BRAIN HEALTH CHEF

Hi, I’m the Brain Healthy Chef. 

Brain Healthy Foods                                                                                                         People are always saying that recipes are nice, but there are times when they’d like to have a listing of brain healthy foods so they can create and prepare their own meals.  So I put together a page with just “Brain Healthy” foods you can use.  Here’s the link Brain Healthy Foods You Can Use

Recipes                                                                                                                                      The recipes I propose will provide healthy eating, particularly for your brain.  Eating for brain health is an intricate part of a life style so I’ll be proposing daily menu’s as well as specific dishes.  Most of the recipes will have been submitted and then reviewed by me to ensure it’s brain healthy.

Peanut-Butter and Jelly Sandwich                                                                               Before we go any further I’m sure you are famiPeanut-liar with peanut-butter and Jelly sandwiches.  We’ve all had them as kids.  What you should know is that a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on hole grain bread is super healthy.  You might even add sliced banana to the sandwich.  Whole grain bread is a complex carb with good fiber and nutrients.  Peanut butter is loaded with protein and jelly provides sugar.  Because of the fiber in the whole grain bread the sandwich is digested and goes into your blood gradually.

Let’s get started with something I refer to as a fruit bowl.  Then we’ll move on to a Sweet Potato, Black Bean Stew.

Fruit Bowl, submitted by Terri Kaiser                                                                                 “Fruit Bowl” is a dish that you can eat for breakfast, as a snack, even for dinner.  It’s not only healthy, it’s filling.  The Fruit Bowl is a layered dish so you’re going to need a good size cereal bowl to start with.  The first layer should consist of a soft fruit.

Layer 1 – banana,  or small pcs. of melon, Kiwi fruit, other soft fruit                      Layer 2 – Plain, low fat Greek Yogurt, 3-4 tbl. spoons, spread over fruit                 Layer 3 – KIND Cinnamon Oat Clusters with flax seed, 1/3rd cup, spread              Layer 4 – about 1/4 cup large blueberries, rinsed, spread  and 4 large strawberries rinsed, tops cut off, sliced spread over blueberries                                                                  Finish with a dollop of yogurt in the top, middle