Brain Fuel

Recipes to Make Your Brain Work Better

    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

Publisher Description

Eat Smarter.

Your brain is like a plant; it needs good nutrition and water to thrive! The Brain Fuel Cookbook explores the connection between what you eat and how your brain performs.

This cookbook teaches you the basics of ingredient shopping and food preparation. The recipes begin with the most simple to prepare and end with the most time intensive lasagna recipe. Work your way through the easy to follow recipes specifically designed to nourish your brain and you will be a competent chef when you are done. All recipes have been tested and re-tested to ensure that even the first time cook will be able to prepare them. Each recipe contains a picture of the finished product, pop-up tips on how to choose the best ingredients, and easy to follow step-by-step directions.

If you learn by doing, this is your book. The explanations are from a layperson’s perspective using animation, graphics, and simple, to-the-point text. After reading this book, you’ll have the information you need to make brain-friendly changes to your everyday diet as well as to create your own brain-healthy recipes.

Note: All Brain Fuel recipes are naturally gluten-free without any ingredient replacement, except for the Cinnamon Rollers and Flip-Its. Those two recipes can be gluten-free if you use gluten-free tortillas.

Cookbooks, Food & Wine
October 20
Legal-Graphics, Inc.
Legal-Graphics, Inc.

Customer Reviews

RTobey ,

A cancer survivor's secrets to brain health

Passionately researched and written, "Brain Fuel" is a cancer survivor's recognition and contribution that food affects not just our overall health, but our cognition in everyday life and in times of challenge. This book is more than just a book. It is an elegant multimedia presentation on food and nutrition and it is a great example of what can be done when harnessing the capabilities of the new app based book medium on the IOS platform.

OKC Foodie ,


I am a foodie. I take food seriously whether I am preparing it or simply enjoying it.

Perhaps I am a bit bias since I have known Sam Anderson for a number of years, however I feel confident in saying if you are a foodie, like me, and desire to fuel your body and BRAIN with healthy options this book is for you.

There are a number of recipes in the book I really like. I must say Sam's Turkey Chili is my favorite (and easy to make). The Lasagna is really good too. I have sampled almost everything in the book and assure you there is something for everyone.

One thing those who have not read the Brain Fuel Cookbook need to understand is it not just a recipe book. It is also an educational book that looks at foods that nourish the brain. Sam has spent a number of years perfecting recipes and researching brain function as it relates to nutrition. She has done the hard part to make it easy for us - get your copy and enjoy eating your way to good brain health!

macaddiict ,

Fantastic recipes & instructions - LOVE IT

I have tried to eat healthier for years, but as it turns out I just don’t like being hungry! I go through cycles of eating really “healthy” for a few months, but then I can’t handle being so hungry and unsatisfied all the time, so I go back to eating whatever sounds good.

This book showed me why those “healthy” recipes were leaving me hungry and unsatisfied. It explained in simple terms how to cook foods that fuel me in a steady way (rather than just a short term boost that fizzles out quickly).

A lot of the healthy cookbooks I have downloaded in the past seemed unrealistic — in other words, I couldn’t imagine making the recipes more than once. These recipes are laid out in a smart way and are easy to cook from right off your iPad in the kitchen. I have cooked almost all the recipes in this book and haven’t found any I didn’t enjoy. The amount of food you get to eat for the calories is fantastic. NOTE: I did find that it was helpful to set your iPad not to auto lock (in the general settings app - so the screen stays on while you cook).

I decided to do a week long test of eating mostly the food from this book and truly noticed a big change in my attitude, overall energy throughout the day, and–most shocking to me–a true lack of hunger. I finally feel like I know how to eat!

I can’t go on enough about how much this has changed my life. I am recommending it to everyone I know!

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