Without a doubt, winter brings on colds and sicknesses, but I’ve got 7 easy ways to cook with ginger to help give your immune system a boost.
These seven recipes featuring ginger will help prepare your body for cold and flu season. This time of year is especially important to focus on healthy habits to keep your immune system strong, which includes making sure your snack game is in tip-top shape!
Ginger is a great immunity booster
Many plant-based foods are full of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) to keep your body healthy and thriving from the inside out. And ginger is one of the best.
Ginger can help decrease inflammation, which can be helpful if you’ve got a pesky sore throat (see the recipe for hot lemon ginger tonic below – it’s a go-to of mine). It also can help with chronic pain, which tends to flare up for some people during the colder months.
Try out these 7 easy ways to cook with ginger this winter and give your immune system a boost, while enjoying a delicious snack, beverage, muffin, or power bowl!
Immune-Boosting Lemon Ginger Energy Bites
Prepare for cold and flu season with these immune-boosting lemon ginger energy bites. They are easy to make, full of protein, and the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. View the recipe.
Cranberry Gingerbread Muffins
‘Tis the season for all things gingerbread and cranberry! This delicious recipe for cranberry gingerbread muffins is a delicious way to get anyone in the holiday spirit. These muffins are vegan and gluten-free (although no one would ever know) and are packed with nutrients. View the recipe.
Almond Ginger Blueberry Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Bowl
This almond ginger blueberry anti-inflammatory smoothie bowl is loaded with nutrients that will keep your energy levels up and hunger at bay. View the recipe.
My Favorite Hot Lemon Ginger Detox Tonic
Jumpstart your morning routine, improve your hydration and help your body naturally detox with my favorite hot lemon ginger detox recipe. View the recipe.
Asian Quinoa Power Bowl with Ginger Miso Dressing
This Asian quinoa power bowl with ginger miso dressing is loaded with nutrients. It’s a quick and easy recipe that can be thrown together in less than 20 minutes. View the recipe.
Healthy Homemade Gingerbread Latte
Do you anxiously await Starbucks to release their holiday flavors each year? Get the recipe for this healthy gingerbread latte that can easily be made at home to avoid the coffee shop lines and excess calories. View the recipe.
Pumpkin Yogurt Parfait with Gingersnap Granola
This parfait features gingersnap granola that tastes like a gingersnap cookie in granola-form. It has the crunch, the zing from the ginger, and the depth of fall flavors we all know and love. View the recipe.