Clean Eating

Brain-Boosting & Energizing Lunches

A fiber- and nutrient-rich lunch can keep you focused and full of energy until dinner. Plus, each of these meals was designed to include superfoods that specifically help nourish your noggin.

CREAMED SPINACH–STUFFED SWEET POTATOES WITH BACON

GF

SERVES 4. HANDS-ON TIME: 25 MINUTES. TOTAL TIME: 55 MINUTES.

BRAIN & ENERGY BOOSTERS: Spinach is rich in lutein, a powerful antioxidant that may help protect the brain from cell damage, which can cause cognitive decline. The fat in the coconut cream and bacon help your body absorb lutein. (Do make sure to look for bacon that’s free of added nitrates or nitrites.) Sweet potatoes are one of the best vegetable sources of choline, which, in some studies, boosted memory and cognitive ability, and they’re one of the complex carbohydrates that release glucose into your system slowly, providing sustained energy.

4 sweet potatoes
1 tbsp avocado oil
¾ tsp sea salt, divided
3 1-oz slices bacon, no added nitrates or nitrites
½ small yellow onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
5 oz baby spinach, long stems removed, leaves chopped
¼ tsp ground cayenne powder
1 tsp arrowroot
1 tsp cold water
1 5.4-oz can coconut cream
½ oz crumbled blue cheese, optional

Preheat oven to

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