After a long summer of hotdogs and s’mores (alongside berries, fish, and fresh garden veggies, of course) it’s time to start thinking about food for fall.
From preschoolers to postgraduates, all students can benefit from a “smarter” back-to-school diet, so try incorporating one or all of these seven brain-food recipes into your lunchboxes and onto your dinner tables.
- Start the day off right by whipping up this Breakfast Quinoa with Walnut Cream and Blueberries recipe. Packed with healthy antioxidants and satisfying flavours, this dish is a treat for both the mouth and the brain.
- Like a cozy sweater or a pumpkin latte, soup is a perennial fall favourite. This Broccoli Kale Soup satisfies on those cool fall days with warm rich flavours and brain-friendly antioxidants.
- Blueberry Banana Tart is loaded with good ingredients for your brain, from blueberries for memory and concentration to cinnamon for removing nervous tension to flax meal for improved cognitive function. And it’s really yummy.
- Quinoa Avocado Sushi is among the brain-boosting recipes you can find here. Avocado’s monounsaturated fat promotes brain health by contributing to healthy blood flow and helping to lower blood pressure.
- There’s nothing fishy about this Soy and Sesame Wild Salmon recipe when it comes to your brain health. Omega-3 rich salmon is a tasty way to prevent cognitive decline.
- It wouldn’t be fall if the pumpkins didn’t make an appearance. Zucchini Ribbons with Pumpkin Seed Pesto combines light and tasty zucchini “noodles” with brain-boosting pumpkin seeds for a fresh and low-carb pasta alternative.
- Dark chocolate scores brownie points because it may help increase blood flow to the brain, improving attention span, memory and problem-solving skills. It doesn’t take a genius to see how delicious these Espresso Crepes with Ice Cream and Dark Chocolate Sauce look.
A healthy diet is an important factor in maintaining a healthy body, including your brain. To make sure your little learners are getting enough of the good stuff, consider adding an omega 3 supplement to their school-day routine.