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18 Superfood Recipes for Good Brain Health

Superfood Recipes are a hot topic on my mind right now. We are, after all, doing a lot more cooking and creating at home this year. So, while we are clearly loading up on making treats and doing all of the bread maker recipes possible, I am developing and gathering some superfood recipes too.

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Superfoods have been written about at length for years now. These nutrient rich foods, like kale, berries and nuts can provide great physical health benefits for your body. They can also be extremely valuable for good brain health. Recently, I have been reading a lot more about good fat and also about a supplement called choline.

Many parents with kids who have special needs, especially those in our FASD parenting groups are talking about choline right now. It naturally occurs in a lot of foods like salmon and nuts and duck eggs of all things. Also, a recent study has been done indicating it has benefits for those who have FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.)

So, what’s my point? Well, there are many ways to boost brain power, maintain physical health and grown strong brains in both children and adults.

My Favourite Superfood Recipes

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Superfood Soups and Stews

My Italian Wedding Soup – by Thrifty Mommas Tips

This is actually in my crockpot right now filling up the house with the scrumptious and mouthwatering aroma of onion and garlic. You can’t smell the kale, but trust me it is loaded into this superfood soup. My kids love this recipe and can now make most of it with me or even independently…with a few checkins….”Hey, Mom, when do I add the noodles?”

Superfood Stew – with Kale, Quinoa, Fresh Vegetable and Beef. (Whew! That is a lot of ingredients that are tasty and good for you. – by Thrifty Mommas Tips

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So, clearly I have been on the kale bandwagon for a while now. You just need to scroll through my foods tab to see that above here on Thrifty Mommas Tips. Anyways, here’s another way to sneak all the green, fresh kale into your family’s diet. Soups and stews are a great way to nourish them with superfood recipes.

Broccoli Cauliflower Soup – by Well Plated

All the great and healthy vegetables here in one soup with a little dose of cheese of course. That makes this soup a winner. Also these leftovers are KILLER good. Love that the author and cook here says this is not Velveeta soup, but the real deal, so keep looking if you are after one of those simple soups from a jar.

Greek Kale Salad – by Cookie And Kate

Cookie and Kate celebrates whole foods. There are a lot of excellent rich and fresh recipes on this site so do check it out. This one is all about the kale salad though. She knows well that kale needs a little love to make it perfect for superfood recipes.

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My Easy Kale Chips – by Thrifty Mommas Tips

I almost forgot I had these on my site until I started hunting down more superfood recipes. These are so easy to make. Here’s what I do. If I buy a fresh batch of kale I use about half for my Italian Wedding Soup above and then I use the rest for crunchy kale chips. Part of the fun for us here sometimes is eating them and then smiling at each other on purpose to show off all the kale in our teeth. I have teenagers, so we make up our own fun.

Avocado Kale Smoothie – by The Little Epicurean

Need a super fast option that is easily digestible? How about a kale smoothie? This one looks exceptional and is more palatable than other kale smoothies I have made or seen or tried. I love kale but I don’t fancy the gritty fibre in a smoothie so grind that green stuff up and make it into this delicious avocado kale smoothie. So good for you!

Fresh and Tasty Superfood Salads

Brain Healthy Salad – by Five Heart Home

Blueberries and walnuts plus leafy greens make this salad extremely good for your brain and your body of course too. There’s a heartfelt reason behind this recipe, so I strongly encourage you to go read it. This is not unlike my own rationale here for finding healthy superfood recipes that I need to add to the mix a few times a week here. I can almost taste this one just from the photos alone.

Triple Berry Salad with Walnuts, Feta and Avocado – by Lorie’s Mississippi Kitchen

Walnuts and feta are a combination I genuinely enjoy. The berries here in this salad are not something that I can manage because of the Crohn’s disease. But, my kids LOVE all the berry dishes and plain berries, so this one is for them and for my husband. It is the perfect summer salad.

