This week we're eating for brain health, with a focus on foods that are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s belong to a group of fats known as polyunsaturated fats, and studies suggest that they can help ward off a range of diseases, including Alzheimer's and depression. Flaxseeds, walnuts, sardines, salmon and tofu are all excellent sources of omega-3s. You'll find them all in the delicious recipes we've included here.
by Olivia Dupin
This nutrient-packed homemade granola is perfect for serving with Greek yogurt or almond milk and fresh fruit. It's full of fiber and protein, with nutritional-powerhouse ingredients such as pecans, pumpkin seeds, oats and omega 3-laden flaxseed meal.
Per serving: 297 calories, 3g saturated fat, 30g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 6g fiber, 18mg sodium
by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes
This satisfying quick bread is high in fiber, thanks to the dried fruit and barley flour, and includes walnuts, a top source of omega-3. It's also gluten-free, vegan and wonderful for breakfast or a nutritious snack.
Per serving: 380 calories, 1g saturated fat, 68g carbohydrates, 7g protein, 6g fiber, 274mg sodium
by Crescent Dragonwagon
Saute crumbled tofu with onions, bell peppers and button mushrooms to create this versatile breakfast scramble. You can substitute the suggested veggies with your own favorites, and serve the dish with toast or tortillas and fresh fruit.
Per serving: 143 calories, 1g saturated fat, 8g carbohydrates, 14g protein, 3g fiber, 14mg sodium