Recipes for Brain Health and Fitness

On these pages, you'll find great-tasting recipes designed for a brain-healthy diet.

Kick the Unhealthy “Energy” Bar Habit

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I’m chagrined to admit that I’ve eaten more than my share of energy bars, also referred to as power, protein, health, or nutrition bars.  I could probably fill a school bus with all the Zone and Balance bars I’ve eaten over the years!   When I look at the ingredients now, I wonder what was […] Read more »

Poor Pumpkin: The Neglected Superfood


When you think “pumpkin”, you probably think of pumpkin pie or carving one for Halloween. Unfortunately, this food has a lot going for it nutritionally and is one of the most neglected healthy foods. It has even made it to the top superfood list in the bestseller SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your […] Read more »

31 of the Top Healthy Foods – Recipes Included

I’m so glad that the people at did this so I don’t have to! They’ve created a guide of top 31 healthy foods and included a recipe that features each food on the list. While their choice of healthiest foods is somewhat debatable (every “top” foods list is slightly different), the quality of these […] Read more »

Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookie Recipe

I couldn’t resist. Avocados were on sale this week, and I bought too many. This sent me on a scramble to find something new to do with this brain healthy food. This healthy cookie recipe includes avocado and dark chocolate, another top brain food. Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookie 1/2 cup mashed avocado 1 bag dark […] Read more »

A Brain Healthy Recipe for National Milkshake Day

Did you know that September 12th is National Milkshake Day? Here is a brain healthy milkshake recipe, courtesy of It contains chocolate and blueberries, two of the top brain foods. I put milk in quotes because you don’t have to use dairy. My favorite milk substitutes are coconut or almond. Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie 1 […] Read more »

How to Keep Good Avocados From Going Bad

Avocados are a brain healthy food loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. They are delicious, nutritious, and versatile. But you may avoid buying them because you have to use the whole thing at once or they go bad quickly. And they’re usually too expensive to waste! I’ve always used lemon juice but I […] Read more »

Expert Panel’s List of the 20 Healthiest Foods

Huffington Post asked their medical and nutritional experts to compile a list of the healthiest foods of all time.The verdict is now in! Not surprisingly, all 20 were from the plant kingdom – no animal food in sight. There were fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, herbs, and spices. Most you will be familiar with, like […] Read more »