Check out this story: Rx Spice Rack. I have been teaching this information to my patients for years and was happy to see it publicized. I’m not sure the best recipes with those spices are cookies and cinnamon rolls… BUT the message is one I am on board with.
Ways to add these spices to your diet:
Cinnamon: sprinkle on a bowl of oatmeal or cereal in the morning, add to your favorite banana bread or apple bread recipe, buy apple-cinnamon herbal tea bags for a sweet treat that is calorie free
Cloves: infuse the flavor into homemade applesauce, use to make chutney, sprinkle into poaching liquid for pears
Ginger: grate fresh ginger into any Asian inspired stir-fry recipe, infuse hot water with slices of ginger for real ginger tea (careful it has a strong flavor), use in homemade chutney
Turmeric: used in Indian and Moroccan inspired-dishes, make your own curry powder from a recipe, mix a Moroccan spice rub and use on steaks or chicken before grilling
Cayenne: sprinkle into just about any saucy dish for heat, add to spice rubs, add to homemade chilli, make a spicy tomato sauce by adding cayenne (watch your portions – start with 1/8 teaspoon, taste, and increase from there)