Cooking for Brain and Memory Health

All of the following recipes are acceptable if you are following the Bredesen Protocol with a few caveats. These recipes are geared toward someone who does NOT want to loose weight, with plenty of calories to sustain those who need to achieve mild ketosis and keep as many pounds on as possible. So I'm not afraid to include recipes with small amounts of dairy, even though it's not on the protocol. Dr. Gundry feels that using goat's milk is far superior to cow's milk (far less inflammatory), so try to use that whenever possible. I'm also not trying to avoid lectins in these recipes.

 This index is designed for the specific situation of someone who can't afford to lose any weight, has a supersonic metabolism, and falls apart very quickly if they don't get enough to eat. Her brain works MUCH better when well fed.

The essential focus is low-carb, with lots of organic vegetables and healthy fats. This diet is naturally gluten-free since grains are on the no-no list.

I am not a dietician, nurse, doctor or any kind of expert on the Bredesen protocol. Just trying to help my aging parents with a go-to list of meals that they know are okay for them.

Main Dishes
Grilled Portobello Pesto Pizzas (use goat, buffalo, or nut cheese)
Cauliflower-crusted grilled cheese sandwiches (use goat, buffalo, or nut cheese)
Portabello Beef Sliders
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese  (use goat, buffalo, or nut cheese)
Veggie-Loaded Mini Meatloaves
Chicken Piccata Stir-fry
Falafels with Tahini Sauce (serve with a big greek salad with chicken strips or hard boiled eggs)
Stuffed Eggplant
Creamy Avocado Pesto Zoodles
Cottage Pie (use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes for topping)
Mushroom Bourginon
Ginger, Chili and Lemon Salmon
Salmon, Avocado and Argula Salad
Chopped Nicoise Salad (leave out potatoes or replace with sweet potatoes or other vege)

Quick Tip: Always have some acceptable protein on hand. Saute it with onions, garlic, and a few sliced vegetables to make a fast and filling one-bowl meal. Keep some fermented veggies (kimchi, sauerkraut, etc) in the fridge to throw on top of that pile of veggies and protein.

Italian Minestrone
Chicken Pho
Broccoli Cheddar Soup (use goat, buffalo, or nut cheese)
Creamy Chicken Florentine Soup (use coconut cream instead of heavy cream)

Veggie Sides
Dr. Gundry’s Delicious Herb Roasted Radish Recipe
Rainbow Roasted Vegetables with Basil-Mint Pesto
Green Beans Almondine with Garlic and Bacon
Millet Cakes
Creamy Greek Zucchini Patties

Quick Idea for 2: Chop 2 slices bacon and fry them with 2 cups sliced mushrooms till bacon is crisp. Add half a bag baby spinach. When wilted, add 4 beaten eggs and scramble. Serve with sliced avocado, a side of fresh berries. Nice additions to the scramble: chopped garlic, onions, fresh herbs, sliced zucchini.

Baking & Dessert
Keto Buns
Keto-Vegan Lime Creamsicles
Keto-Vegan Chocolate Pudding (use 70% dark chocolate)
MacLeod Bars (Seeds, nuts and dark chocolate)

1 comment:

  1. This looks super helpful! I'm going to explore this whole list.