Instead of browsing through blogs and Pinterest for recipes, I now find my favorite, simple, and healthy meal ideas on TikTok. It all began in 2020 with whipped coffee, and since then, I’ve amassed a collection of screenshots and bookmarked TikToks featuring food hacks, meal prep guides, five-ingredient recipes, and surprisingly delicious salads. These recipes have played a key role in aiding my gut health and overall well-being. Being someone who leads a hectic life and values health above all, I look for recipes that are straightforward, nutritious, and leave me feeling great– and TikTok delivers precisely that. Below are 10 viral TikTok recipes that I swear by, they are both easy to make and good for you.

1. Chia Seed Water

I am a huge fan of chia seeds due to their various benefits, so it’s no surprise that chia seed water, also known as the “internal shower” for its digestive cleansing properties, holds a special place among the recipes that have positively impacted my life. This beverage consists of six ounces of water, two tablespoons of chia seeds, and a squeeze of lemon. It gained massive popularity on TikTok for its aid in digestive issues, and I can personally vouch for its miraculous effects. Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse containing antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. Mixing them with water and lemon creates this gut-nurturing elixir. While I have experienced positive results after trying it multiple times, I recommend starting with a small serving and gradually increasing to avoid any discomfort like bloating or diarrhea due to the fiber content.


Also helps with 💩 #chiaseedwater #chiaseed #weightloss #healthtrends

♬ original sound – Happy&Healthy Olivia

2. Green Goddess Salad

Baked By Melissa’s green goddess salad has captured hearts worldwide, and understandably so. This salad features finely chopped cabbage, cucumbers, chives, and green onion (the fine chop is crucial for its texture and taste). The dressing comprises lemon, olive oil, rice vinegar, garlic, shallots, chives, walnuts, spinach, basil, nutritional yeast, and salt. It’s a breeze to prepare and incredibly delicious. Enjoy it on its own, on toast, with a protein, or as recommended, scoop it up with chips like a salsa.


She’s a green goddess #food #recipe #vegan #foodie #viral #asmr #fy #fypシ

♬ original sound – Baked by Melissa

3. Salmon Rice Bowl

Although I predominantly follow a plant-based diet, I incorporate salmon weekly to ensure I get essential nutrients like protein, omega-3s, and vitamin B12, which are harder to obtain from plants. However, consuming salmon the same way every time can become monotonous. Introducing Emily Mariko’s salmon rice bowl. This dish requires salmon, rice, avocado, seaweed, soy sauce, sriracha, kimchi, and mayonnaise. Simply heat the salmon and rice, add soy sauce, sriracha, and mayo, mix everything, and top it with sliced avocado, seaweed, and kimchi. Lastly, wrap the seaweed around the ingredients and savor!


♬ original sound – Emily Mariko

4. Chinese Cucumber Salad

For a simple side dish that complements any meal, look no further than the Chinese cucumber salad. This salad involves slicing or spiralizing a cucumber and drizzling the dressing on top. The dressing includes chopped garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, sesame seeds, red pepper flakes, and brown sugar. I shamelessly indulge in this daily–it’s that good!


SPIRAL CUCUMBER SALAD 🥒 absolutely addictive! #easyrecipes #chinesefood #veganfood

♬ Beving: Ala – Joep Beving

5. Nature’s Cereal

Finding snacks that are both nutritious and enjoyable can be challenging, but nature’s cereal fits the bill perfectly. Consisting of fresh fruit, ice, and coconut water, it’s a refreshing treat that offers a more indulgent twist to regular fruit bowls. While it’s not a direct replacement for cereal despite its name, it provides a modern way to enjoy fruits. I typically opt for berries, peaches, or nectarines, and if I desire a heartier snack, I add granola or switch coconut water for coconut milk.


Umm thanks @natures_food 😍 of course we had to try this 🥥 #naturescereal #naturesfruitcereal #asmr #foodtiktok #coconutwater #lizzo @lizzo

♬ original sound – 🥭 Student of Nature🍍

6. The Jennifer Aniston Salad

Always on the lookout for new salad recipes, I couldn’t resist trying The Jennifer Aniston Salad when it went viral. A great salad, in my opinion, has a bit of everything, and this one certainly delivers. The base comprises bulgur or quinoa, cucumbers, chickpeas, red onion, parsley, mint, feta, and pistachios. Simply chop all the ingredients, mix them in a large bowl, and for the dressing, combine lemon juice with olive oil, salt, and pepper. It’s a satisfying meal that allows for ingredient substitutions to cater to your preferences or dietary needs.


Will this make my arms look like hers? #jenniferanistonsalad #quinoasalad #mediterraneansalad #saladrecipes #easylunchideas #ByeByeSundayBlues

♬ Just a Cloud Away – Pharrell Williams

7. Baked Feta Pasta

For those busy mid-week moments when time is of the essence, the baked feta pasta recipe comes to the rescue. Featuring cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, pasta, garlic, olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper, it’s the convenient recipe you never knew you needed. Start by baking feta, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and seasonings in the oven for 40 minutes at 400 degrees. Simultaneously, prepare the pasta, reserving ¼ cup of the cooking water. Once ready, combine everything for a simple yet perfect dish. I prefer using chickpea pasta for its protein and fiber, but feel free to swap for zoodles, kelp noodles, or your preferred pasta option.

@feelgoodfoodie Baked feta pasta with cherry tomatoes!! Recipe on blog • Inspired by @grilledcheesesocial #tiktokpartner #LearnOnTikTok #fetapasta #recipes ♬ original sound – Feel Good Foodie

8. Ginger Shot

The trend of taking ginger shots is widespread on #wellnesstok, and as a juice enthusiast, I eagerly embraced this trend. The best part? You don’t even need a juicer to prepare it. All you require is a blender, ginger, coconut water, and a strainer. Begin by blending ginger with coconut water, then strain out the juice for a pulp-free shot. Ginger boasts gut benefits, is rich in antioxidants, and possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Starting your day with this shot has significantly improved my digestion.


Best ginger shot recipe and so good for your gut health!! #gingershot #ginger #healthy #recipe

♬ More Than Friends – Aidan Bissett

9. Pesto Eggs

The pesto eggs trend on TikTok revolves around enhancing basic ingredients to elevate taste, and it does just that. Begin by sizzling pesto in a pan, crack an egg on top, season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, and toast bread spread with goat cheese. Once the egg is cooked, place it on top of the toast. It’s a delightful way to enjoy brunch at home.


#eggs #pestoeggs #homecook

♬ cooking video – cooking

10. Bell Pepper Sandwich

If I had to pick one food to eat for life, it would likely be a sandwich. However, regular bread doesn’t always sit well with my stomach. A unique twist to traditional sandwiches is the bell pepper sandwich, where bell peppers replace bread. The recipe includes cream cheese, mustard, Everything But The Bagel seasoning, deli turkey, bacon, cheese, avocado, and cucumber. I usually use whatever ingredients are on hand to create a bell pepper sandwich. While it may not replicate the exact taste of a classic sandwich, it serves as a delicious, easy, and plant-packed option for days when salads or soups seem mundane.


How to make a low carb sandwich with Bell Peppers. Also known as the #idiotsandwich #gordonramsey #learnontiktok #tiktokpartner

♬ original sound – My Nguyen


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