Another superfood for the brain is salmon. Salmon is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids, which helps the brain function properly and keeps the immune system working.
The brain is mainly fat, and omega 3 fatty acids feed the brain and allow neurotransmitters to flow more smoothly. Eating salmon will therefore help combat poor memory, and increase positive feelings and thoughts by balancing out hormones.
Here is a creative, brain-healthy, and body-healthy recipe for Wild Alaska Salmon Kebabs. This recipe is also Low-Carb, Low-Sodium, Sugar-Conscious, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, and Wheat-Free! Pair the kebabs with some couscous, quinoa, or side salad and it’ll be a perfect meal!
Wild Alaska Salmon Kebabs
What You Need:
- 1 pound wild salmon fillets, cut into chunks
- 1 zucchini, cut into chunks
- 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into chunks
- 1 large red onion, cut into chunks
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
Putting It All Together:
- Soak wooden or bamboo skewers in water for about 10 minutes prior to grilling.
- Place the salmon, zucchini, bell pepper, and onion in a shallow baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Whisk together the garlic, olive oil, and lime juice in a small bowl. Pour the mixture over the salmon and vegetables, toss, and marinate for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Preheat the grill or broiler. Skewer the salmon and vegetables, reserving marinade, and grill or broil 5 to 7 minutes, turning once, until salmon is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
- While cooking, boil the marinade in a small saucepan for 5 minutes. Drizzle over skewers and serve.