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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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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Seared Tuna Fillets with Cabbage & Beets

Seared Tuna Fillets with Cabbage & Beets

They were fresh, beautiful, and just the right size. I couldn’t take my eyes off them, so into my shopping cart they went for dinner.
Here’s my Kitchen Spirit Recipe for Seared Tuna Fillets with Cabbage & Beets – hope you enjoy it!

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Go-To Snacks

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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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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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

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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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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Jill Reid

jill reid kitchen spirit founder and curator of kitchen spirit health and fitness websiteJill Reid is the author of Real Life and founder of  Kitchen Spirit and Pathway to Personal Growth. Her books and articles feature tips & strategies for healthier eating, fitness & exercise, and living longer and stronger through positive lifestyle choices.

Real Life-The Book

In this collection of thirty-five uplifting and entertaining stories, you’ll find truth, humor, inspiration, and a few bits of wisdom to help guide you to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.  Real LifeAvailable from Amazon

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