Over 70 healthy and sexy Aphrodisiac Dinner Recipes for a romantic dinner! These nourishing, delicious dishes are paleo, keto, low-carb and SEXY!
Recipe Roundups of healthy recipes from The Roasted Root and from other blogs around the web.
Your favorite recipes from this past year! Here are My Top 20 Recipes from 2020! These nutritious recipes were made with love with the intention of becoming staples in your home. 2020, WOW! I gathered up all of my top recipes from 2020 and stuck them right here to recap the year’s tasty eats. As …
A recipe roundup of the internet’s Best Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes. From varying cooking methods to types of ingredients, this post has it all! Let’s dive into the world’s finest turkey this holiday season! Looking for the ultimate BEST Thanksgiving Turkey recipe? You’re in the right spot! Turkey can be oddly stressful for so many of …
25 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes from around the web that are paleo, whole30, and/or keto. These lower carb dinner recipes are simple to prepare in the pressure cooker and will surely keep you satiated!
On the prowl for healthy Instant Pot dinner recipes? Heard that!
I’m constantly looking for ways of keeping dinner interesting while maintaining a health-conscious diet. Because I constantly catch myself looking for nutritious pressure cooker recipes, it dawned on me you probably do, too!
In order to keep it simple and clean, I have rounded up the most mouth-watering paleo and keto recipes in my corner of the web and have plopped them down right here for you to enjoy. Keep coming back any time you need inspiration for dinner!
Without further adieu, here are…
25 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes:
52 Amazing Healthy Grilling Recipes:
17 of the Best Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipes From Around The Web – including both gluten-free and grain-free banana bread recipes. Most of these recipes are also dairy-free, refined sugar-free and are on the health-conscious end of the banana bread spectrum. You will also find vegan, paleo, and even Keto options! Enjoy!
There’s no denying it…Banana bread recipes are a THING right now.
Truly, they have always been a thing, but now more so than ever. We are all looking for comfort and familiarity with a side of staying well physically.
One of the ways I’m using my free time and mind space is in trying new methods of cooking and baking.
It is fascinating to me how small nuances can change a whole recipe. I purchased to book, The Food Lab to gain a better understanding on how certain ingredients react with others and the way techniques can make all the difference in cooking and baking.
So. We shall start with banana bread. So many recipes, so many flours, all sorts of different takes on this iconic comfort loaf.
This may be my favorite recipe roundup I have ever shared on The Roasted Root. Why did it take me so long to collect THE best gluten-free banana bread recipes from around the web? Well…I was probably too busy making banana bread.
What you need to know about the recipes in this post is they are from the food blogs I frequent the most, and they are all tried and true recipes. I was sure to include recipes using various flours, as I know there is always a preference when it comes to flours used in gluten-free or grain-free baking.
Be sure to read the descriptions for each recipe to see which one(s) you’d fancy baking!
These gluten-free banana bread recipes are listed in no particular order – they are equally magnificent in my eyes!
You may even recognize a few of my own banana bread recipes in this post 😉 I have A LOT of banana bread recipes on my site, so after much deliberation, I included my Top 3.
I won’t keep you…I know you have all the baking to do and all the banana bread taste testing to enjoy. I hope you love these recipes as much as I do…feel free to report back on which ones you try and enjoy!
23 Keto Mexican Food Recipes that are hearty, filling, and low-carb. This post includes Low-carb Mexican main entrees for a delicious and nutritious spread.
With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner (tomorrow), I figured I would share some of my favorite recipes for keto Mexican food from around the web in case you are looking for some low-carb inspiration.
While some keto recipes can be overly filled with dairy, I selected recipes that are either dairy-free or low in dairy to ensure you’re pleasing your palate but still feel like you’re taking in a health-conscious meal.
I hope you enjoy these keto Mexican recipes! If you make any of them, be sure to report back and tell me what you made!
My 12 favorite healthy comforting recipes from the blog I make over and over again! If you love your food clean, filling, AND easy to prepare, these recipes may just become a household staple!
Here they are, friends! My absolute favorite recipes from this site.
While I’m constantly developing new recipes for this site, there are some I make time and again. We food bloggers tend to only make a recipe a couple of times and then never revisit it. Like most people, I have my favorite comforting meals that I gravitate towards because I find them to be so satisfying and easy to throw together.
I do my best to keep meal time simple and stress-free! We could all use a dose of easy and cozy right now, so I figured I would share the recipes that are absolute essentials for me.
When you’re in the mood for something that really hits the spot and is also nourishing, you can use this post as inspiration!
During those times we’re overwhelmed and it feels like everything is falling apart, one of the best things we can do for ourselves in the name of self-love is be good to our bodies. This means honoring our cravings in a way that supports our immune system and mental health.
Leave me a comment letting me know which one(s) you try!
12 Favorite Healthy Comforting Recipes:
30-Minute Summer Red Vegetable Curry – Vegetarian red curry made in only 30 minutes! Yellow squash, zucchini, potato, carrot, and bell pepper are stewed in aromatic coconut milk for a filling yet healthful meal. I change up the types of vegetables I use depending on the season.
