Turmeric is a spice that has incredible health properties, including the reduction of inflammation! If you add a bit to your food while cooking, it will give your meal a beautiful, vibrant yellow color. That’s why people often use it for tofu scrambles! It’s also super versatile! You can use it in savory or sweet dishes (and even make delicious beverages from it!) There are tons of turmeric recipes to reduce inflammation that taste amazing and are good for you! Even picky eaters can find something they love to put turmeric in.
Need some help? Check out these 15 winter turmeric recipes to reduce inflammation from our Food Monster App!
1. Coconut Turmeric Porridge
Source: Coconut Turmeric Porridge
A delicious grain-free vegan porridge that is loaded with nutrition. Full of anti-inflammatory properties and gut friendly. Dairy free as well as refined sugar free, this Coconut Turmeric Porridge by Taryn Fitz-Gerald is the perfect start to your day.
2. Turmeric Flatbread
Source: Turmeric Flatbread
Like all breads, the store bought options typically contain many shelf stabilizers and unnecessary ingredients and this recipe is just so hassle free. Skip the market, the endless ingredient lists, and whip up your own Turmeric Flatbread by Gabrielle St. Claire!!
3. Turmeric Chickpea Soup
Source: Turmeric Chickpea Soup
This lightly spiced Turmeric Chickpea Soup by Melissa Tedesco is perfect for rainy days. Wholesome, rich, and thick, this soup won’t disappoint. The chickpeas give the soup a really nice, creamy texture and ginger gives this soup a spicy glow. Turmeric has a ton of health benefits, most notably it’s anti-inflammatory properties. This Turmeric Chickpea Soup will warm your bones and comfort you on dreary days. But it’s also great for any occasion and any time of the year.
4. Turmeric and Ginger Hummus
Source: Turmeric and Ginger Hummus
5. Protein Packed Turmeric Smoothie Bowl
6. Brussels Sprouts with Turmeric
Source: Brussels Sprouts with Turmeric
This is a nice simple recipe, that is a great healthy way to flavor up brussels sprouts. Pair this Brussels Sprouts with Turmeric by Gabriela Lupu with any of your favorite vegan meals, or enjoy as a nice snack.
7. Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes
Source: Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes can be dressed up with all sorts of delicious things from sweet maple tahini to fluffy marshmallows to cauliflower cheese. This recipe for Cinnamon Turmeric Sweet Potatoes by Holly Bertone lets the natural flavor of sweet potato shine, elevating it with just a few select seasonings: cinnamon, turmeric, thyme, salt, and pepper. Just a quick toss, some time in the oven, and voila! A delectable side dish you will use time and time again.
8. Turmeric Leek Risotto
Source: Turmeric Leek Risotto
This Turmeric Leek Vegan Risotto by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek is a great winter meal when your fridge is running low on ingredients! Gluten-free and Vegan. To make this gluten-free Turmeric Leek Vegan Risotto all you really need are a few staples, that most of us usually have. Some spring onions (or regular onion will work just as fine!), couple cloves of garlic, a carrot, some leeks. A cup or two of risotto rice, and then some spices and frozen peas.
9. Turmeric Polenta with Roasted Beets and Greens
This recipe for Turmeric Polenta with Roasted Beets and Greens by Claire Ragozzino is full of nutritious goodness and flavorful spices to make your body happy. Not only will this meal taste delicious, but it will also fuel your body with important ingredients! Layering beet green pesto, roasted beets and cooked greens over turmeric polenta builds an amazing dish.
10. Crispy Turmeric Tofu Nuggets
Source: Crispy Turmeric Tofu Nuggets
All that’s between you and these Crispy Turmeric Tofu Nuggets by Priscilla Soler are a few ingredients! When you need to make a dish that’s guaranteed to please everyone, go for these crispy delights. These are great served on a bed of lettuce, or with a few simple sides and some dipping sauce.
11. Raw Turmeric Ginger Smoothie
Source: Raw Turmeric Ginger Smoothie
All of these amazing healthful ingredients combined are simple enough, yet they make this healthy anti-inflammatory Raw Turmeric Ginger Smoothie by Marina Yanay-Triner taste just like bubblegum. You will love it.
12. Vegetable Pilaf Bowl with Creamy Turmeric Dressing
Pilaf is the term used for rice cooked in seasoned broth. The rice is typically sautéed in oil before the spices and broth are added. The vegetables in this bowl give the pilaf texture, nutrients, and flavor. This Vegetable Pilaf Bowl with Creamy Turmeric Dressing by Plant Power Bowls, Sapana Chandra is a great potluck dish, as it tastes delicious both warm and at room temperature.
13. Warm Ginger Turmeric Milk
Source: Warm Ginger Turmeric Milk
This Warm Ginger Turmeric Milk by Caroline Doucet is the perfect comforting drink during long winter months, especially when you’re feeling under the weather. It’s packed with ginger, turmeric and hemp seeds for a boost of nutrients and healthy fats. Blend with warm water and one date to get a naturally sweetened, frothy milk. This recipe is so simple, yet so comforting on a cold day!
14. Coconut Turmeric Dal
Source: Coconut Turmeric Dal
This creamy Coconut Turmeric Dal by Liz Martone is nutty, savory, creamy, and warming with every bite. Not to mention, it’s packed with protein from lentils and vitamins from the addition of spinach! Pair with rice or any other grain, such as quinoa.
15. Turmeric Falafel
Source: Turmeric Falafel
Chickpeas are wonderful. One of the great things about these healthy little guys is that you can mash them and form them into balls to top salads, or use them as a sandwich filling. These Turmeric Falafel balls by Florian Nouh are moist and fluffy, and with a teaspoon of turmeric and just a teaspoon of olive oil, they are flavorful, but not too heavy.
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