January 2022 Dinner Planning Ideas – Health and Brain-Boosting Meals

by | Dec 30, 2021 | Article, Dinner Planning, Tips And Techniques, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Start the new year off right by planning meals that support overall health and help to boost brain function. Since it’s all about the ingredients, this month’s menu ideas feature a wide range of nutrient-dense components that just so happen to tickle the tastebuds AND help us to feel and function at our best.

Cycle one, two, or all three ideas into your dinner planning rotation this month. Each one is quite versatile, so feel free to adjust for flavor or dietary preferences and available ingredients.

PLANT-BASED

Mediterranean Bowl with Creamy Basil Sauce
Enjoy this power-packed, flavorful bowl alone or served with fresh fruit on the side.

  • Health and brain-boosting ingredients in this dinner option – leafy greens, sweet potatoes, other veggies, chickpeas, whole wheat couscous, nuts and seeds, herbs, yogurt, fresh fruit

 

LEAN MEAT

Ground Turkey, Italian Sausage, or Vegetable Bolognese
Savor this comforting bolognese sauce served over flavorful roasted spaghetti squash accompanied by a tossed salad on the side.

  • Health and brain-boosting ingredients in this dinner option – onion, bell pepper, carrot, garlic, tomatoes, herbs, balsamic vinegar, spaghetti squash, leafy greens, other veggies

 

FISH OR SEAFOOD

Fish Tacos with Avocado-Tomato Salsa
Build-your-own tantalizing taco with traditional yet delectable “fixings”, accompanied by fresh fruit on the side.

  • Health and brain-boosting ingredients in this dinner option – fish, avocado, tomatoes, jalapeno, leafy greens, radishes, whole-grain tortillas, fresh fruit

 

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