Crispy Paprika Salmon Bowls with Ginger Vegetables and Rice are one of the meals I make multiple times per week. They’re well-balanced, quick and easy to prepare, and hit the spot no matter the season!
Orange Ginger Chicken Stir Fry with onion, bell pepper, broccoli, and carrot is a quick, easy, nutritious dinner recipe. Serve it up with steamed rice, coconut rice, cauliflower rice or roasted vegetables for a well-balanced meal.
Instant Pot Rotisserie Turmeric Chicken is a perfectly moist and tender whole body chicken recipe that comes out just like rotisserie chicken, but is prepared in your pressure cooker! You’ll put this easy, mouth-watering chicken recipe on repeat!
Coconut Rice – Coconut rice is quite possibly the most magical rice in all the land. If you’ve never had it, you’re in for a treat! Cooked with full-fat canned coconut milk, coconut rice has a subtle sweet flavor with a rich and creamy essence. It is perfect for serving with curry or just about any main dish!
Crowd-Pleasing Roasted Vegetables – A basic recipe for roasted vegetables that never fails to impress! This healthy and delicious side dish is perfect for meal prepping or serving a group of people. I make this recipe every time I go to a family dinner and anytime I entertain guests at home.
Soft, Chewy, Gooey Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies are my absolute favorite dessert and are just so comforting. They have a nice crispy outside and that delicious molten inside. You’d never know these cookies are grain-free and refined sugar-free!
30-Minute Chicken Green Curry – Lightning quick Thai green curry is a healthful weeknight meal worthy of putting on repeat. All it takes is 7 basic ingredients to make this gem! I make it several times a month in a large batch and eat on it for many meals.
Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Rice – Comforting chicken soup with rice, vegetables, and kale. This easy recipe is prepared in your pressure cooker (or can be made on your stove top), and is ultra satisfying! I make it throughout the year, regardless of the weather 😉
3-Ingredient Mayo-Free Tuna Salad – Lunch can often be the most difficult meal of the day. I usually whip up easy tuna salad made with three basic ingredients in less than 5 minutes. Packed with healthy fats and protein for healthy, filling lunches.
Creamy Turmeric Ginger Baked Sockeye Salmon made with only a few basic ingredients in 30 minutes or less! This easy healthy dinner recipe will please even those who don’t love fish.
Earl Grey Matcha Latte – a frothy matcha tea recipe with collagen, gelatin, flax oil and cinnamon. This creamy beverage includes gut health benefits and is a fabulous way to start the day. I drink one every single morning!
A couple of weeks ago, I had a reader request freezer meals. Happy to oblige! Nothing pleases me more to provide inspiration or resources for meals that are easy to prepare and save. After all, cooking shouldn’t be complicated (IMHO).
In this post, I am including my favorite recipes from my site that can be frozen, thawed, and re-heated easily, as well as mouth-watering recipes from around the web.
Which Foods Freeze & Reheat Well?:
In general, plenty of liquid and/or fat and minimal vegetables makes a great freezeable meal. You’re pretty safe with anything that is smothered in tomato sauce, a cream-based sauce or coconut milk sauce.
Take lasagna for instance. It includes sauce, minimal fresh vegetables, and plenty of fat (from the cheese and/or meat). Casseroles, meat-centric soups (hello, chili!!!), curries, and recipes using pantry staples freeze and reheat well without tasting funky.
Hearty vegetables, like root vegetables, winter squash, onion, and peppers freeze and reheat very well, but less hearty vegetables like cauliflower and zucchini do not.
As an exception to this, recipes that are fairly dry for the most part, such as veggie burgers, meatballs, breaded meats, and/or animal protein burgers are great candidates for freezing to reheat and consume later.
So let’s dive in! Here are my favorite healthy freezer meals from both The Roasted Root and from around the web.
Are you curious about ways you can throw a bone to your immune system to prevent or eliminate illness?
On the prowl for anti-inflammatory recipes for dinner?
Do you believe in the healing power of food?
Are you looking to lower inflammation and/or keep autoimmunity symptoms at bay? Are you immunocompromised?
Do you try to maintain a nutrient-dense diet?
If any or all of the above apply, this blog post is for you!
In this post, I discuss what the terms “anti-inflammatory” and “immunity-boosting” mean, provide additional resources where you can learn more, and give you a plethora of high-octane nutritious healthy anti-inflammatory recipes to keep your inflammation under control and provide support to your immune system.
Let’s dive in!
What Does “Anti-Inflammatory” Mean?:
Put simply, something that is “anti-inflammatory” not only doesn’t cause inflammation, but also helps lower it. There are plenty of foods and activities that don’t cause inflammation, but adding foods and beverages to your diet and specific self-care routines to your lifestyle can help lower systemic inflammation.
Monitoring your inflammation is one of the wisest moves you can make when it comes to your health. In addition to diet choices, you can also reduce inflammation by exercising regularly (at a moderate rate. Too much exercise can cause inflammation), sitting in a sauna, yoga, dry brushing your skin, red light therapy, sleeping 7 to 9 hours every night, CBD oil, and more.
