Have you ever found yourself stuck in a rut with healthy eating? Trust me, I hear you. Planning dinners week in and week out can be tiresome. One way to beat through the boredom is to kick up the heat level in dishes. Whether it’s adding a little cayenne, swirling in a little Sriracha, or sautéing with a dollop of chili paste, here are 20 Healthy Spicy Food Recipes that will shake up your weekly menu!
Why Eat Spicy Food?
Helps with weight loss. Capsaicin (the oil found in hot peppers) increases your body temperature, which increases your metabolism, which helps you burn more calories.
Numerous health benefits. Again, capsaicin has been connected with health benefits including improving gut health, lowering cholesterol, and lowering blood pressure.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What can you put in food to make it spicy?
My easy, go-to ingredients are jalapeños, chili paste, cayenne, and hot sauce.
What country makes the spiciest food?
I’m sure everyone has a different opinion on this one, but I pull inspiration from many countries that enjoy spicy food, like Mexico, India, and Thailand.
What if something tastes too spicy?
Make sure to offer something neutral with the meal to counteract the spice. Things like pasta, rice, or bread.
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20 Healthy Spicy Food Recipes
Spicy Chicken Sauté with Jalapeño
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Tender chicken breast cubes are sautéed with garlic, onion, and tomatoes. Thinly sliced jalapeños add a spicy kick that mellows when cooked.
This vegan pasta recipe is made with garlic, olive oil and YOWZERS!TM red chili peppers for a little kick. Flavor-packed and perfect for serving with grilled chicken, broiled salmon, roasted shrimp and more.
These protein-packed lettuce cups are made with ground turkey simmered in a sweet and spicy sauce made with garlic, ginger, lime juice and YOWZERS red chili peppers. They're crunchy, tangy and naturally low carb.