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Ginger is a powerful spice that will take any dish from yum to YUM in just a few sprinkles. Add this tangy flavor to your breakfasts, lunches, dinners, or snacks for a little pick-me-up with some serious “zing”! If you’re wondering how to grow your own ginger at home, check out our article called Why Ginger is So Awesome — and How to Grow it Yourself for some tips on the process! Also, check out Why Ginger-fication of our Food Is a Good Thing to learn all about how ginger is used for health!

Here are some of our most energy-packed recipes from the Food Monster App that have been elevated by this tangy, delicious flavor!

1. Ginger Garlic Tofu Curry Vegan Ginger Garlic Tofu Curry in sauce with garnish

Source: Ginger Garlic Tofu Curry

Between the turmeric, ginger, and garam masala, Preeti Tamilarasan‘s Ginger Garlic Tofu Curry is sure to wake you up and get you going! Plus, the protein in the tofu cubes will keep you full and energized for hours after eating it! Enjoy this dish over a the carb of your choice for even more plant-based power!

2. Kale, Beet, and Pecan Salad With Ginger Dressing Vegan Kale, Beet, and Pecan Salad With Ginger Dressing

Source: Kale, Beet, and Pecan Salad With Ginger Dressing

This recipe by Jesse Jane Lee has such a diverse array of nutrients in it! The tangy beets pair nicely with bitter kale and sweet pecans but the whole thing is tied together with an energizing ginger dressing. The best part is that the ingredients in this Kale, Beet, and Pecan Salad With Ginger Dressing are all winter-accessible!

3. Lemon Glazed Ginger Tempeh With Brown Rice and Basil Lemon Glazed Ginger Tempeh With Brown Rice and Fresh Basil [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Source: Lemon Glazed Ginger Tempeh With Brown Rice and Basil

This recipe is a whole lot of yum! The crispy tempeh is cooked to meaty perfection with a ginger lemon glaze! Tempeh is perfect because it’s filling and also contains so much protein! Enjoy Christa Clark‘s tangy Lemon Glazed Ginger Tempeh With Brown Rice and Basil and get moving!

4. Ginger Citrus Tofu Power Bowl With Bok Choy and Cashews Ginger Citrus Tofu Power Bowl With Bok Choy and Cashews

Source: Ginger Citrus Tofu Power Bowl With Bok Choy and Cashews

Amy Height‘s Ginger Citrus Tofu Power Bowl With Bok Choy and Cashews means business. The healthy fats, tangy ginger sauce, protein, and greens are sure to give you the energy to power through your day! Try this recipe out for a day you know you’re going to need a little bit of a boost!

5. Ginger Garlic Chickpeas Ginger Garlic Chickpeas [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Source: Ginger Garlic Chickpeas

This snack is perfect for a little lift in the middle of the afternoon! Try Danielle Joy‘s Ginger Garlic Chickpeas by themselves or over a salad! Add these to your soup, potato, or even rice dishes for an added punch of protein and tanginess!

6. Ginger Soy Tofu Ginger Soy Tofu 2

Source: Ginger Soy Tofu

This dish is beautiful in its presentation and so yummy. Kristen Genton‘s Ginger Soy Tofu is perfect for when you’re craving a little bit of protein or some salty goodness! Pair this dish over rice and let all the ginger flavors soak in!

7. Ginger Cashew Cream Noodles

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What more could you ask out of a meal? These Ginger Cashew Cream Noodles by Emily Brees are so creamy, hearty, protein-packed, and tangy! The ginger in this recipe really brings out all of the richness in the cashews and creates an authentic cheesy flavor with its tanginess!

8. Raw Ginger Energy Bites Raw Ginger Energy Bites | Koko Brill | Koko's Kitchen

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These little Raw Ginger Energy Bites by Koko Brill are so flavorful and perfect for an easy breakfast on-the-go! Each one is packed with nutrients from almonds, cashews, chia seeds, and the star of the whole recipe- the powerhouse anti-inflammatory agent, ginger.

9. Thai Quinoa BurgersThai Quinoa Burgers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

Source: Thai Quinoa Burgers

Kathleen Henry‘s Thai Quinoa Burgers are filling and so meaty! The texture of the quinoa makes this dish feel so satisfying and the ginger really kicks the flavor up a notch! Try these with some homemade French fries or a simple potato salad!

10. Raw Spicy Lime BallsRaw Spicy Lime Balls 1

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Start your day right with one of Stefania D’Allesandro‘s Raw Spicy Lime Balls! The chili pepper and the tangy ginger in these will give you give you the kick you need to get through the day! Try these out or crumble them into a smoothie for an added boost of flavor!

11. Green Goddess Golden Milk Smoothie Green Goddess Golden Milk Smoothie

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This smoothie is packed with all the great nature has to offer! This turmeric, gingery, creamy goodness will make you feel like the god or goddess you are! Try Molly Patrick‘s Green Goddess Golden Smoothie for a boost of vitamins, nutrients, and flavor!

12. Yogi Bowl With Ginger Miso Tahini Dressing vegan ginger tahini maple yogi bowl

Source: Yogi Bowl With Ginger Miso Tahini Dressing

This bowl is truly powerful! The tahini coats the sweet potatoes for a rich, delicious meal. Get your energy back with this miso ginger dressing and energizing vegetable combo! Claire Ragozzino‘s Yogi Bowl With Ginger Miso Tahini Dressing will have you back up to speed in no time!

13. Turmeric Ginger Oatmeal Vegan Turmeric Ginger Oatmeal wth toppings

Source: Turmeric Ginger Oatmeal

Claire Ragozzino‘s Turmeric Ginger Oatmeal is the perfect meal to wake up to on a cold day. This oatmeal is so spicy and warming. It is packed with healthy carbs and healthy fats from the coconut topping.

14. Quick High-Protein Vegetable Stir-FryVegan Quick High-Protein Vegetable Stir-Fry with lime, noodles, and vegetables

Source: Quick High-Protein Vegetable Stir-Fry

This Quick High-Protein Vegetable Stir-Fry by Laura Grosch is an easy dinner idea to “upcycle” leftover veggies and refuel after a workout or a long day at work! This bowl is packed with flavorful veggies and is elevated to new flavor levels with the lime, ginger, garlic, and fennel that are added in.

15. Crispy Agave-Ginger Tofu WingsVegan Crispy Agave-Ginger Tofu Wings

Source: Crispy Agave-Ginger Tofu Wings

These crispy wing-like bites have all the protein and flavor packed into little cubes! Add these to your salads, veggie bowls, or just eat them plan with your favorite dipping sauce! These Crispy Agave-Ginger Tofu Wings by Dawn Hutchins are perfect for anything from a party appetizer to an easy weeknight dinner!

For more energy-boosting recipes download our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, 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, prostate cancer, and has many side effects

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