Healthy-ish Foods You Can Make with Cannabis

Updated on March 18, 2022

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably heard a lot about cannabis in recent months. With several states now legalizing recreational or medical marijuana, the topic is at the forefront of many people’s minds. But what you may not know is that the cannabis industry is rapidly evolving, and new products are popping up all the time. Glass water pipes, vaporizers, and other consumption accessories are provided by leading online retailers like Daily High Club, and besides a wide range of products, high quality is offered as well. Cannabis is also fast becoming one of the most popular ingredients in the kitchen, and for good reason. This magical plant can be used to make a huge variety of healthy foods that are delicious and nutritious. You might have been thinking that people only make brownies or cookies when cooking with cannabis, but that isn’t the case at all. From savory main dishes to sweet desserts, cannabis cuisine has something to offer everyone. 

So, if you’re looking for some new and exciting recipes to add to your repertoire, keep reading for some amazing ideas that will tantalize your taste buds.

Clams and Green Chilies in Pasta

This might come as quite a surprise, but cannabis foods don’t only involve cookies, muffins, or brownies, as this dish demonstrates. If you are looking to make something filling, which is also a great source of fiber and energy, then you should consider making cannabis-infused pasta with green chilies and clams; you will need quite a few things for this recipe though. For this, you will need a few tablespoons of unsalted butter, as well as a tablespoon of cannabutter. 

Cannabis Chimichurri Sauce

Not everything that is made with cannabis needs to be a big meal. If you are simply looking for something to enhance your next meal, then you need to try chimichurri sauce infused with cannabis. Chimichurri sauce alone is great when used with pork chops, poached salmon, grilled steak, or even your greens, like roasted vegetables or grilled vegetable kebabs. You’d need the usual ingredients for the chimichurri sauce, plus a few raw cannabis leaves. 

Banana and Strawberry Smoothie

If you are someone that likes to start the day on a healthy note and isn’t a fan of big breakfasts, you are probably already drinking smoothies. What if you could make the smoothie even better? Well, there is the option of having a cannabis-infused banana and strawberry smoothie. For this, you would need bananas, strawberries, milk (almond milk works great since it’s healthy, and adds an extra taste), as well as cannabutter. 


As you might have noticed, pretty much every recipe that infuses cannabis with food uses cannabutter. Sure, you could buy it, but that might be pricey, and difficult, depending on where you live. Making it is a great option; you can decide exactly what goes in it, how strong it will be, and it adds to your cooking experience. To make it you will need decarboxylated cannabis, which you can buy or do yourself, as well as cheesecloth, container, and butter of your choice. 

Citrus-Caramel Blondies

Sometimes eating healthy doesn’t offer the best flavor, especially for someone with a sweet tooth. The good news is that you can make cannabis-infused desserts that are mouth-watering, such as citrus caramel blondies. More good news is that it only requires three ingredients, which you can make yourself or buy at the store; cannabutter, caramel, and orange zest. These delicious treats can last for up to three days in a container at room temperature. 

Salted Coconut Caramels

Another delicious little treat that you could add to your repertoire is salted coconut caramels. The great thing about these treats is that the recipe is pretty versatile, and can be modified to your heart’s content. The most important ingredient here is cannabis coconut oil, which again, can be bought or made yourself. There are many ways to change the flavor of this treat; maple, honey, orange, the list is endless. 

Granola Bars

Another healthy option that you should consider adding to your breakfast menu is cannabis-infused granola bars. These can be a great way to start the day, with granola proving protein, zinc, iron, folate, and more. The ingredients for this snack are relatively easy to get and it consists of cannabutter, salt, vanilla extract, honey, rolled oats, brown sugar, and chopped unsalted almonds.

Olive Oil

We all know that the oil we use when cooking makes all the difference in the world, and if you enjoy using olive oil because of how healthy it is, why not try cannabis olive oil? Not only will you get the benefits of the olive oil, but you will be getting the benefits of cannabis as well. The recipe is extremely simple; all you will need is extra-virgin olive oil, cannabis flower, and distilled water. 

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