The Nourished Brain

A Guide to Meal-Planning Your Way to a Healthier Brain

This article is a sample chapter from The Nourished Brain. Click this link to purchase the book on or read for free on Kindle Unlimited. Following a brain-healthy diet is not hard to do. All you need to do is decide what foods go on your plate, and when you have chosen well, the…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Jan 4, 2021

Chia Seed Blueberry Banana Muffins

Moist, not too sweet, a nice blend of two fruits, and an interesting “crunch” courtesy of the chia seeds, this muffin has it all. Better yet, it provides several brain-boosting nutrients making this muffin a nutrient dense addition to any meal or snack. This is only one of the 17 brain-healthy recipes in my book,…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 29, 2020

Tasty Walnut Crusted Chicken Breast Tenders

Who would guess that chicken and walnuts is quite the nutrition-powered combo. Poultry provides high-quality protein as well as iron, zinc, and vitamin B12 essential for brain health. Walnuts are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, giving both a brain and heart boost. The walnut- based coating adds richness to this light breading keeping the chicken…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 28, 2020

Hearty Mediterranean Salmon

For anyone who may be intimidated to cook fish, here is a fearless recipe making it super easy. Not only will you be fixing a delicious, gourmet meal but it’s a dinner that can be on your table in just 20 minutes. As you eat this flavor-filled salmon, you can also enjoy knowing you’re getting…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 27, 2020

Best Veggie Scrambled Eggs with Cheese

Want a delicious brain-healthy recipe everyone will love? Look no further! Looking for something different besides cold cereal or toast? Here’s a breakfast that has it all – protein, veggies and a side of fruit. This quick, easy, and filling start to your day is a delicious way to nourish your brain. Breakfast can be…

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By Cheryl Mussatto, MS, RD, LD | Dec 26, 2020