Eat Your Herbs – Sage

Eat Your Herbs - Sage

Sage might be fantastic for your health, but how do you get more into your diet without eating all sausage and turkey stuffing? Check out these mouth-watering and (mostly) healthy recipes, and our tips to fit them into a natural and conscious lifestyle. Some of them are even easy, and we’ve tossed in some drink recipes as well! Not all recipes will fit all ideas of “healthy”. We understand that some of you see bread as evil, while others avoid fat like the plague. Pick and choose – it’s your body!

Spaghetti with Walnut Sage Pesto

Walnut Sage Pesto from Epicurious

This recipe from Epicurious has parsley, sage, and garlic for an immune-boosting but flavorful powerhouse. Cheese, walnuts, and healthy oil round out the flavors and nutrition. Skip the spaghetti, and use the pesto on zucchini noodles, as a dip for wholegrain bread or veggies, and on meat dishes for low-carb or whole foods diets.

Sage Polenta Bowls with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

and Wild Mushrooms

Sage Polenta Bowls from Oh My Veggies

Oh My Veggies brings this vegetarian dish a fresh taste with sweet roasted brussels and earthy mushrooms. Make it vegan by swapping out the Parmesan for vegan cheese, or ditch the polenta in favor of quinoa to up the nutrient value.

Blueberry Sage Chutney

Blueberry Sage Chutney from Knead to Cook

Vegan. Gluten Free. Alter the effect on your sugar levels by using the coconut sugar, or swapping it for your own preferred sweetener. Use this chutney as a dip for skewered meats, alongside your holiday roasts, or with grilled tofu loaf. Use it to top polenta or quinoa pilaf. Blueberries are high in antioxidants and a host of nutrients, so you get a big bang for your nutritional buck here! Get the recipe at Knead to Cook.

Sage and Apple Turkey Burgers

 

Lighten up your burger game while adding amazing flavor with this tasty offering from Busy But Healthy. There’s some grating involved, but it goes quickly and results in a fantastic addition to your dinner repertoire. With or without the zucchini, this burger is great as a standalone, or on a bun with some Swiss or Gruyere cheese.

 

Sage Compound Butter

Sage Compound Butter from Talia Bunting

This recipe from Talia Bunting takes you from cream to compound butter in just a few minutes and three ingredients. If you prefer, you can add the sage to a stick of pre-made butter. Use store-bought cheap, or raw and grass-fed from your own cows. Melt over meats and seafood, use it to finish a sauce, or serve with crackers alongside a relish tray for some healthy fat that will help get those fat-soluble nutrients where they need to be!

 

Honey Chicken Salad with Apples and Sage

Honey chicken Salad with Apples and Sage from Running to the Kitchen

Quick and easy, this meal from Running to the Kitchen calls on canned chicken to get you out of the kitchen and on with life in a hurry! Not a fan of the can? Ditch it in favor of shredded rotisserie chicken from the store, leftover chicken, or a freshly-cooked chicken breast you made just for this dish from the chickens you raised. Top with some crispy fried sage for an extra boost and flavor treat!

Parsnip, Sage, and White Bean Soup

 

Silky and rich, this soup relies on veggies, not cream, for its smooth texture and comforting feel. Chef Jamie Oliver brings this healthy soup to the menu, and you can substitute herb or vegetable broth to make it totally vegan!

Pineapple Sage Mojito

While the original recipe calls for “pineapple sage”, a varietal with a hint of pineapple flavor, it’s perfectly OK to use what you have handy! If you’re using “regular” or culinary sage, tip in a little of the pineapple juice to get more of that flavor. Not a drinker? Me, either. The sage simple syrup makes a great soda when mixed with a little grapefruit juice and some soda water. Thanks to Becky at Glue and Glitter!

Blackberry Sage Water

Make Blackberry Water on Liberty Zen

Check out this recipe from Fine Cooking for a cooling and refreshing beverage option. Yes, by all means, use the sweetener of your choice! If you’re not into a recipe with straining and cooking, you have options – try an infused water with blackberries and sage instead!

 

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