29 Healthy and Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Recipes

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A collection of anti-inflammatory recipes. These recipes are chock full of powerhouse functional foods that reduce inflammation and support overall health and wellbeing. And not only are these anti-inflammatory recipes oh so healthy and healing, but they are guaranteed delicious! 

For more anti-inflammatory foods check out my 7-day anti-inflammatory Mediterranean meal plan.

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An anti-inflammatory diet is based on limiting your body’s exposure to foreign antigens while increasing the intake of beneficial nutrients especially nutrients that have anti-inflammatory effects. And that’s exactly what these recipes are all about: wholesome dishes that are good sources of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, probiotics, and anti-inflammatory fatty acids. You know, all the good stuff!  Also… every single recipe is bonafide DELICIOUS!

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY FOODS:

  • Berries – blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries contain antioxidants called anthocyanins which are compounds that have a potent anti-inflammatory effect
  • Cruciferous Vegetables – Broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and arugula (to name a few) belong to the cruciferous class of vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables contain a host of antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory effects on the body. Sulforaphane, one of these potent antioxidants, reduces cytokine activity in the body which drives inflammation
  • Green Tea – Contains EGCG (epigallocatechin) a potent anti-inflammatory antioxidant.
  • Turmeric – Curcumin is the active constituent in turmeric that provides its potent anti-inflammatory superpower.
  • Fatty Fish – Hello omega-3 fatty acids! Salmon, tuna, and sardines are great sources of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.

Still with me? Good! Let’s get cooking…

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SOUP & SALAD RECIPES

Let’s kick things off with anti-inflammatory soups and salads! These hearty and nourishing recipes are loaded with delish ingredients that will satisfy your taste buds and provide a boost of anti-inflammatory antioxidants. Enjoy a refreshing salad or cozy up with a warming bowl of soup!

The BEST Healthy Vegetable Soup Recipe

The BEST Healthy Vegetable Soup Recipe

THE BEST VEGETABLE SOUP

Creamy Vegan Thai Carrot Soup

Creamy Vegan Thai Carrot Soup

NOURISHING THAI CARROT GINGER SOUP

This healthy creamy broccoli soup is quick, easy, and the best bowl of nourishing goodness. Filled with functional ingredients that supply a bounty of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. You will feel so good after you eat this soup you may just take flight!

This healthy creamy broccoli soup is quick, easy, and the best bowl of nourishing goodness. Filled with functional ingredients that supply a bounty of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. You will feel so good after you eat this soup you may just take flight!

SUPER GREEN DETOXIFYING BROCCOLI SOUP

Instant Pot Thai Coconut Lime Chicken Soup with Noodles - A fragrant, warm, fresh and zesty soup that is insanely delicious and super good for you! Start with a whole chicken, fragrant herbs and spices, and thanks to the instant pot, dinner is done in 30 minutes!

Instant Pot Thai Coconut Lime Chicken Soup with Noodles - A fragrant, warm, fresh and zesty soup that is insanely delicious and super good for you! Start with a whole chicken, fragrant herbs and spices, and thanks to the instant pot, dinner is done in 30 minutes!

THAI COCONUT LIME CHICKEN SOUP

Salmon Farro Salad with Corn and Bacon

Salmon Farro Salad with Corn and Bacon

SALMON FARRO SALAD WITH CORN & BACON

GREEK LENTIL JAR SALAD

This winter escarole citrus salad is officially the star salad of the season! Featuring a variety of bright citrus like grapefruit, tangerine, and blood orange, fennel, radish, and creamy avocado. Lightly dressed with a robust and rich extra virgin olive oil Meyer lemon vinaigrette.

This winter escarole citrus salad is officially the star salad of the season! Featuring a variety of bright citrus like grapefruit, tangerine, and blood orange, fennel, radish, and creamy avocado. Lightly dressed with a robust and rich extra virgin olive oil Meyer lemon vinaigrette.

ESCAROLE CITRUS SALAD

FARMERS MARKET LENTIL SALAD WITH FRESH CHERRIES

Nutty chewy (and super healthy) farro meet a bounty of fresh herbs, perfectly roasted eggplant, garden fresh tomatoes, and lots of kalamata olives! All tossed together in a garlic vinaigrette. This healthy vegan grain salad is easy enough to prepare and so delicious!

MEDITERRANEAN FARRO SALAD WITH ROASTED EGGPLANT

Korean Seasoned Kale and Spinach

KOREAN SEASONED KALE AND SPINACH

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SNACK RECIPES

Snack attack! Looking for a quick anti-inflammatory fix? Here are some no-fuss snack recipes you can enjoy for a little nosh. 

Easy Beet Sumac Hummus with Veggies

Easy Beet Sumac Hummus with Veggies

BEET SUMAC HUMMUS

Anti-inflammatory tropical turmeric popsicles. Quick and easy, only 5 ingredients! A frozen treat that is good for you. |abraskitchen.com

Anti-inflammatory tropical turmeric popsicles. Quick and easy, only 5 ingredients! A frozen treat that is good for you. |abraskitchen.com

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY TURMERIC POPSICLES

Creamy cashews blended with earthy antioxidant-rich matcha and the protein powerhouse collagen. A delicious healthy snack to spread on toast or fruit. 

