3 Ways to Eat More Ginger

Ginger is a warm and invigorating. It not only tastes delicious, but comes in handy when you’re feeling under the weather! This antiviral, immune-boosting spice has been used for centuries to remedy chest and nasal congestion. Although the spicy root has a warming effect on the body, it cools and soothes inflammation. Ginger can reduce skin redness, boost digestion and is a proven reliever of muscle aches and pains brought on by exercise. In honor of keeping up exercise resolutions and fighting off colds, here are some gingery recipe ideas to spice up your diet. 🌱🧡

 

1. Simple Salad Dressing

Makes ¾ cup

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon or spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Whisk all ingredients together until fully combined. Drizzle over your favorite salad and enjoy!

 

2. Delicious Dinner – Peanut Soba Noodles

Makes 3 servings

  • 2 bundles of buckwheat soba noodles (or sub zucchini noodles)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 large carrots
  • ¾ cup fresh mint
  • ¾ cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 ½ tbsp peanut butter
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp sriracha or chili paste
  • Chopped cashews for garnish
1. Cook the soba noodles as instructed (or spiralize zucchini) and set aside.
2. Finely julienne the peppers, cucumber, carrots and mince herbs – add all dry ingredients (except cashews) to a large bowl.
3. Mix the peanut butter, lime juice, sriracha and about 4 tablespoons of hot water to thin. Pour atop dry ingredients, mix thoroughly and top with chopped cashews. Enjoy!

 

3. Healthy Dessert – Fruit Salad with Ginger and Lime

Makes 2 servings

  • 1 cup chopped ripe mango
  • 1 cup quartered strawberries
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon grated ginger

Combine all ingredients and let sit for 5-10 minutes before enjoying.