anti-inflammatory recipes for dinner

Anti-Inflammatory Recipes for Dinner (and more)

This is a collection of recipes containing foods with anti-inflammatory properties. However, there are some ingredients included in these that are not autoimmune protocol (AIP) compliant. If that last sentence confused you, read this post first, then come right back here.

Check notes on each recipe for more details – but overall if you’re looking for anti-inflammatory recipes for dinner, you’re in the right place!

Indeed, the AIP diet and anti-inflammatory foods are not one and the same thing, contrary to what some people believe. To give you the short version of how they’re different:

  • Anti-inflammatory foods are those which are demonstrated to reduce inflammatory markers in the blood when consumed.
  • AIP food lists exclude common foods considered healthy, many of which are anti-inflammatory. Foods eliminated/excluded from AIP are more likely to have components which some people may have sensitivities to. This is different from being pro-inflammatory.

For my more complete collection of anti-inflammatory recipes for dinner, including main dishes, sides, breakfasts and desserts, click right here. I have some AIP recipes sprinkled throughout as well.

Those that I’m adding to this page meet the most criteria as spelled out in my book Understanding Food and Inflammation: A guide for autoimmune patients. This page is a work in progress, so keep checking back!

To see nutritional data on foods with anti-inflammatory properties go here. This too will continue to grow.

If you’d like to know what foods I keep in my kitchen, read about my Sjogren’s Syndrome diet right here.

Turkey Stuffed Peppers
Not AIP compliant
Low saturated fat (if you cut back a little on the cheese)
High fiber
High vitamin C and A.
Check out this recipe

This next one has turmeric. Turmeric is consistently anti-inflammatory in research and the effect is strong!

Nightshade-Free AIP Curry
AIP compliant
High in beta carotene
Contains anti-inflammatory spices
Contains anti-inflammatory turmeric and garlic
Good source of vitamin C
Saturated fat from animal protein – low
Saturated fat from coconut – high (but less inflammatory than from animal protein fats)
Check out this recipe

A little bit about monounsaturated fats: They are very very slightly anti-inflammatory, but high in calories which according to the Dietary Inflammatory Index study, are inflammatory. So, the moral of the story is enjoy your avocados, but in moderation.

Citrus Shrimp Avocado Salad
AIP compliant if you eliminate the almonds.
Good source of vitamin C and A.
Good source of fiber.
Good source of calcium.
High in monounsaturated fat from avocados (don't go overboard with them).
Check out this recipe

This recipe is far from AIP compliant, but is extremely nutritious if you’re not doing the elimination diet.

Easy Vegetable Crustless Quiche
Not AIP compliant.
Good source of fiber.
Good source of Vitamins A and C.
Good source of calcium.
Check out this recipe

Also, definitely not AIP compliant, but also extremely nutritious. A small amount of sugar is included in the dressing, but the recipe author cut it back from others who make similar dressings.

anti inflammatory dinner
Rainbow bean salad with sweet and sour dressing
Not AIP compliant.
Good source of fiber.
Good source of Vitamins A and C.
Good source of calcium.
Check out this recipe

Salmon and spinach are anti-inflammatory powerhouses.

salmon and spinach anti inflammatory recipe for dinner
Parchment Baked Salmon with Spinach
AIP compliant if you replace soy sauce with coconut aminos and leave out sesame seeds.
Great source of Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids.
Includes anti-inflammatory spices.
Great source of magnesium.
Check out this recipe
Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies
Two versions on this page: one with peanut butter and one without.
Check out this recipe