3 Brain-Boosting Recipes from Dr. Drew Ramsey

From leading psychiatrist and author Dr. Drew Ramsey, comes a new collection of 100 simple, delicious and affordable recipes to help you get the core nutrients your brain and body need to stay happy and healthy.

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Psychiatrist, nutritional expert and successful author Dr. Drew Ramsey is utilizing the latest brain science and nutritional research to lead the charge in recognizing the power of diet to improve mental health. Known as “America’s Food Doctor,” Ramsey is the author of The Happiness Diet, 50 Shades of Kale and his latest Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients That Fuel Brainpower, Boost Weight Loss, and Transform Your Health (HarperWave). To learn more about Dr. Drew Ramsey and his book, visit

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1. Quinoa-Mushroom Frittata with Fresh Herbs

Used as healing compounds since the early days of medicine, herbs have strong scents and flavors that indicate the presence of unique phytonutrients. Study after study, shows that traditional healers were right: these plants are medicine. This simple dish brings some serious plant power thanks to fresh herbs, mushrooms, olives and quinoa. Mushrooms also contain unique phytonutrients, helping to round out this meal. For your next brunch, serve up some healing!

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2. Cast-Iron Steak with Buttery Cauliflower

Looking for a foolproof steak recipe? Preheating the skillet is key, and cast iron is recommended – it gets hotter compared with other skillets, resulting in a nice sear. Ditch the traditional potatoes for this cauliflower mash for 75% fewer carbs and more vitamin C.

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3. Chocolate-Spiced Truffles

A nutrient-dense chocolate truffle is not a fantasy! You don’t have to be a professional pastry chef to make these delectable yet simple truffles that also happen to be high in vitamin E and fiber. Molecules found in cacao appear to reverse age-related memory decline, so you will be sure to remember these after eating them.

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Find out more about the link between food and mental health from Dr. Drew Ramsey.