Ana Margarita Olar| Foodfindsasia
Our brain is a constant hard working machine. It processes thoughts, stores memory, and controls our daily functions. We need to eat foods to provide nourishment for our brains to make it function properly.
Here are some recipes to try to keep your brain in perfect condition:
BRAIN BOOSTER RECIPE #1:
GRILLED CHICKEN WITH HERBS AND MUSTARDS
1 pound chicken breast
2 lemon wedges, thinly sliced
20-30 sprigs of mixed fresh herbs
2 tbsp. chopped fresh herbs
1 clove garlic
¼ tsp. salt
1 tbsp. mustard
- Preheat grill to medium high.
- Spread 2 layers of heavy-duty foil on a rimless baking sheet. Lay lemon wedges in the center, and then spread herb sprigs over the lemon.
- Mash garlic and salt to form a paste, mix with mustard and the 2 tbsp. chopped herbs. Spread this mixture on both sides of the chicken fillet then place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Place on the grill carefully, cook for 20-25 minutes, and then place the chicken back to the baking sheet. Serve with lemon wedges.
BRAIN BOOSTER RECIPE #2:
½ pound frozen pizza dough
½ pound clams, rinsed well under cold running water
6 tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic
¼ tsp. salt
2 cups packed kale leaves
½ cup grated cheese
1 cup micro greens
- Preheat oven to 450 ˚F.
- Boil the clams on a large pot filled with 3 inches of boiling water. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the shells are open. Drain and remove clam meat from shells. Chop clam meats and set aside.
- Place garlic, salt and olive oil in a food processor, pulse until finely chopped. Add kale and pulse again until mixed well.
- Roll out the dough and place on a pan. Spread the kale mixture over the dough, and top with chopped clams and grated cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the dough edges are cooked. Sprinkle with micro greens and serve immediately.
BRAIN BOOSTER RECIPE #3:
BLACK BEAN AND SALMON TOSTADAS
8 pcs. 6-inch corn tortillas
Canola cooking oil spray
1 pcs. 6-7 ounce boneless and skinless salmon
1 pcs. Avocado diced.
2 tbsp. pickled jalapenos, minced
2 cups shredded cabbage
2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
1 15 ounces can of black beans, rinsed
3 tbsp. Low-fat sour cream
- Place 2 racks in upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat oven to 375 °F.
- Coat tortillas on both sides with cooking spray, and place on two baking sheets. Bake each side for 7 minutes or until light brown.
- Combine salmon, avocado, and jalapenos in a bowl. In another bowl combine cabbage, cilantro, and the pickling juice.
- Process black beans and sour cream in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a microwave safe bowl. Process for 2 minutes in a microwave.
- Assemble the tostadas: spread each tortilla with bean mixture, salmon mixture and top with cabbage salad. Serve with lemon wedges.
- Combine salmon, avocado, and jalapeños in a bowl. Combine cabbage, cilantro and the pickling juice in another bowl. Process black beans, sour cream, salsa and scallions in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on High until hot, about 2 minutes.
- To assemble tostadas, spread each tortilla with some bean mixture and some salmon mixture and top with the cabbage salad. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.
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