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Grilled Salmon with Mustard & Herbs

Salmon cooks over a bed of lemon and fresh herbs to infuse it with flavor and keep the fish tender and moist. We like a blend of thyme, tarragon and oregano, but any of your favorite herbs will work. Make it a meal: Serve with grilled new potatoes tossed in an herb vinaigrette and steamed green beans.

» Grilled Salmon with Mustard & Herbs

Honey Oat Quick Bread

This honey-oat bread has a pleasant flavor and divinely moist, tender crumb. It requires minimal mixing and cleanup, calls for ingredients usually stocked in the pantry, and is tasty yet healthful.

» Honey Oat Quick Bread

Sauteed Mushroom Salad

Here we make a warm sherry-mushroom dressing to toss over bitter greens. The dressing wilts the greens until they are just tender.

» Sauteed Mushroom Salad

Berry-Banana Smoothie

There's no more classic combo than fresh berries and bananas. Here, just a touch of honey shines up their flavors even more.

» Berry-Banana Smoothie

Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

This rib-sticking chili offers a hearty mix of wheat berries, beans, peppers and onion. Feel free to add an additional chipotle pepper to crank up the heat in this one-pot meal. Cooked wheat berries will keep for up to 1 month in your freezer and there's no need to thaw them; just stir them directly into the chili.

» Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

Roasted Beet Crostini

The entire beet plant—roots, stems and greens—can be used in this stunning appetizer. The beets are roasted then pureed with goat cheese for a creamy ruby-red spread. The greens and stems are sautéed with olive oil and garlic for the topping.

» Roasted Beet Crostini

"Fajita" Burgers

This healthy burger recipe features a spicy fajita burger slathered with a spicy chipotle mayonnaise and topped with roasted Anaheim peppers and a delicious slaw. Serve it on an oblong bun.

» "Fajita" Burgers


What you eat can help your mind and memory, from infancy to old age.

Prenatal:

Go fish—Women who eat fatty fish, such as salmon, during their third trimester of pregnancy have babies who tend to perform better on cognitive tasks. Researchers think the omega-3 fatty acid DHA is needed during this time to build neurons and their connections. Food solutions: Salmon and other fatty fish, DHA-fortified eggs and yogurt.

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Child/Teen:

Morning fuel—School-aged children should start their day with low-glycemic-index breakfast foods. Food solutions: Bran cereals, oatmeal or whole-wheat bagels.

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Young Adult

Got iron? 10 percent of women are anemic, and new studies show that being even mildly iron-deficient affects learning, memory and attention. Luckily, restoring iron levels to normal also restores cognitive function. Food solutions: Dark leafy greens, beans, meat or soy.

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Older Adult:

Eat your antioxidants—People who eat more brightly colored fruits and leafy vegetables have less cognitive decline than those who don’t; antioxidants in produce may mop up free radicals and protect neurons from damage. Food solutions: Berries and other fruits, greens and turmeric, which contains curcumin).

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