Breakfast for the Brain

Why not make your morning meal count even more by choosing these mind-sharpening meals for a stronger brain?

They incorporate foods shown to keep brain cells healthy and stave off age-related cognitive decline, including berries, nuts, olive oil, veggies, fish, and more—all power nutrients that will keep your whole body well, too.

It really boils down to 7 morning brain foods.

Eggs-Grains-Grapes-Blueberries (any kind of berry really)-Almonds (any nut)-Oats-Apples (any fruit is better than no fruit!

Here are a few recipes to get you started:

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Yogurt Parfait

SERVINGS: 1

¾ c low-fat plain yogurt
½ c shredded wheat squares
¼ c high-fiber cereal
1 Tbsp chopped walnuts
¼ banana, sliced
¼ c berries

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Cereal with Peaches and Milk

SERVINGS: 1

¾ c whole grain cereal
½ c high-fiber cereal
4 tsp pumpkin seeds
1 med peach, sliced
8 oz fat-free milk

1. MIX cereals together.
2. TOP with pumpkin seeds, peach, and milk.

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Homemade Muesli

SERVINGS: 1

½ c raw oats
2 Tbsp raisins
¼ c chopped apple
1 Tbsp slivered almonds (or 6 almonds, chopped)
4 oz low-fat plain yogurt
2 oz fat-free milk
½ tsp brown sugar or honey (if desired)

MIX ingredients together and eat immediately.

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