25 Warm & Cozy Ginger Recipes

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Ginger's main claim to fame might be its adorable namesake cookies—and don't get us wrong, they're delicious. But this versatile spice makes an appearance in plenty of other recipes, many of which fit nicely into any healthy eating plan.
 
Derived from a flowering plant found in China, ginger has been linked to a bevy of health benefits. It contains compounds and metabolites that have been used to help improve digestion, curb nausea, alleviate cold and flu symptoms, reduce muscle pain, fight inflammation and boost cardiovascular health. Plus, 100 grams of fresh ginger is chock-full of vitamins and minerals, contains no sugar and is low in calories.
 
When cooking with ginger, you can use a fresh ginger root that is peeled and grated or sliced, or purchase it in dried or ground form. Ground ginger is sold at the supermarket along with other herbs and spices.
 
Need some ginger-spiration? We've rounded up a few of our favorite recipes in which it plays a yummy role.

Pear Ginger Honey Muffins: Lightly sweetened only with raw, unfiltered honey, they make a great snack or a yummy make-ahead breakfast.


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Gingerbread Spice Roasted Almonds: Perfect for smart snacking, roasted almonds are coated an in a cozy mix of gingerbread spices.


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20-Minute Ginger Garlic Chicken: The star of this simple recipe is Chef Meg's Easy Ginger-Garlic Sauce.



Ginger Glazed Pork Loin with Roasted Asparagus and Arugula Salad: Topped with a ginger glaze, this delicious pork recipe imparts a freshness to enjoy all year round.


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Healthy Morning Glory Gingerbread: Only 144 calories and free of sugar and refined flour, it makes a healthy and tasty breakfast or snack.


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Vegan Chow Mein: Ginger adds a warm spice to the peanut or sesame oil in this Chinese-inspired vegan chow mein.


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Instant Pot Tom Yum: The broth in this Thai soup has lemongrass, ginger and coconut milk for an extra flavorful twist on chicken soup.


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Homemade Soy Ginger Dressing: This delicious, easy recipe goes great with salads, grain bowls, vegetables and chicken dishes.


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100-Calorie Carrot Ginger Muffins: Enjoy all the deliciousness of carrot cake, without the guilt.



Turmeric Ginger Smoothie Recipe: Zingy ginger and turmeric adds a hint of spiciness to this sweet, creamy and vibrant drink.


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Ginger Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing: Ginger is the main event in this delicious sheet cake with a sugar-free butter and cream cheese frosting.


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Ginger Glazed Mahi-Mahi: This flavorful seafood dish combines both sweet and sour taste sensations.



White Chocolate Ginger Cookies: This twist on a traditional favorite combines the flavor of ginger with the sweetness of white chocolate chips.


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Grapefruit Pomegranate Ginger Smoothie: This beautiful ombré grapefruit pomegranate and ginger smoothie has a delicious citrus flavor.


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Dump-and-Bake Chinese Pepper Steak: Ground ginger adds a warm spice to this healthy sheet pan dinner recipe.


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Easy Pasta Salad: With an addictive peanut butter dressing and a pinch of ginger, it's packed with fiber and protein.


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Gingerbread Protein Overnight Oats: Only five minutes of prep will get you a thick, creamy oatmeal with 16 grams of protein per serving.


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Asian Chicken Chopped Salad: This fresh and crunchy salad is loaded with veggies and tossed with an easy, homemade soy ginger dressing.


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Apple and Pork Stir-Fry with Ginger: Packed with fruits, veggies and protein for a hearty lunch or dinner.



Ginger Beef: Try serving this savory dish on a bed of whole-grain rice.



Cranberry Gingerbread Granola: With these warm spices and crunchy clusters, it’s hard to stop at just one bowl.


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Healthy Gingerbread Waffles: Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, each is only 112 calories.


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Spicy Ginger Sweet Potato Soup: Ginger adds a bit of zing to this Instant Pot sweet potato soup, while a bit of coconut milk makes it extra creamy.


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Whole Wheat Gingerbread Cookie Bars: Soft, chewy and full of warm spices, they're perfect for holiday parties, bake sales and cookie exchanges.


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Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies: At only 53 calories each, these soft cookies are sure to please.



