Brain-boosting recipes

Packed with nutrients to help you feel more focused, refreshed and alert, Good Food's brain-boosting recipes will give your grey matter some TLC.

428 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

For an easy side dish to complement a spring roast, just cook this recipe without the salmon

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
161 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Ever-versatile salmon is as popular on our shopping lists as chicken. Make the most of it with this impressive recipe

15 mins
Easy
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66 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Heart-healthy salmon tops this simple one-pot which will help towards your five-a-day

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A low-fat lunch that's high in omega 3. You could use any oily fish if you don't have sardines

10 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Storecupboard canned fish is a convenient source of omega-3 oils. Serve with wholewheat pasta, tomatoes, olives, onions and chilli

30 mins
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These peppery paprika lamb skewers are barbecue friendly. Serve with a vegetable couscous flavoured with mint and coriander

40 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Simple and delicious, this low-fat curry is full of good-for-you ingredients, including lean lamb, prebiotic onions and fibre-rich lentils

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
9 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Full of warming and nourishing ingredients, this creamy breakfast bowl can be ready in just 10 minutes

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This side dish can be part-cooked in the kitchen, then quickly tossed together in a wok over the coals on the barbie

25 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Perfect for the barbecue - but don't let that stop you using the oven if the typical English weather arrives - use whichever fish you prefer

26 mins
Easy
118 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

For a great night in, whip up this warming meal, serve with a bit of naan and get comfy on the sofa

35 mins
Easy
Vegan
26 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Try a spicy twist with your chicken - this dish works well hot or cold - it's also a good source of iron

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
11 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This is called Kashmiri tamatari ghosht and is a traditional favourite, especially served with Indian bread and basmati rice

2 hrs and 15 mins
More effort
10 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A brunch-friendly oat and fruit bowl with yogurt and crunchy seeds - pack in 2 of your 5-a-day in the morning

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Soaking oats and seeds overnight makes them easily digestible. Add in the fruit and you've got a nutritious start to the day with the right kind of fats, fibre, vitamins and minerals

5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

A healthy, gluten-free dinner or lunch, perfect for using up leftover roast chicken. Make it veggie by swapping the meat for a handful of pumpkin seeds.

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
57 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of the berry season with a glass of fruity goodness

5 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These wholesome, gluten-free beetroot and apple bites are coated with sesame seeds and baked, then served with a creamy avocado dip

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Add a splash of vibrant colour to a midweek meal with this unusual side salad

5 mins
Easy
Vegan
7 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A rustic, healthy accompaniment to serve alongside main courses like sausages, roast chicken or lamb

25 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A delicious nutty side dish to complement your Christmas meal

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
17 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A nice and spicy partner to pre-dinner drinks. Great with some toasted pitta for dipping

12 mins
Easy
Vegan
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

John Torode's bitter leaf salad and vinaigrette are a good foil to a creamy tart or rich ham

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This healthy vegetarian pasta dish just needs to be thrown together and it's ready in a flash

17 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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