I’m talking… BRAIN POWER!


So there are definitely important foods that boost and increase
Not only are they vitally important for growing children, but studies show
they benefit even people my age and my own parents who are in their 80’s
and beyond. It’s true; you can create a diet that caters to brain development,
cognitive function, and slowing the aging process to lessen your risk of conditions
such as Alzheimer’s disease. Here is the list of the top 10 foods that are critical
to make a part of your menu planning if you want to keep that brain of yours
fueled and running at top capacity. These foods have many other benefits
but today we are talking BRAIN POWER!

Stay tuned in the next 10 days to learn interesting information on these important
ingredients. The Gathering of Friends cookbooks are filled with menu’s that
include most of these ingredients in many recipes. We want to share a few good ideas
about how you can include them in your daily diet along with a great recipe each day.

Here are ten inspiring BRAIN FOODS to add to your diet…


The one thing I remember most about spinach growing up, was Popeye and
those wicked cans of spinach he was always slamming down! But aside from
building lean muscle, this particular leafy green is touted with slowing cognitive
decline  associated with aging, and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. We
eat a lot of spinach at our house. It is easy to combine a handful of spinach to any
sandwich or salad. I usually create a bed of spinach that I place a piece of fish or
chicken on, which looks beautiful to serve, but really packs that much needed
punch to any meal. My children are constantly feeding my brilliant
grandchildren a special blend by adding a bundle of spinach in
a smoothie, first thing each morning.



 Harvest Chicken & Yams

4 chicken breasts,boneless,skinless
16 oz. Swiss cheese,block
4 sweet yams
10 oz. fresh spinach
2 tbsp. granulated chicken bouillon
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. coarse black peppar
¾ c. white cooking wine
½ c. heavy cream
2 tbsp. dried chives

Preheat oven to 325°. Cut each chicken breast into three thin slices. Place in
Ziploc® bag and tenderize the pieces on both sides using a meat mallet and
set aside. Cut Swiss cheese into thin slices. Peel and slice yams into large
round pieces.

Spray a9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Begin with a layer of yams; fit tightly
together and follow with a layer of tenderized chicken pieces. Cover with
cheese slices and all of the spinach. Repeat with yams and chicken, top with
cheese. Sprinkle with granulated chicken bouillon, salt and pepper. Pour
white cooking wine and cream over entire dish. Finish with chives and
coarse black pepper. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 50 to 60
minutes. Cut in squares to serve.

Excerpt From: Michelle Huxtable. “The Gathering of Friends” volume two iBooks.


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