Chew to A’s: Brain-Boosting Foods Every Parent Should Serve

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Chew to A’s: Brain-Boosting Foods Every Parent Should Serve

Get ready for a tasty adventure as we explore brain-boosting foods that will turn your kitchen into an exam success factory! From snacks that make them smile to clever cooking tips, we’ve got the recipe for smart, happy, and confident exam-takers. Let’s dive into the world of food for tott (I mean, thought)!

Berry Blast Brain-Boost Smoothie

Get ready to charge your child’s brain with the Berry Blast Brain-Boost Smoothie!

Simply blend together 1 cup of blueberries, a ripe banana, a handful of spinach, 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon of magical chia seeds, and a splash of almond milk.

Why it’s Amazing:
Blueberries are the star players here, packing a punch with antioxidants that combat oxidative stress and promote sharper cognitive function. Bananas bring vitamin B6 for neurotransmitter production, while chia seeds unleash omega-3s that boost memory and learning abilities. Greek yogurt offers probiotics that support a healthy gut-brain connection, ensuring your child’s brain functions at its peak!

You may find these useful:
Kitchenaid Cordless Handblender
Zyliss Measuring Cups


Salmon Quinoa Bowl

Begin by preparing cooked quinoa. Then place marinated salmon pieces in a heated skillet until it is cooked through and the sauce has thickened. For an added nutritional boost, top the dish with vegetables and avocado. See the recipes here: How to cook quinoa, Salmon quinoa bowl.

Why It’s Amazing:
Imagine the brain as a superhero headquarters, and omega-3 fatty acids are the trusty sidekicks boosting its power. Fatty fish like salmon enhance neuron communication, nurture brain cell growth, and keep inflammation at bay. Avocado swoops in with healthy monounsaturated fats that aid in better blood flow to the brain. Quinoa, the energy powerhouse, ensures steady glucose supply for sustained focus!

Storage tips:
If you are on meal prep mode, store each component of the dish separately in the fridge. Consider using smart food boxes and get automatic notifications to remind yourself when it’s time to eat what’s inside before their expiration. 

You may find these useful:
Lacor Stainless Steel Mesh Strainer (for washing quinoa)
Zebra Estio Pro II Stainless Steel Sauce Pan (for cooking quinoa)
Nordic Ware Aluminium Steel Texas Skillet (for cooking salmon)
Mastrad Stor Eat Smart Food Boxes 


Spinach Omelette with Whole Grain Toast

Overwhelmed by exam stress? Here’s a secret weapon: dark leafy greens. Take charge by incorporating this nutritional powerhouse into your kid’s diet!

To start, cook a handful of spinach leaves and set them aside. Whisk 2 eggs and spread it on a non-stick frying pan. On one side of the egg, add in spinach and some cheese. Allow the omelette to gently release from the sides of the pan before folding it in half. Slide this masterpiece onto a plate, and it’s now ready to be served with whole grain toasts. See the whole recipe here.  

Why It’s Amazing:
Spinach, the guardian of antioxidants, bolsters cognitive function and fends off stress. Eggs harness the power of choline to boost memory and neurotransmitter production. And as for that whole grain toast, it’s the unsung hero of sustained energy, ensuring stable blood sugar levels and giving your child optimal focus and mental clarity.

You may find these useful:
Zyliss Forged Aluminium Non-Stick Frying Pan
Dreamfarm Whisk – Flisk 
Dreamfarm Spatula – Chopula


Nutty Energy Bites

This is the perfect snack for those who like to nibble on snacks as they cram for exams!

All you need are dates, almonds, and coconut oil. Put them into a food processor and pulse until it’s crumbly. Form little balls, and you are done! See the whole recipe here.

Why It’s Amazing:
Almonds are your child’s brain’s secret weapon! They’re packed with healthy fats that make your brain run like a well-oiled machine, vitamin E as a protective shield for brain cells, protein for turbocharged brain messaging, magnesium to keep the cognitive gears turning, riboflavin as personal brain energy booster, fiber to keep energy levels steady, and L-arginine to supercharge memory! These little wonders are like a brain party in the mouth!

You may find this useful:
Kitchenaid 7 Cup Food Processor

Walnut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Spread walnut butter on a slice of bread, top it with banana slices, and finish with another slice. Want to take it up a notch? Discover how to make your own walnut butter.

Why It’s Amazing:
This snack is like a rocket booster for brains: creamy walnut butter brings brain-boosting omega-3s to the table, while banana provide instant energy without the sugar crashes. Together, they’re the ultimate dynamic duo, keeping those young minds sharp and ready to conquer those tricky exam questions!

Storage tips:
Use an airtight jar for storing homemade walnut butter. An airtight container helps prevent air from getting in, which can cause the walnut butter to oxidize and spoil more quickly. It also helps maintain the flavour and freshness of the walnut butter for a longer period. Just make sure to store it in the refrigerator to further extend its shelf life, as nuts and nut butters can go rancid if left at room temperature for too long.

You may find these useful:
Cuisinart Expert Prep Pro Food Processor
Dreamfarm Spreading Knife, Kneed
Le Parfait Glass Preserving Jar