3 Ways to Incorporate Turmeric Into Your Meals

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Turmeric, a vibrant yellow spice, is celebrated for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It’s great for recovery, or if you just want to feel your healthiest self. Here are three wonderful ways to incorporate turmeric into your meals, enhancing both flavor and health benefits.

Golden Milk Latte

Start your day with a warm and soothing Golden Milk Latte. This traditional Ayurvedic beverage combines turmeric with milk (or a dairy-free alternative), a dash of black pepper to enhance absorption, and a hint of honey for sweetness. Simply heat the milk, whisk in a teaspoon of turmeric, and a pinch of black pepper, and sweeten to taste. This comforting drink is not only delicious but also a great way to boost your immune system and reduce inflammation.

Turmeric Rice

Elevate your regular rice dish with the addition of turmeric. Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to the water when cooking your rice. This simple step infuses the rice with a beautiful golden hue and a subtle earthy flavor. For extra flair, toss in some sautéed onions, garlic, and a handful of peas or nuts. Turmeric rice pairs perfectly with curries, grilled meats, or roasted vegetables, adding both visual appeal and nutritional benefits to your meal.

Turmeric Roasted Vegetables

Transform your roasted vegetables with a turmeric twist. Toss your choice of vegetables—such as carrots, cauliflower, and potatoes—in olive oil, a teaspoon of turmeric, salt, and pepper. Spread them on a baking sheet and roast at 400°F (200°C) for 25-30 minutes, until tender and golden. The turmeric not only enhances the flavor but also adds a nutritional punch, making this side dish a delightful and healthful addition to any meal.