Foods That Help Reduce Inflammation:
Some of the most impactful anti-inflammatory foods are: turmeric, ginger, parsley, berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc), fatty fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, sardines, and mackerel, broccoli, avocado, green tea, peppers, mushrooms, dark chocolate, cherries and more.
Incorporating anti-inflammatory recipes in your diet can help keep your inflammation low.
In addition, foods that generally don’t cause inflammation are fresh fruit and vegetables and quality grass-fed, pasture-raised, or wild caught animal protein. Essentially, whole foods.
Foods that cause inflammation are processed foods (flours from grains, packaged foods high in sugar, processed meats, etc), dairy, processed grains in excess (moderate amounts of white rice and brown rice are fine as long as you don’t have high blood sugar), alcohol, vegetable oils and processed seed oils, nuts and seeds eaten in excess, fruit high in sugar consumed in excess, processed sugars including cane sugar, pure maple syrup, honey, etc.
While some people are more prone to inflammation than others, you can lower your inflammation through diet (anti-inflammatory recipes) and lifestyle choices.
To learn more about inflammation, check out Erin Holt’s podcast: New Years’ Resolutions, Carb Fear, Keto for Women, Anti-Inflammatory Diets.
How Can I Boost My Immune System?:
You can boost your immune system not only by avoiding foods and activities that cause inflammation, but also adding foods and activities that reduce inflammation. If you have low immune function (low secretory iga), or autoimmune disease, keeping inflammation low requires more effort than those with a fully functioning immune system.
The anti-inflammatory recipes in this post should help!
Taking supplements like probiotics, Vitamin C, and fish oil help lower inflammation. In addition, ensuring you’re paying close attention to hormone and gut health is key in ensuring your immune system functions properly.
Now that we’ve covered some basics, let’s up our ante on anti-inflammatory recipes to boost your immune system!
40 recipes using pantry ingredients, covering breakfast lunch and dinner. If you have a hefty stock of pantry items but are low in fresh produce, you’ll love these easy nutritious recipes using staples.
Many of us keep a hefty stock of pantry items but don’t always have access to fresh produce. Coming from a small mountain town where it can snow non-stop for days, I’m very familiar with pantry cooking.
When we don’t have control of mother nature, we can make the best of our food situation by whipping up delicious meals using ingredients we always have on hand.
You’d be surprised what you can do with a can of beans. I mean, Double Chocolate Chickpea or Black Bean Brownies, anyone? Suddenly being stuck at home doesn’t seem so bad.
Some of the recipes in this post include ingredients I would consider to be staples. For instance, I personally always have a supply of ground turkey, chicken, and/or sausage in my freezer, and keep bananas, potatoes, carrots, garlic and onion on hand.
If you are fresh out of anything on any of the ingredient lists, feel free to comment below, and I will do my best to provide substitutions! Here are some common substitutions you can employ when in a pinch:
- Meat: You can always replace meat with rice and beans for a complete protein. If you’re making soup that calls for meat, swap it for black beans and brown rice.
- Potatoes: Most potatoes can be used interchangeably, and butternut squash is a great replacement for potato.
- Carrot: Grated sweet potato, butternut squash, or regular potato can be used to swap out grated carrot. Carrot and zucchini are interchangeable in baked recipes.
- Sweet Potatoes/Banana: You can often substitute applesauce for mashed sweet potatoes in breads or baked goods using a smaller measurement. For instance, if a recipe calls for 1 cup of mashed sweet potato, use ½ to ⅔ cup applesauce. Mashed banana can be used to replace mashed sweet potato and vice versa in a 1:1 change.
- Tomatoes: If a recipe calls for tomato sauce and you don’t have any on hand, you can blend up diced tomatoes. Similarly, you can often substitute tomato sauce for diced tomatoes if you are fine with a smoother versus chunky texture.
- Nut Butters: Use peanut butter, tahini, almond butter, and cashew butter interchangeably.
- Dried Fruit: Raisins, dried blueberries and cranberries can be used interchangeably.
- Oil/Butter: Most cooking oils are interchangeable, and butter can almost always be used to replace oil and vice versa. Where I don’t suggest using olive oil is in sweet baked goods, unless you are okay with the olive flavor coming through.
- Dairy-Free Milk: Non-dairy milks such as almond milk, oat milk and coconut milk can be used interchangeably and can often be used to replace cow’s milk.
- Cream: Cream can be replaced with full-fat canned coconut milk.
- Sweeteners: All liquid sweeteners are interchangeable, but be sure to keep a watchful eye on a baked good that uses honey instead of pure maple syrup, as honey burns at a lower temperature.
- Sugar: Coconut sugar + a touch of pure maple syrup can be used to replace brown sugar, and vice versa.
- Eggs: If you don’t have eggs on hand, you can replace 1 egg with ¼ cup of something else. For instance, ½ of a banana, ¼ cup of mashed sweet potato, applesauce, and/or flax or chia eggs. To make 1 flax egg, combine 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed with 3 tablespoons of water and stir well. Allow the mixture to sit and thicken for 10 minutes, then use it as you would a regular egg.
These easy, nutritious recipes will not only keep you satisfied, they make for fun cooking projects at home! Leave a comment telling me which ones you try, and enjoy!