Kitchen Spirit Recipes

Nothing rounds out a meal better than a nutritious side dish. Here are a few quick and easy recipes you can make in short time using fresh, organic ingredients. Even better, make a large batch and freeze additional portions for next time!

Need a snack to satisfy those mid-day munchies? Make it easy to choose healthy options with these simple and easy-to-prepare recipes. Using organic ingredients, these go-to goodies  are just what you need for a handy treat when you ‘re on the run.


Healthy Sides

Organic Gold Beets and Crusted Chicken Thighs

Organic Gold Beets and Crusted Chicken Thighs

What's For Dinner Tonight? Recently, I found organic gold beets in the store. Beets are a favorite of mine. Packed with essential mineral, vitamins, and plant compounds including protein, iodine, phosphorus, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium,...

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Stir-Fry Zucchini

Stir-Fry Zucchini

This quick and easy stir-fry is the perfect complement to any dinner. Try it on a bed of veggie quinoa, or as a meal on its own! Use ingredients you have on hand (organic, whenever possible) and keep it simple and real.  This nutritious dish comes together...

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Scalloped Organic White Sweet Potatoes

Scalloped Organic White Sweet Potatoes

Our local store began carrying organic white sweet potatoes. I couldn’t wait to try them ... This simple, basic recipe has become a dinner side dish favorite, and the left-overs are fantastic! Re-heated as an addition to any meal or added to...

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Roasted Organic Beets

Roasted Organic Beets

When I was young, my mother would buy beets at the local store when they were in season. She’d bring them home and put a few aside to preserve, then roast the rest. Frankly, I wasn’t a big fan back then, but I’ve come around . . .

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Goji Berry and Veggie Quinoa

Goji Berry and Veggie Quinoa

Here's an easy and delicious side dish that cooks up in no time. Better make a large batch! Jill Reid | Kitchen Spirit Recently, I read an article about the healthy benefits of goji berries. After doing a little research, I learned they’re found in the...

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Go-To Snacks

Roasted Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds

Jill Reid | Kitchen Spirit Roasted Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds Here's a healthy, protein-packed snack you can make in short time. You won't believe how simple it is . . . Crunchy, nutty, packed with nutrients, vitamins, and protein, pumpkin and sunflower seeds are one...

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Kitchen Spirit Trail Mix

Kitchen Spirit Trail Mix

Jill Reid | Kitchen Spirit Kitchen Spirit Trail Mix You won’t believe how easy this is . . . Have you ever needed a little energy fix during the day? Me, too, especially before a workout when I want something light and nutritious with enough protein to get me through...

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Paleo Granola

Paleo Granola

Jill Reid | Kitchen Spirit Paleo Granola - The Perfect Go-To Snack! Just one look . . . That’s all it took to realize the granola and trail bars lining the local store shelves would never make it to my pantry.  The labels told the truth: Containing unhealthy fats,...

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Gluten-Free Banana Nut Squares

Gluten-Free Banana Nut Squares

Jill Reid | Kitchen Spirit Gluten-Free Banana Nut Squares Enjoy this gluten-free, paleo-friendly Kitchen Spirit Recipe Save My husband enjoys a cup of coffee after dinner. After noticing him scrounging the fridge, looking for a snack for dessert, I knew I needed to...

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Blueberry Banana Bread

Blueberry Banana Bread

Jill Reid | Kitchen Spirit Blueberry Banana Bread Great for breakfast or a quick and healthy dessert - any day of the week! A friend of mine told me she loved blueberries, but didn’t like eating them “in the raw.” So she asked if I would come up with a healthy recipe...

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Dips & Sauces

Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted Red Peppers

I love the rich, smoky flavor of roasted red peppers. Fortunately, they’re easy to make … Ingredients:3-5 whole red peppersGarlic-infused avocado oilSheet panParchment paperGlass storage jar Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a sheet...

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Creamy Ranch Dressing

Creamy Ranch Dressing

Try this Kitchen Spirit "Reality Recipe" for a delicious paleo-friendly dressing with a bonus recipe your family will love! Jill Reid | Kitchen Spirit After scanning more than a few labels for “healthy” dressings at the store, it was obvious...

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Avocado and White Bean Dip

Avocado and White Bean Dip

Want to try something new with your appetizers? Here's a Kitchen Spirit "Reality Recipe" you can serve with gluten-free crackers, fresh cut veggies, or just on the side! Jill Reid | Kitchen Spirit Here’s an easy, healthy dip you can make in no...

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Kitchen Spirit Green Sauce

Kitchen Spirit Green Sauce

Need a "go-to" sauce to perk up the flavor of your favorite dish? This one is quick, easy and delicious as a base for gravies or that extra little "adder" for chilis, soups, and stews. Jill Reid | Kitchen Spirit Using just a few ingredients, this basic recipe is not...

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Kitchen Spirit Gluten-Free Coating

Kitchen Spirit Gluten-Free Coating

Ever have the urge for crispy chicken or fish? Fortunately, you can still enjoy this not-so-guilty pleasure using paleo-friendly, gluten-free, organic ingredients. It’s a guaranteed winner in our house! My husband loves fried chicken. Me, too, especially on one of...

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jill reid kitchen spirit founder and curator of kitchen spirit health and fitness websiteThank you for visiting my website! I’m Jill Reid, curator of  Kitchen Spirit, a health and fitness blog dedicated to living longer and stronger through healthy food and lifestyle choices. Join me on a path to discovering new ways to improve quality of life through healthy diet, exercise, and self-care. Enjoy the journey . . .

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