With all of this talk about foods that are good for pain management, how do you know where to start? Just adding disparate ingredients to your grocery list doesn’t mean you’ll actually eat the new, healthier food. You’re in luck, though. There are some great resources for recipes and cookbooks that can help you cook healthier pain reducing foods that you and your entire family will love.

Here are some great websites with recipes for foods that can help alleviate pain.

  • Eating Well magazine: The online resource for Eating Well has a great link to pain-healthy specific recipes that are delicious. The salmon and asparagus spring rolls look yummy indeed and there are also decadent desserts and drinks to choose from. 
  • Kim’s Kitchen Blog: This website, subtitled “Recipes for a Pain Free Life” offers several meal options that are low in gluten and sugar-free. The recipes are categorized by meal type which makes them easy to browse. Check out her comfort foods like sweet potato fries with gluten free chicken fingers.
  • Pinterest: A favorite way to organize recipes online, don’t forget to check out Pinterest for pain-healthy food choices. Search “pain healthy recipes” or “gluten free” to uncover a virtual treasure trove of delightful food options.

If you prefer cookbooks, there are some available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions:

  • The Migraine Cookbook: If you suffer from the debilitating pain of migraines, then you know that some foods can trigger the problem. This book, written by Michelle Sharp, offers 100 recipes that can help alleviate pain and avoid triggers for the millions of people suffering from migraines.
  • Eating Well to Fight Arthritis: If, on the other hand, you suffer from joint pain and arthritis, Eating Well to Fight Arthritis may be the perfect addition to your cookbook library. Author Holly Clegg offers 200 delicious recipes to choose from that help reduce arthritis symptoms and ease pain.
  • Great Taste No Pain: Sherry Brescia offers this cookbook filled with over 100 recipes to help with pain management. It also includes a list that you can use to help you select the right foods when you’re eating out.

We’d love to hear from you! Do you have any favorite resources for pain-healthy recipes?

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