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A quick recap on inflammation

Not all inflammation is harmful; however, many of us suffer from chronic inflammation, which can be very problematic for our bodies! Inflammation may result from several factors, with diet, lifestyle, and environment at the forefront. Therefore, working to reduce inflammation through an anti-inflammatory diet is key and will leave your body feeling much healthier and happier! This post recaps what foods possess anti-inflammatory properties and provides you with tons of anti-inflammatory recipes. Enjoy!

Anti-Inflammatory Eating

In many cases, our diet can be the leading cause of inflammation which is why to help combat inflammation, we often take a food-first approach. Your diet quality is SO essential and truly impacts your body’s levels of inflammation.

To start, we recommend focusing on whole foods first. This means prioritizing fruits, veggies, healthy fats, and proteins and ditching highly processed food laden with refined grains, added sugars, and inflammatory oils (think: sunflower, safflower, canola, etc.). 

Then we like to focus on food quality. This looks like choosing organic when possible and choosing high-quality protein sources like wild-caught fish, organic/grass-fed chicken/meat, organic tofu, and pasture-raised eggs. Note that we know this is not accessible to everyone, so do your best and focus on eliminating the processed foods one by one and swapping them out with a less-processed alternative. 

Click here to learn more about our favorite anti-inflammatory foods and inflammation in general! 

We have compiled some of our favorites from our blog below, categorized by meal type, to save you from the hassle of coming up with anti-inflammatory recipes!


Fall Harvest Juice 

Green Beet Juice

Green Detox Juice 

Beet and Celery Juice 


We recommend adding 1-2 tbsp chia, flax, or hemp seeds in these smoothies to boost omega 3’s (anti-inflammatory), fiber, and protein!

Anti-Inflammatory Golden Turmeric Smoothie 

Detoxifying Green Smoothie 

Heart Healthy Smoothie

Fall Smoothie 

Strawberry Avocado Smoothie  

Heart Healthy Blueberry Smoothie 


Savory Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl 

Turmeric Oatmeal 

Sweet Beet and Chocolate Chip Muffins 

Sweet Potato Toast – 3 Ways 

Blueberry Almond Oatmeal 

Spinach and Sweet Potato Frittata  


Simple Roasted Branzino and Roasted Veg

Paleo Veggie Cauliflower Rice  (we recommend adding pasture-raised eggs, wild-caught shrimp, or wild-caught salmon)

Salmon Burgers with Sweet Potato Bun (if you’re not a fan of sweet potato or want to change things up, use collard greens as a bun and wrap that salmon burger up!)

Easy Pesto Salmon with Roasted Asparagus  (opt for wild-caught salmon when possible)

Teriyaki Salmon with Sesame Veggies (opt for wild-caught salmon when possible)

Easy Paleo Tacos (choose organic grass-fed beef when possible)

Spaghetti Squash Boats (option to sub for organic grass-fed beef)


Feel free to add a high-quality protein here if having it as the main dish!

Fresh Summer Salad 

Maple Beet and Spinach Salad

Spring Power Bowl Salad 

Favorite Kale Avocado Salad

Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad


Simple Carrot Soup 

Sweet Beet and Celeriac Soup 

Turnip Apple and Butternut Squash Soup 


(hint: most sides and veggies are also great snacks!)

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Hummus 

Gingerbread Chia Seed Pudding 

Sweet Potato Toast – 3 Ways

Easy Flax Crackers 

Simple Guacamole 

Sides and Veggies

Simple Broccoli Mash  

Easy Garlicky Broccolini  

Italian Inspired Spinach 

Balsamic-Glazed Roasted Beets 

Maple Brussel Sprout Salad with Walnuts 

Fennel Seed Roasted Cauliflower 

Simple Roasted Vegetables 

Easy Kale Chips


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

30 Minute Blueberry Crumble 

Raw Vegan Carrot Cheesecake 

The Best Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake 

Paleo Almond Butter and Jelly Gingerbread Cookies 

Vegan Avocado Mousse 

Chocolate and Coconut Covered Strawberries 

Healthy Raw Almond and Walnut Brownies Raw Carrot Cake Bites 

The Bottom Line

Eating to reduce inflammation does not have to be overly complicated. We recommend sticking to whole foods when possible and ditching the processed ones that way you are sure to avoid any unnecessary and inflammatory oils and ingredients. In a meal, this looks like high-quality protein, healthy fat, and lots of fruits and veggies! 

Need more guidance on eating an anti-inflammatory diet or decreasing inflammation overall? Click here to work with us!