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

Honey BBQ Chicken Thighs

Honey BBQ Chicken Thighs

Finding organic chicken has become much easier to do, with options ranging from breasts, wings, drumsticks, thighs, and whole chickens. Thankfully, there are plenty of healthy recipes available to create delicious, easy meals!

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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 …

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Scalloped Organic White Sweet Potatoes

Scalloped Organic White Sweet Potatoes

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 home-made soup, this one’s a winner . . .

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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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Go-To Snacks

Apple Blueberry Bundt Cake

Apple Blueberry Bundt Cake

Try this easy, delicious cake recipe using fresh, organic ingredients and a few staples from your pantry. Takes only a few minutes to prepare, and with baking time, about an hour overall from start to finish …

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Chocolate Banana Buttons

Chocolate Banana Buttons

I had a few bananas that had ripened perfectly. Fortunately, I also had a couple simple ingredients in the pantry to put them to good use …

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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

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, sugars, and other processed additives, the pre-packaged, grab-and-go options offered little in the form of nutrition …

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Healthy Desserts

Apple Blueberry Bundt Cake

Apple Blueberry Bundt Cake

Try this easy, delicious cake recipe using fresh, organic ingredients and a few staples from your pantry. Takes only a few minutes to prepare, and with baking time, about an hour overall from start to finish …

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Chocolate Banana Buttons

Chocolate Banana Buttons

I had a few bananas that had ripened perfectly. Fortunately, I also had a couple simple ingredients in the pantry to put them to good use …

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Banana Peach Ice Cream

Banana Peach Ice Cream

Some friends of ours had spent a weekend at the beach. They shared stories of their walks along the shore, snacks in the open air restaurants, and a visit to an ice cream shop for a “sampling” of the 40+ flavors offered. My mouth began to water at the choices …

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Jill Reid

jill reid kitchen spirit founder and curator of kitchen spirit health and fitness websiteJill Reid is the author of “Real Life” and “Discover Your Personal Truth.” Her books and articles provide tips, strategies, and real life lessons for achieving personal success, creating better relationships, and living longer and stronger through positive lifestyle choices.

Real Life

In Book One of the “Real Life Series,”  you’ll find truth, humor, inspiration, and a few bits of wisdom to help guide you to a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Real Life is Available from Amazon in eBook and Paperback.  Download the Free Amazon App Here to read Real Life on your phone, tablet, or laptop.

Discover Your Personal Truth

What is it about facing the truth that scares us? In this second book in the Real Life series, you’ll discover the reasons behind your self-doubt and lack of confidence, along with suggestions of how to overcome fear and negativity in the search for your personal truth.  Available in eBook and paperback from Amazon. Download the Free Amazon App Here to read Real Life on your phone, tablet, or laptop.

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