Dinner: Salad

Brain Salad


Your body needs several nutrients together in order to make the chemicals your brain needs to keep it functioning well. This salad puts them all together into one delicious lunch or dinner. 

 Ingredients

Romaine lettuce
Spinach










Top with at least one from each category:

Choose at least one: pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, diced tofu, cauliflower, sunflower seeds, walnuts,  (Tryptophan)
Choose at least one:  almonds, avocados (Tryosine)
Choose at least one: pumpkin seeds, cashews, rasins, sun dried tomatoes (Iron)
Choose at least one: macadamia nuts, pistachios, fresh green peas, edamame, navy beans (Thiamine)
Choose at least one: (spinach) green soy beans, beets (Choline & Betaine)
Choose at least one: bilberries, blueberries, black grapes, peanuts, cranberries (Resveratrol)
Choose at least one: walnuts, pecans, red bell peppers, avocado, blueberries, (romaine lettuce, spinach), flax seed, chia seeds (note on seeds they must be ground to get the nutrients) (Omega 3)
Choose at least one: black eye peas, pinto beans, black beans, chick peas, asparagus, (spinach) (Folate)
B12: take a vitamin or eat Red Star brand nutritional yeast, fortified breakfast cereals, or drink plant based milk.

Top with your favorite salad dressing and serve.
Also works well as a build your own salad bar.


serve with grapes for extra tryptophan
serve with watermelon for extra tyrosine
serve with asparagus for extra Thiamine

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