Brain Food

Drew RamsayDrew Ramsey, M.D., our consultant on matters of food and the brain, has hand-picked LC recipes that will fuel your body and feed your brain. He is a nationally recognized thought leader in mental health and nutritional psychiatry. He is a board certified adult psychiatrist with specialization in the treatment of mood disorders and anxiety, using integrative psychiatry and nutrition. He is the founder of the Brain Food Clinic in NYC, and author of Eat CompleteFifty Shades of Kale, and the Happiness Diet.  Dr. Ramsey is a faculty member at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry and has been in active clinical practice for 15 years.

A rimmed baking sheet filled with crispy baked kale chips.

Kale Chips

Potato chip fiends, stop your scoffing. We double-dog dare you to make a batch and stop at just one.

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Two glasses of green smoothie, one of them tipped over and spilled with two spinach leaves beside it.

Green Smoothie

Close your eyes and we swear you’d never guess this sweet, banana-y smoothie is suffused with good-for-you greens.

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A glass jar filled with beef bone broth.

Beef Bone Broth

Remember the good old days when “bone broth” was simply called “beef stock”? Sigh. Whatever you call it, it’s still simple to make. And still spectacular to taste.

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A person holding a platter of French potato salad above a wooden table.

French Potato Salad

This is not your mom’s potato salad recipe. It relies on tangy Dijon vinaigrette and soft-boiled eggs for dressing with runny yolks that spill into the salad to form an unparalleled richness.

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Sliced tomatoes with blueberries and crumbled feta scattered on top and a sprig of basil for garnish.

Blueberry and Tomato Salad

There’s a week or two midsummer when peak blueberry and tomato seasons overlap. You’ve been warned. Go.

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Three and a half quick dill pickles, dill seed, and a sprig of dill on a decorative white plate.

Quick Dill Pickles

Or, as we like to say, quickles. And we mean quick not just in terms of how little time they take to make. But also in terms of how quickly they’ll disappear as you’re blissing out on them.

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An overhead view of a glass of blueberry kale smoothie with a straw and some blueberries and kale scattered around the glass.

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Tastes like “bananas and blueberries and creamy icy summertime.” That’s what folks are saying about this spectacularly simple smoothie that has made converts of even avowed kale loathers.

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A skillet filled with spicy scrambled eggs with a wooden spoon inside.

Spicy Scrambled Eggs ~ Ande Bhurji

If you’re the sort who likes things spicy, whether first thing in the morning or at the end of a crazy day, then we’ve got a quick and easy scrambled eggs recipe for you.

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Half of a homemade KIND bar with a piece broken off.

Homemade KIND Bars

Nuts. Seeds. Dried fruits. The only thing missing is the fancy cellphone wrapping and the steep price tag. (Did we mention they’re gluten-free?)

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A slice of bread topped with egg salad without mayo n a white plate.

Egg Salad Without Mayo

Most definitely not your grandma’s egg salad. It’s crammed full of gently caramelized onions and it’s sooo surprisingly lovely you won’t even miss the mayo. Swear.

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