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4 Tasty Salads That Boost Brain Health

Salads are versatile foods that are easily customized to include many different ingredients. A salad can become a meal in itself depending on the added components. For brain health, dementia caregivers in Temple, TX, should choose ingredients that offer antioxidant properties, A, B and C vitamins along with monosaturated fats.

1. Ideal Brain Salad

1 package of spinach
1 package of lettuce
2 chopped tomatoes
1 chopped avocado
½ of a chopped onion
½ cup of chopped pecans or walnuts
¼ cup of shelled sunflower seeds
1 or 1 ½ cups of blueberries
1 cup of canned, cooked, chopped or sliced beets
½ cup of garbanzo beans

Tear the greens and combine in a bowl with the remainder of the ingredients. Toss with the salad dressing of choice.

2. Brainpower Salad

1 package of spinach
1 cup of sliced strawberries
1 cup of blueberries
1 cup of cooked quinoa
½ cup of chopped pecans
1 diced avocado

Dressing:

Juice from ½ of a lemon
1 tablespoon of honey
3 tablespoons of olive oil
Combine and whisk.

Temple, TX, live-in caregivers should combine the fruit, vegetables, nuts and grain into a bowl. Drizzle the salad dressing atop and toss.

3. Brain Booster

1 diced zucchini
1 peeled and diced cucumber
2 small diced tomatoes
2 stalks of sliced celery
1 ½ cups of corn
½ of a diced red onion
¼ cup of chopped raw cabbage
1 cup of canned or cooked red beans
1 cup of torn Swiss chard
1 tablespoon of lime juice
A pinch of salt

Combine all of the ingredients and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes. Serve.

4. Salmon Salad

1 pound of canned or cooked green beans
4 three-ounce salmon fillets
4 cups of salad greens
¼ cup of chopped sweet onion
2 hard-boiled eggs thinly sliced
1 tablespoon of chopped shallots

Dressing:

¼ cup of red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon of olive oil
¼ teaspoon each of salt and pepper
Combine and whisk.

Divide the salad ingredients into four bowls. Drizzle with dressing and serve.

Nutrition is important for seniors with cognitive disorders. That’s why Home Care Assistance provides reliable dementia elder care Temple seniors need to boost their quality of life. Our highly trained dementia caregivers encourage seniors to eat nutritious foods and maintain a balanced exercise regimen while assisting them with everyday activities. Call 254-856-0600 today to learn more about our services and schedule a free in-home consultation.