MATCHA COLLAGEN CASHEW BUTTER

Lemon turmeric energy bites are a seriously delicious healthy snack. One bite of citrus perfection, combining the perfect balance of protein and fat to help you feel full and satisfied. Filled with super healthy ingredients like turmeric, nuts and coconut that boost anti-inflammatory properties and encourage overall health and vitality. These no-bake energy bites are gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and 100% sugar-free. No dates, maple syrup, honey, or stevia, just natural sweetness from coconut and bright tangy citrus. They taste like lemon cake bites and you will love them!

Lemon turmeric energy bites are a seriously delicious healthy snack. One bite of citrus perfection, combining the perfect balance of protein and fat to help you feel full and satisfied. Filled with super healthy ingredients like turmeric, nuts and coconut that boost anti-inflammatory properties and encourage overall health and vitality. These no-bake energy bites are gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and 100% sugar-free. No dates, maple syrup, honey, or stevia, just natural sweetness from coconut and bright tangy citrus. They taste like lemon cake bites and you will love them!

LEMON TURMERIC ENERGY BITES

Super Seed Salad Topper

Super Seed Salad Topper

SPICED SUPER SEED SALAD TOPPER – great for a quick snack or top yogurt or salad.

A super easy and healthy pumpkin muffin recipe loaded with good for you spices, like turmeric, clove, and ginger and sweetened with maple syrup. The perfect healthy fall treat!

A super easy and healthy pumpkin muffin recipe loaded with good for you spices, like turmeric, clove, and ginger and sweetened with maple syrup. The perfect healthy fall treat!

TURMERIC CHAI PUMPKIN MUFFINS

Fresh turmeric smoothie bowl, the perfect morning treat! Banana free! The creamy base is cauliflower, mango, lemon, orange, and a few other superfood ingredients to help you beat those seasonal allergies. So yummy!

Fresh turmeric smoothie bowl, the perfect morning treat! Banana free! The creamy base is cauliflower, mango, lemon, orange, and a few other superfood ingredients to help you beat those seasonal allergies. So yummy!

FRESH TURMERIC SMOOTHIE BOWL

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY LUNCH & DINNER RECIPES

It’s finally time for the main course! Here are some flavorful and nutrient-rich anti-inflammatory recipes you can make for lunch and dinner. 

Green curry salmon in one pan on white background

Green curry salmon in one pan on white background

GREEN CURRY SALMON WITH BROCCOLI

Instant Pot Apricot Ginger Chicken Thighs with Baby Bok Choy

Instant Pot Apricot Ginger Chicken Thighs with Baby Bok Choy

APRICOT TURMERIC GINGER CHICKEN

Spicy Cauliflower Burrito Bowl with toppings

Spicy Cauliflower Burrito Bowl with toppings

SPICY CAULIFLOWER BURRITO BOWL

Everything Crusted Tuna Meal Prep Bowls with roasted Brussels sprouts and cauliflower puree. Paleo, Gluten Free, Easy lunch idea.

Everything Crusted Tuna Meal Prep Bowls with roasted Brussels sprouts and cauliflower puree. Paleo, Gluten Free, Easy lunch idea.

EVERYTHING CRUSTED TUNA MEAL PREP BOWLS

Thai Red Vegetable Curry ready in 30 minutes! A super healthy vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo meal loaded with good for you vegetables, Thai spices, and creamy coconut milk.

Thai Red Vegetable Curry ready in 30 minutes! A super healthy vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo meal loaded with good for you vegetables, Thai spices, and creamy coconut milk.

THAI RED VEGETABLE CURRY

Creamy Pumpkin Cauliflower Curry with Chickpeas. Quick and easy vegetarian meal bursting with flavor. |abraskitchen.com

Creamy Pumpkin Cauliflower Curry with Chickpeas. Quick and easy vegetarian meal bursting with flavor. |abraskitchen.com

PUMPKIN CAULIFLOWER CURRY 

Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon with Zucchini Noodles, 10 minutes to a healthy delicious dinner! Mediterranean spiced salmon nestled on a bed of zucchini noodles, olives, tomato, onion, and garlic. A few simple ingredients, one sheet pan, and 10 minutes in the oven. Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free, Anti-inflammatory, good for you and delicious!

Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon with Zucchini Noodles, 10 minutes to a healthy delicious dinner! Mediterranean spiced salmon nestled on a bed of zucchini noodles, olives, tomato, onion, and garlic. A few simple ingredients, one sheet pan, and 10 minutes in the oven. Paleo, Whole30, Gluten Free, Anti-inflammatory, good for you and delicious!

MEDITERRANEAN SHEET PAN SALMON

One Pan Halibut with Spiced Chickpeas and Carrots

One Pan Halibut with Spiced Chickpeas and Carrots

HALIBUT WITH SPICED CHICKPEAS AND CARROTS

RED CABBAGE VEGETABLES QUINOA STEW

Creamy Kale and Mushroom Stuffed Delicata Squash on a platter

Creamy Kale and Mushroom Stuffed Delicata Squash on a platter

CREAMY KALE AND MUSHROOM STUFFED SQUASH

Spicy Crunchy Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

SHEET PAN BROCCOLI AND SALMON

MEDITERRANEAN COD WITH FENNEL, KALE AND BLACK OLIVES

I hope you loved these Healthy and Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Recipes. If you make any of them snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @abrapappa or use the hashtag #abraskitchen so I can feature your photo! 

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