PSA: You’re Not Eating As Much Ginger As You Should Be

This may be the season of ginger in some of its finest forms – we’re talking snaps, houses, and men – but when the gingerbread state of mind has come and gone, we’re often left with a serious lack where ginger the spice, as opposed to just ginger the cookie, is concerned. Save for the occasional cup of ginger-infused tea or the slab of ginger served alongside your spicy tuna roll, ginger’s strong flavor often makes it one of the lesser utilized ingredients in mainstream eats. But for all its benefits – ginger warms up your stiff muscles, alleviates cramps, helps relieve congestion, combats nausea, and even acts as an aphrodisiac – the oft-overlooked spice is more than worthy of seeing a little more action in your kitchen year round. To get you started, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite ginger-infused recipes for you to try for yourself.

Ginger Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Ginger blueberry muffins
Inspired Taste

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Ginger Cookie Healthy Energy Balls

Protein ball
Well Plated

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Shrimp, Snow Pea, and Ginger Stir Fry

Ginger shrimp with snap peas
A Beautiful Plate

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Ginger Salad Dressing

Ginger salad dressing recipe from The Lemon Bowl cooking blog
The Lemon Bowl

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Thin Oat and Ginger Crisps

Green Kitchen Stories
Green Kitchen Stories

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Spiralized Carrot Pasta with Ginger-Lime Peanut Sauce

The Roasted Root
The Roasted Root

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Turmeric-Ginger Chicken Soup

Bon Appétit
Bon Appétit

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Soy Ginger Salmon

Soy ginger glazed salmon recipe from Well Plated blog
Well Plated

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Ginger, Citrus, and Black Sesame Carrots with Edamame

The First Mess
The First Mess

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Asian Quinoa Salad

Two Peas & Their Pod
Two Peas & Their Pod

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Roasted Carrots with Honey and Ginger

The Organic Kitchen
The Organic Kitchen

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Carrot Ginger Soup

Natalie's Health
Natalie’s Health

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Honey and Vanilla Candied Ginger

The Healthy Foodie
The Healthy Foodie

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