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5 Anti-Inflammatory Snacks That Are Easy To Whip Up

August 12, 2023

Food has a powerful impact on our bodies, and inflammation is no exception. While inflammation is a natural response to injury or infection, chronic inflammation can lead to a range of health problems. Luckily, there are many delicious and easy-to-make snacks that can help reduce inflammation. In this article, we’ll share five of our favorite anti-inflammatory snack recipes that are packed with nutrients and flavor. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory, we’ve got you covered. Try adding these anti-inflammatory snacks to your diet to give your body the support it needs to stay healthy and happy.

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1. Blueberry and Almond Butter Smoothie

Blueberry Ginger Smoothie


Blueberries are packed with antioxidants that fight inflammation, while almond butter is rich in healthy fats that can help reduce inflammation. To make this smoothie, blend together:

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 cup almond milk

Bonus: Add in some ginger for an immunity boost!

2. Carrots and Hummus

carrots and hummus for a snack


Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Hummus, made with chickpeas, is also anti-inflammatory. To make this snack, slice up some carrots and dip them in your favorite hummus.

3. Turmeric Roasted Chickpeas

roasted chickpea snack in a bowl


Turmeric is a spice that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Chickpeas are also a great source of protein and fiber. To make this snack, toss chickpeas with turmeric, cumin, and olive oil, and roast in the oven until crispy.

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Related: 10 Incredibly Delicious Ways To Turn a Can of Chickpeas Into Dinner

4. Greek Yogurt Parfait

parfait with nuts blueberries granola and honey


Greek yogurt is high in protein and calcium, and it also contains probiotics that can help reduce inflammation, making it one of the best anti-inflammatory snacks. Layer Greek yogurt with fresh berries and granola for a tasty and healthy snack.

5. Dark Chocolate Trail Mix

dark chocolate trail mix with cranberries and nuts


Dark chocolate contains antioxidants that fight inflammation, and nuts are a great source of healthy fats. This trail mix is easy to make and is a perfect snack for on-the-go.

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

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