Fermented foods like sauerkraut and kombucha have been in the limelight for their role in supporting healthy bacteria in your gut, but they are also just plain delicious. If you’re looking to eat more fermented foods on a regular basis, there are two great approaches to take. First, if you love a good DIY project, consider making your own; it’s totally doable and can be a lot of fun to make things like milk kefir or sourdough. The other option is just to buy them from the ever-growing selection at the grocery store.
Of course you can eat (and drink) most fermented foods as is, but we think the real fun comes from finding clever ways to work them into meals and snacks throughout the day. This also happens to be the premise of Food Editor Kelli’s cookbook The Probiotic Kitchen, which employs widely available fermented foods in everyday recipes.
Whether you’re ready to try your hand at a batch of creamy yogurt, or you’re simply looking for easy and fun ways to eat more fermented foods, we have 25 recipes to help you do just that.