Some inflammation is unavoidable, but high levels of chronic inflammation can contribute to a host of unpleasant symptoms such as mental fog, digestive problems and high blood pressure. Fortunately, healthy lifestyle choices like what we put on our plates can help keep excess inflammation at bay. These are just some of the delicious recipes that I turn to as a dietitian when I’m looking for a boost of anti-inflammatory ingredients. These recipes showcase foods such as leafy greens, legumes, cherries, and many herbs and spices, which have been shown to help reduce inflammation. Plus, all of these dishes skip the meat, so they fit seamlessly into a vegetarian diet. Choosing to eat plant-based when I can helps me save money and also eat more climate-friendly. Recipes like Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms and Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos are a win-win and worthy of a spot in your rotation. For more budget-friendly recipes and cooking tips for beginners, check out Thrifty.