Smashed Avocado Chicken Salad – by A Saucy Kitchen

Nine ingredients including shredded chicken and smashed avocado. So, true story, I have an avocado in my fridge right now and am running out to get some shredded chicken because this superfood salad, which is also easily a meal due to the protein, is making my stomach rumble.

Smoothie Bowls and Superfoods

Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl – by Flavor The Moments

Yes. Yes and yes. Smoothie bowls are so easy and aesthetically pleasing. Love this Blueberry Banana Smoothie Bowl! Bananas are my thing actually and smoothies are so perfect for teens. They are my secret weapon. I stock all of the ingredients and leave them in the house and a few times a week at least one of my teens makes these. So, yum.

All the Tasty Appetizers

Avocado Hummus – by Ahead Of Thyme

Super easy hummus variation. I have actually never considered avocado and hummus together. This is one of those recipes that leaves you thinking Hey, wait, why didn’t I think of that? Genius. Love the versatility of hummus and there are numerous ways to make it. This is one more twist on a simple recipe really and destined to be a crowdpleaser.

Easy Sheet Pan Meal

5-Minute Sheet Pan Kale and Egg Bake – by Healthy Nibbles And Bits

Love sheet pan recipes because they are simple and they generally cook very fast. No fuss dinners for everyone. Lunch, brunch or breakfast? This recipe from Healthy Nibbles works for any occasion. Do what she says and cook the kale a bit longer at first before adding the eggs if you want it to come our crunchier.

Meatless Superfood Recipes for Dinner

Cauliflower Tacos by A Mindful Mom

There’s so much you can do with cauliflower now! I love the idea of cauliflower wings and also cauliflower tacos. Yes, please. I am making these asap. Cauliflower automatically goes into my grocery cart whenever it is on sale. My kids love it raw and they also really enjoy it when I roast it or toss into a side dish. This main dish though is one that cannot be beat.

Roasted Cauliflower – by Carlsbad Cravings

Completely addictive. I can vouch for that. I have had this roasted cauliflower a few places now. Can’t wait to make it at home too. So simple and delicious. FYI, clearly you need to buy more cauliflower for all of the great cauliflower superfood recipes here. Thanks to Carlsbad Cravings for this fantastic roasted cauliflower recipe.

Broccoli Fritters – by Recipe Tin Eats

These can be easily frozen and they are simple to make. Broccoli is another one of those vegetables that I add to most every single weekly shopping list. The kids enjoy it raw with a hint of dip and I throw it in all of the soups and stews. Next up, these broccoli fritters.

Also, this is the kind of recipe that kids, and teens with sensory issues LOVE to make. How do I know that? Well, my younger teen would easily be all in on this one. She loves making patties and fritters because you get to shape them with your hands and there’s something satisfying about that.

Broccoli Salad – by Love And Lemons

Cider vinegar, cranberries, onions and a hint of maple syrup. Perfection, I think. Adding to my regular salad recipes here. Level up your salad game too, by adding this Broccoli salad to your repertoire.

Turmeric for the Win

Anti Inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie – by Happy Healthy Mama

Not only is this turmeric smoothie good for you, but it looks gorgeous. Bright and visually appealing. That’s pretty important for everyone actually. Curcumin is the powerful ingredient in turmeric and it adds a lot of colour and flavour.

Tofu Turmeric Curry – by Feasting At Home

Well, I am bowled over by this turmeric curry recipe with tofu and shiitake. First of all, this site is full of brilliant recipes with vegetables so check it out. Also, this recipe evokes a deep sense of comforting warm foods that we all love during the winer months. Oh, and it’s healthy. You almost miss that part because it is so delicious and creative.

Loving the Variety of Superfoods

There are more than enough superfood recipes here to help you make over your meal plan. From appetizers to smoothies and more, you’ve got brain health covered!

Mom of two beautiful active girls, traveller, fitness junkie, social media consultant, and keeper of the sanity.

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