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Comments

RD03875 10/9/2019
I love adding ginger to foods. Thank you for these. Report
HOLLYM48 10/6/2019
Great article! Report
4CONNIESHEALTH 10/6/2019
Great group of recipes. I can't wait to try some. Report
TOKIEMOON 10/5/2019
I add ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg to my coffee. Report
POETLKNG2LOSE 10/5/2019
Most of these recipes look good except for the white chocolate cookie one which has too much sugar in to be healthy. As far as the nutritional information goes you can always plug all the ingredients into the Spark Calculator and figure it out that way. It is what I do all the time with recipes I have. Report
KOALA_BEAR 9/9/2019
I grew up w/ Vernors & have har ginger snaps & more recently pickled ginger w/ sushi. So hassle to peel but will try again. I like it but don't know how to use it up since I don't cook at home much. Prefer the fresh for flavor tho.
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NELLJONES 8/30/2019
Ginger was impossible to find until 30 years ago, now thankfully it's readily available everywhere. Report
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GEORGE815 5/30/2019
Nice recipes Report
ELRIDDICK 5/10/2019
Thanks for sharing Report
ELRIDDICK 5/5/2019
Thanks for sharing Report
ROBBIEY 4/10/2019
Yummy Report
GETULLY 3/30/2019
Yum-O! Report
KATTHOMAS2 2/26/2019
These recipes look so good. The biggest problem I have is in deciding what recipe to try first! Report
NANCYPAT1 2/23/2019
Love ginger snaps Report
NANCYPAT1 2/23/2019
Love ginger snaps Report
NANCYPAT1 2/23/2019
Love ginger snaps Report
HOLLYM48 2/23/2019
Yummy.....I love some of these delicious ginger recipes! Report
PLATINUM755 2/6/2019
I love ginger...I will have to try these...Thanks! Report
MNABOY 1/30/2019
Love ginger Report
ARNETTELEE 1/29/2019
thanks Report
PRSPLACE 1/23/2019
I hate to be a doggy downer, but not all of these recipes have the nutritional stats we as Sparkpeople need to make good choices with our various eating plan journeys. Other than that, the article was great. I just wouldn't make any of the recipes that don't have the stats. Report
NEWSTART127 1/17/2019
Ginger has so many health benefits. I always have fresh ginger, ginger essential oil, and powedered ginger in my house. I love using slices of fresh ginger in clear soup broth for an Asian flare. I also love adding grated fresh ginger to stir fried veggies or ground meat mixtures for lettuce wrap dishes. Report
ANNIEMAROO 1/16/2019
Chopped or grated ginger tossed into the pot with rice before cooking,makes a yummy addition to a meal! Thank you for all the recipies! Report
GETULLY 1/16/2019
Love ginger! Report
PATRICIA-CR 1/16/2019
Love ginger! Great recipes. Report
SHOAPIE 1/16/2019
Thanks for the recipes. Report
RD03875 1/16/2019
I'll have to save a few of these. Report
OBSESSEDHIKER 1/16/2019
yum Report
POETLKNG2LOSE 1/15/2019
I like most of these except the cookies are not really healthy at all with too much sugar and butter in them. Report
AZMOMXTWO 1/15/2019
thank you Report
JANIEWWJD 1/15/2019
Great ideas!!! Report
AJB121299 1/15/2019
nice Report
PICKIE98 1/15/2019
I love soy ginger dressing on brocco-slaw! Report
SPINECCO 1/15/2019
Thanks for sharing. Report
DEFENDERDARKSUN 1/15/2019
Fresh ginger, turmeric and honey tea makes a wonderful headache easier. Can't wait to try some of these! Report
MARTHASC 1/15/2019
Always looking for new ideas. Thank you. Report
ROBBIEY 1/15/2019
these all look great. Report
GETULLY 1/15/2019
All the recipes look very tasty! Report
CECTARR 1/15/2019
Thanks Report
NEPTUNE1939 1/15/2019
ty Report
FERRETLOVER1 1/15/2019
Yum! Report
LIS193 1/15/2019
Great ideas Report
AMYRCMK 1/15/2019
Thank you Report
-POOKIE- 1/15/2019
Great list! Report
SUMMARAH 1/15/2019
I like to add ginger to my rutabaga souffle for Thanksgiving. Report