Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plan: A Week's Worth of Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Looking to tame chronic inflammation? Or maybe you’d just like to eat a little better in general? You may want to give an anti-inflammatory diet a whirl. This healthy eating mantra encourages you to limit sugar, red meat, full-fat dairy and processed foods and instead load up on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein, fish and healthy fats. To help you get started, we prepared an easy to follow anti-inflammatory meal plan, that includes a week’s worth of delicious, meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Monday Breakfast: Overnight Oats with Blueberries and Almonds

Ready before you even get out of bed.

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Monday Lunch: Cold Lemon Zoodles

No actual cooking required.

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Monday Dinner: Hearty Stuffed Butternut Squash

Proving that you don’t need meat to feel satisfied.

The Recipe Critic


Tuesday Breakfast: Best Winter Fruit Salad

Feel free to sub with whatever’s abundant at your local farmers’ market.

Pinch of Yum


Tuesday Lunch: Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Eat the rainbow.

Two Peas and Their Pod


Tuesday Dinner: Spinach Pistachio Pesto Pasta

Yep, pasta is on your diet.

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Wednesday Breakfast: Green Smoothie Bowl

Get your five-a-day before even leaving the house.

Gimme Some Oven


Wednesday Lunch: Grilled Pineapple, Chicken & Avocado Salad

Pineapple is loaded with bromelain, an enzyme that helps the body fight inflammation.

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Wednesday Dinner: Baked Sesame-Ginger Salmon

Fish are some of the best inflammation busters around, and studies suggest that this sweet spice can also reduce inflammation.

Spend with Pennies


Thursday Breakfast: Avocado Toast

Aka the best-ever way to start the day.

Lexi’s Clean Kitchen


Thursday Lunch: Potato, Leek, and Chard Frittata

Serve it hot or cold.

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Thursday Dinner: One-Pan Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Romaine

See ya, giant pile of pots in the sink.

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Friday Breakfast: Overnight Oats with Chocolate and Strawberry

You made it through the week. Treat yourself (hey, cacao is good for you).

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Friday Lunch: Egg and Veggie Breakfast Bowl

Packed with protein and nutrients.

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Friday Dinner: Roasted Drumsticks with Tomatoes

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Naturally Ella


Saturday Breakfast: Matcha Overnight Oats with Berries

Whole grains combined with nut-milk means you’ll be full and satisfied all morning.

Minimalist Baker


Saturday Lunch: The Ultimate Mediterranean Bowl

This meal might even make you happier.

Two Peas and Their Pod


Saturday Dinner: Shrimp Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice and Pineapple Salsa

The prettiest plate we ever saw.

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Sunday Breakfast: Green Shakshuka

Opt for organic eggs—they have more inflammation-reducing omega-3 fatty acids.

Minimalist Baker


Sunday Lunch: Golden Goddess Hummus

Made with inflammation-fighting super spice turmeric.

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Sunday Dinner: One-Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots

Weekends are for lounging, not cooking. This guy’s ready in just 30 minutes.