Mind Kind Recipes

Mind Kind recipes are developed by Dr. Ayesha Sherzai, a practicing neurologist with a culinary and nutrition background. Each recipe is crafted to provide optimum taste, convenience, and health benefits.

How do you feel about eggs?

How do you feel about eggs?

Can I continue to eat eggs if I follow your diet?  Short answer: NO. Avocados are great, but eggs aren’t. Despite the hype of late, they are one of the highest sources of cholesterol among all foods. Cholesterol can cause cerebral microvascular disease and stroke, and...

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Eating Healthy #4: Eating on the Road/Traveling

Eating Healthy #4: Eating on the Road/Traveling

How do you stay focused and on-point when you travel? Here's our ideas, straight from the road: 1:57  The first place we fail in maintaining our eating lifestyle 2:47 Planning your meals/snacks and why it's critical 4:53 Modifying foods at restaurants and guiding the...

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I’m trying your diet and my belly feels awful!

I’m trying your diet and my belly feels awful!

"I've been following along and tried a plant-based diet for three days got totally bloated and gassy with lots of diarrhea. I'm not sure beans will work for me." We get this question a lot and we're always sorry to hear of someone having discomfort with a plant-based...

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Eating Healthy #6: Parties

Eating Healthy #6: Parties

Eating at parties is risky! Should you plan to moderate yourself? Avoid it all? Join us as we discuss habits you can implement to avoid the “landmines” that are party foods.

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Healthy Eating #5: Eating at Work

Healthy Eating #5: Eating at Work

Eating at work can be tricky! Sometimes eating is a social/shared experience, so how do you turn down those cookies and donuts at the meeting without hurting someone’s feelings? Or  sometimes we don’t make time to get up from our desk and take a break to enjoy our meals, that’s not healthy eating at work, either! Here’s our advice on avoiding the pitfalls of eating at work.

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Tomato Bisque

Tomato Bisque

There really is nothing more comforting than a warm cup of creamy tomato soup. The creaminess in this recipe comes from cashews full of brain- fortifying unsaturated fats, vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant), and zinc and copper (minerals needed for many enzymatic reactions in the brain). The other ingredients further boost the power of this soup: onions, carrots, tomatoes, and thyme are great sources of iron, copper, magnesium, and vitamins A and C.

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Cauliflower Steaks, Sweet Potato Mash and Cremini Mushroom Gravy

Cauliflower Steaks, Sweet Potato Mash and Cremini Mushroom Gravy

Let’s get one thing straight: these cauliflower steaks are not trying to be real steaks, but only their genuine, flavorful selves. Add the Sweet Potato Mash and Cremini Mushroom Gravy (recipes follow) and this healthy—and delicious—meal will both unclog your arteries and energize your brain cells.

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Tofu Scramble

Tofu Scramble

Tofu can be intimidating, but this versatile plant protein takes on whatever flavor you give it. With every bite of this savory scramble, you’ll feel your arteries opening and your brain detoxing. This filling breakfast will also help manage your blood sugar levels.

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Stuffed Peppers Topped with Deliciousness

Stuffed Peppers Topped with Deliciousness

This wonderfully colorful dish is worlds apart from the beige, brown, and neon of processed Western foods. The yellow, green, and red peppers, mint green avocado sauce, white cauliflower rice, dusty pink pinto beans, and deep purple onion are the result of powerful phytochemicals like anthocyanins, lycopene, chlorophyll, lutein, and carotenoids, all of which fight in inflammation in the brain and help grow connections among neurons. The cauliflower rice provides a low-glycemic alternative to white rice.

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Black Bean Lentil Chili

Black Bean Lentil Chili

Chili is the ultimate comfort food that soothes and warms from the inside out. Many chili recipes call for meat, but here, plant proteins create a perfect brain- and heart-healthy meal.

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Eating Healthy #3: Grocery Shopping

The grocery store is at the center of eating well throughout the week. When you plan ahead and shop well, you're not tempted by easy food and unhealthy options. So shop the produce section first -- hit your FARM-acy before you visit the center (unhealthy aisles) of...

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Top 10 Brain Health Boosts

Top 10 Brain Health Boosts

We simplified our top 10 brain health boosts into a quick video and a downloadable printout to post on your refrigerator, mirror, or wherever you need an extra reminder that YOUR BRAIN HEALTH IS IN YOUR HANDS.

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Top 20 Brain Health Foods

Top 20 Brain Health Foods

You don’t need expensive supplements and vitamins, all you need is whole food. Start working our top 20 Brain Health Foods into your diet today.

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Brain Loving Sweet Potato Lasagna

Brain Loving Sweet Potato Lasagna

Who says lasagna is bad for you? This delicious, gluten-free lasagna is a piece of plant-based art. With the white bechamel sauce, the green pesto, and the red tomato sauce, it evokes an Italian flag and the country’s famous flavors, minus the heavy pasta and saturated fats from cheese and the cream-based sauce. We roast the vegetables to bring out their full flavor and richness, reduce their natural moisture, and deliver the texture of a typical lasagna. Feel free to use different vegetables like squash, carrots, onions, or bell peppers.

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Alzheimer’s Solution Blueberry Crisp

Alzheimer’s Solution Blueberry Crisp

This scrumptious dessert is completely guilt-free. We all know about the incredible antioxidant properties of blueberries, and the crust is made of nuts high in omega-3s. These powerful ingredients combine to offer you not only a delightful dessert but also nature’s best medicine for a healthy brain.

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Sweet Pea Soup

Sweet Pea Soup

This soup is the ultimate comfort food. The naturally sweet peas and creamy cashews are so satisfying you’ll never miss the cream.

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Sugar: Not so sweet for your brain

Sugar: Not so sweet for your brain

Whenever we give community talks, we say that sugar is the poison of the 20th century, and it is now everywhere. They are not just empty calories - they cause serious harm to the body. There is no doubt that it is a major contributor to chronic diseases such as...

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Latest findings on Mediterranean diet and dementia

Latest findings on Mediterranean diet and dementia

More recently, the research emphasis has switched from individual nutrients to diets as a whole. The role of the Mediterranean diet on cognition and dementia risk has been extensively studied. The Mediterranean diet is composed of a high amount of whole food,...

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