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Healthy Veggie Chili - Better Brain Health

Dr. Amen’s Top Recipes for Better Brain Health

Hold the beef the next time you make this yummy comfort food. Replacing meat with beans helps protect your brain’s thinking ability. Beans are high-protein powerhouses that contain nutritional compounds that strengthen your immune system, kill cancer cells and give your brain cells a youthful boost. This recipe is also filled with lots of brain-healthy vegetables, including celery, which may help cool off destructive inflammation in the brain’s memory center.

Ingredients: ⅛ tbsp coconut oil ¼ cup black beans ¼ cup chopped celery ¼ cup vegetable broth ⅛ tsp whole cumin seed ⅛ tbsp dried ground oregano ⅛ cup raw chopped onions ⅛ jalapeno pepper ¼ tsp salt ⅔ clove garlic ⅛ tsp chili powder ½ cup tomatoes ½ cup eggplant ½ cup red bell pepper ¼ cup kidney beans ½ cup zucchini ½ tbsp diced green chilies


1. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat for about 1 minute. Add bell pepper and celery, sauté for about 2 minutes.

2. Add garlic, jalapeño, chili powder, chilis, oregano, cumin seed, salt and tomatoes. 

3. Add broth.

4. Add beans.Stir thoroughly and heat through on low-medium, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.


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