Thanksgiving Recipes that are Good for the Brain
Thanksgiving is that time of the year when you get together with family and friends to remember the things you are grateful for. Thanksgiving is when families share stories, remember family traditions. How can you share stories if you’re having a difficult time remembering? This is why we have a list of Thanksgiving recipes for you!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and if until now you’re thinking of what food to prepare, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve compiled some food recipes that are good for your brain that you can serve this Thanksgiving to your family.
The turkey is a very important part of the Thanksgiving meal. Turkey is a brain healthy white meat. It is high in protein, potassium, iron, zinc, selenium and B vitamins. You can also choose to have brain healthy stuffing. The stuffing can have celery, onion, nuts and herbs
Turkey breast with herb stuffings
Slice the turkey breasts into thinner slices. Choose the healthy herbs you want – turmeric, saffron, rosemary, sage, ginger, pepper – and stuff them inside the slices. You can also add lemon to add more flavor.
Crockpot Turkey with Garlic Butter
Make your garlic butter and season the turkey a day before. By doing this, your turkey will have so much flavor as it absorbs the garlic butter seasoning. Follow the instructions in the recipe to drain.
Scallops with Grapes and Watercress
Scallops are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and vitamin B12. Adequate amounts of these nutrients help brain development. These nutrients are also associated with having a reduced risk of mental decline.
Sweet Potato Mash
Sweet potatoes are helpful for improving mood. They contain antioxidants and are lower in glycemic load (how quickly they turn into sugar in your bloodstream) than regular potatoes. Boil sweet potatoes until tender. Drain the water and transfer to a food processor. Add coconut milk, cinnamon and nutmeg. Blend until desired consistency.
Parmesan Kale Salad
A new study found that lutein is a potential brain booster. Lutein is a nutrient that the human body does not manufacture. Kale has high levels of lutein which makes it great for brain health.
Cranberry and Orange Relish
Cranberries, among other berries, are known to help shield the brain from memory loss. Cranberries also reduce the death of brain cells by half which helps prevent brain damage.