Did you know that there is a strong correlation between stress, diet and our moods? These healthy dishes offer high protein and nutrients that actually boost your serotonin levels, i.e. our overall sense of well-being.
Watch Clinical Nutritionist Kay Spears share her expert wisdom on this topic…CLICK HERE!
Making better eating choices will ultimately help you feel better, deal with stress better and lead to weight loss you can sustain:
These Grilled Scallops from Olivette at The Houstonian [above], plated with a basil-mint arugula and pearl couscous salad, are high on protein and loaded with flavor. Plus, those velvety rich scallops are a good source of tryptophan, another serotonin booster.
Eggs are often referred to as the perfect food. They contain high quality proteins and are known for their perfect amino acid profile. I buy farm-raised, free range, organic eggs ONLY. Fixed Foods in Austin shared their recipe for Tortilla Española (Spanish Omelet) that’s quite good, and includes zucchini, bacon and a delectable Romesco sauce…
You can make this Chopped Salmon Salad recipe from Zinc Bistro your own in so many ways. Salmon and most fish are loaded with healthy amino acids like tryptophan which boosts serotonin levels. So, you can use the fish of your choice, quinoa instead of couscous if you like, and pumpkin seeds (also loaded with tryptophan) instead of corn. Have fun with it!
I order this Texas Shrimp and Tomato Salad every time I’m at Nosh…it is delish! Added benefits – the shrimp are loaded with tryptophan, which boosts serotonin levels. And, the dish’s creator, Chef Luca Della Casa, was first-runner up on the most recent season of Food Network Star! 🙂