with vegetables, and not to mention, easier than traditional risotto.
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Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental well-being, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects.
For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend purchasing one of our many plant-based cookbooks or downloading the Food Monster App which has thousands of delicious recipes making it the largest vegan recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
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- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
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