The holidays can cause plenty of things to become inflamed, and I don’t mean over-cooked Tofurky,

Pie, butter, oils, and sugars are frequent additions to the holiday table, and these kinds of foods can cause your internal vitals to become inflamed. When the body ingests decadent holiday food, it’s bombarded with too much of a good thing, and the body tricks itself into believing it’s under attack, causing inflammation. Inflammation is no joke, as it has a harmful impact on arthritis and can lead to some very scary health consequences. Luckily, inflammation can be remedied with diet, by both reducing your consumption of foods that cause inflammation, as well as eating foods with plenty of alkaline and antioxidants.


We’ve made a list of 15 inflammation-fighting recipes to get you through the holidays, courtesy of The FoodMonster app!

Happy eating!

1. Carrot Avocado Ginger Soup 

Carrot Avocado Ginger Soup [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

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Amy Height‘s Carrot Avocado Ginger Soup is good for you and it tastes wonderful. It’s both super nourishing AND super satisfying … it hits all of those nice chill-out spots in the brain (nutrients! creaminess! flavor!) and it so simple to make, you’ll be extra impressed with how good of a cook you are and issue some immediate high fives to your bad self.


2. Lentil and Pumpkin Tagine Stuffed Peppers 

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Sometimes it’s the simple dishes that give the most glee. Case in point, Margaux Mouton‘s Lentil and Pumpkin Tagine Stuffed Peppers. Stuffed with hearty lentils and steamed pumpkin, along with green beans and rice, they’re bright, colorful, warm, and comforting. They’re easy to whip up for dinner and so filling, you won’t even need sides — but save room for dessert.


3. Coconut Milk Braised Collard Greens 

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Traditionally a southern dish, collard greens are a great way to get your daily dose of green, leafy, veggies.Courtney West‘s Coconut Milk Braised Collard Greensis great as a main course or alongside an entrée. Garlic, pepper, cumin, and mustard seeds give this recipe a great spice, while coconut balances it out with a delicious creaminess. Customize this dish with your own spice combination, or serve it over quinoa!


4. Roasted Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Creamy Tahini Sauce

roasted chickpea stuffed sweet potato

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Need a meal that encompasses both simplicity and big flavors? Christina Bedetta‘s Roasted Chickpea Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Creamy Tahini Sauce will be your new favorite. Naturally loaded with Vitamin A, fiber, potassium, B-vitamins, and powerful antioxidants, simple sweet potatoes make the perfect base for a nourishing meal. Load them up with a nice source of protein (in this case, chickpeas) and your favorite flavorings, and you are good to go!

5. Rosemary Roasted Carrots With Creamy Thyme and Rosemary Sauce 

Rosemary Roasted Carrots With Creamy Thyme and Rosemary Sauce [Vegan]

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It’s the simple things in life. Ida Hemmingsson-Holl‘s Rosemary Roasted Carrots With Creamy Thyme and Rosemary Sauce  uses carrots of various colours and roasted them with some herbs, some garlic and a little olive oil and salt. So simple, yet a 100% delicious. Serve it with a creamy thyme and rosemary sauce.

6. Cream of Celery Soup 

Cream of Celery Soup

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Creamy potatoes, celery, onion, and an array of spices come together to create Christa Clark‘s Cream of Celery Soup this interpretation of traditional cream of celery soup. Potatoes give this soup a rich and grainy texture while the celery gives the dish a sharp, fresh flavor. Keep it chunky, or blend for a puréed soup — either way, it’s delicious!


7. Cucumber Quinoa Salad With Blackberries 

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While quinoa is a great replacement for rice in savory dishes, it’s also a wonderful grain to incorporate into sweet dishes! in this Cucumber Quinoa Salad With BlackberriesIt’s especially great with antioxidant-loaded blackberries. By Taylor Kiser.

8. Roasted Purple Cauliflower with Kale Pesto 

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Melissa Haithcock puts Kale and cauliflower together in this rich, delicious Roasted Purple Cauliflower with Kale Pesto. Beautiful to look at, even more beautiful to eat!

9. Baked Spinach and Bulgur Veggie Balls 

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These Baked Spinach and Bulgur Veggie Balls by Sophie Yotova combined spinach and chickpeas for an excellent health boost.

10. Chia Pudding With Blueberries 

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Blueberries and chia both fight inflammation in Judy Moosmueller‘s Chia Pudding With Blueberries. When left to soak, chia seeds release absorb liquid which softens them while thickening the liquid they were soaking in. This results in a pudding consistency, with all of the benefits of chia seeds! This recipe is sweet and nourishing while also being highly customizable.

11. Wild Rice Salad With Sweet Potato, Cherries and Pecans 

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Cherries and whole grain rice are both great for reducing inflammation. Annie Oliverio combines them in her Wild Rice Salad With Sweet Potato, Cherries and Pecans.

12. Chipotle Maple Sweet Potato Burgers 

Chipotle Maple Sweet Potato Burgers [Vegan]

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Kathleen Henry‘s Chipotle Maple Sweet Potato Burgers are perfectly textured vegan burgers made from sweet potato and have a hint of maple sweetness and a smoky chipotle kick.

13. Raw Nori Wraps With Spicy Dipping Sauce 

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 Emily von Euw‘s Raw Nori Wraps With Spicy Dipping Sauce are jam-packed with raw veggies and wrapped in seaweed, they deliver one heck of a meal that is sure to impress your taste buds and perhaps dinner guests. You could actually eat this recipe all by yourself because it’s so low in calories (naturally). I dare you to try.

14. Autumn Oatmeal Breakfast Bake With Figs and Persimmons

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Waking up in the morning can feel like a chore. Sophia DeSantis‘s Autumn Oatmeal Breakfast Bake With Figs and Persimmons will have you jumping out of bed in the morning. The warm, caramel flavor of persimmons complement the sweet honey-like taste of figs so well in this autumn-inspired oatmeal dish!

15. Bulgur With Papaya and Pomegranate 

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Lera Krasovskaya‘s Bulgur With Papaya and Pomegranate is a perfect meal for a cold winter evening if served warm and for a summer buffet if chilled!

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