Brain-Healthy Recipes from Asbury

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As seen on WJLA's Good Morning Washington, Asbury Methodist Village's Lifestyle and Wellness Director Cathy Richards talked about the importance of brain health and the role that certain foods play in brain functioning and the prevention of dementia. Sodexo Executive Chef Gerry Ryan put those ingredients to use making salmon salad and broccoli coleslaw on set. 

The recipes below feature foods that are rich in the nutrients your brain craves for healthy functioning. Eat healthy, stay active socially and physically, and challenge yourself, and you'll be on your way to a healthier aging process. 

Salmon Salad

6 oz. grilled Atlantic salmon fillet
1 Tbs low-fat mayonnaise
1 Tbs fat-free Greek yogurt
1 Tbs chopped onion
½ tsp dried dill
Squirt of lemon juice (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve with a green salad or on whole grain crackers or bread.


Broccoli Coleslaw

1 bag ready-made broccoli coleslaw or tri-color salad 
½ cup golden raisins
¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
2 tsp vinegar
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp agave nectar or honey
1 tsp curry powder

Prepare dressing in a large bowl by combining mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, sweetener and curry powder.  Add the coleslaw and raisins and mix thoroughly until combined.  Allow to sit for an hour before serving in order for the flavors to penetrate.

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Learn about our Brain Waves brain fitness class here.


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