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Week 2: Healthy Eating Contest: Mood Food.

Week 2: MOOD FOOD: Include one omega-3-rich food in your diet every day this week, June 8-14, 2020.

 

Omega-3 fatty acids are important for the structure and function of the nervous system. Deficiencies in omega-3s are connected to cognitive and mood disorders. Include omega-3-rich foods such as mackerel, salmon, herring, oysters, anchovies, flaxseeds, chia seeds and walnuts in your diet every day to give your brain a boost.

 

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Protein shake with strawberries and chia.  Needed a boost for after workout.  I use chia seeds in fruit/veggie smoothies as well.  

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Using boxed high protein pancake mix I added flax seed, walnuts and cinnamon. OMG sooo good.

Also added almonds to my salad lightly coated with almond oil and vinegar

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Chia seeds in my spinach-kale smoothie

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mapl, Apple cider vinegar salmon with steamed green beans and rice. Didn’t see this contest until after I ate, so no picture. 

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Salmon for dinner last night.

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Walnuts and a little dark chocolate make a great snack.

 

 

Walnuts and a little dark chocolate make a great snack.Walnuts and a little dark chocolate make a great snack.

 

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looks yummy🍫
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Added chia seed and flax meal to seafood salad sandwich. Tasty and good for my health.

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wonderful presentation
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Enhanced yogurt "parfait", with omega-3 foods.

Usually I just dump fruit & flax into my yogurt, but today I was inspired. Includes non-dairy coconut yogurt, mixed with chia seeds, layered with ground flax seeds & granola, fresh blueberries, strawberries, mango chunks. I ran out of walnuts, so topped with slivered almonds for some crunch.

If I had planned better, would've strained the yogurt overnight so it would be thicker; as is, it kind of ran together, so the layers aren't visible.

Still delicious!

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some of my fave foods in there🍧
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nice photo🖼
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I am trying to turn over a new leaf by eating better.  Here I have for lunch a Marble-Jack cheese wrap with pepperoni, mayo, and trilogy (flax, chia, hemp seeds).  I also like using the Parmesan cheese wraps.  

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I just discovered the wrap cheeses🌯. They tastes so good!
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Eating hardy porridge (buckwheat, oats, chia, flaxseed) topped with walnuts, yogurt and honeychai.jpg

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So good for fiber🍚
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Enjoying "mood food" with this delicious grilled salmon, rice and a salad.Mood FoodMood Food

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You can’t go wrong with salmon. I love it!🐟
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Love fish tacos!  I switch up the fish - salmon, tuna, perch, bluegill - always use shredded cabbage then mix up my veggies - tomato, cucumber, leeks, radish, greens etc. depending on whats in the frig. so delish!

 

 

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I have never tried fish tacos. Maybe I will try it.🐠
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I love salmon patties with lemon dill sauce. A great source of omega-3.ED35CD1F-7824-464B-8342-8253F8DD0048.jpeg

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IMG_3562.jpgI love finding recipes that are delicious and a little off-beat.  When I saw this recipe for sardines and celery salad, with jammy eggs, I ordered sardines (in soybean oil) in bulk (6 tins) for delivery by a warehouse store, and went to work!  Not only did I make this recipe, but I recollected that my mother used to saute onions, hot green peppers and soy sauce with sardines -- which was a terrific Korean dish to serve with rice -- and made that as well.  Omega-3 never tasted so good!

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There truly is nothing so versatile in all your dishes, anywhere anytime! SOOOOO HEALTHY!!!

 

Omega rich.... AvacadosOmega rich.... Avacados

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My daughter and I are currently on a 40 day fast and fish and salmon of the omega-3 fatty was the healthy eating group we selected!!! The plate consist of glazed strawberry salmon, garlic asparagus, and mushrooms😋 Dr. Leigh

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I'm exploring new foods and adding salmon to my dinner tonight and working hard to eat better and stay healthy for my kids and family I already eat plenty of fruits and veggies easily but anything in the water I just hate the taste of so I'm trying something new thank you

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My go-to food for a super quick energy boost is dolmadekia - grape leaves stuffed with rice. I get them from a nearby restaurant supply store with about 70 of them to a can. A single serving of stuffed grape leaves contains 120mg of Omega 3 and 20.7mg of Omega 6 fatty acids, in addition to a huge amount of other vitamins and minerals. I like to joke that to get more iron in my diet, I'd have to eat a box of nails. Grape leaves are also rich in magnesium (good for diabetics) and zinc (to keep away the 'Rona). They are fine cold, or you can zap a plate of them for 1 minute in the microwave.

 

Grape leaves are usually served with a dipping sauce called tzatziki. It's very easy to make your own - just take a small container of plain yogurt and mix in a half a teaspoon of minced garlic. For additional zing you can also add a pinch of black pepper or a splash of lemon juice.

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Salmon grilled shrimp with shredded cabbage & colored peppers

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I love fish cakes I make them with corn meal, eggs, garlic, pepper, and season salt. Only this time I had to use Tuna fish, however I still get my fish fix and the good Omega 3 for my hearth health, and strong bones. Bonus Mustard for the turmeric and spices. All I had was 2 of these for a mid day snack lifted my mood while helping me stay strong during this it's safer and better to stay home.20200612_232513.jpg

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