My family and I have completely fallen in love with this dish from Ambitious Kitchen. I mean, just look at it!
The colors, the taste, the variety, and the textures. Oh my. And there’s no meat. The quinoa, peanut butter, and cashews provide the protein.
I’ve made it twice as the only thing for dinner and no one complained.
Even my 91 year old dad who thinks that I make “weird food” and that we eat too many vegetables (??) had seconds.
You must try it.
And feel free to add more veggies, substitute brown rice for the quinoa, whatever. You could even add meat. Just keep the soul of the dish.
Are you starting to wonder if this has turned into a food blog?
Don’t worry. ADD Moms is still about women with ADHD.
But one of the best and coolest things that you can do for your ADHD is to eat healthy foods, like this Thai Quinoa Salad.
(Hint: I’ve got an ebook coming out on this very topic soon.)
Here’s the quick rundown:
- Lean protein at each meal
- Lots of water
- Plenty of fruits and veggies – the more colorful, the better
- Gluten free, if you can
- Dairy free, if you can (I can’t)
- No artificial anything (do your best)
- No fast food
- No processed food
Your brain needs healthy nutrients in order to function at it’s best. And your brain and your body need plenty of water in order to function at their best. Make a habit of drinking water throughout the day. If you wait until you feel thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.
And make sure that every Diet Coke (or other caffeinated beverage) is followed by a glass of water.
You might want to try some of the infused waters that are showing up everywhere.
Today I made a pitcher of water with blackberries and basil in it. I added them to a pitcher along with some ice and used a wooden spoon to sort of bruise the berries and basil to bring out their flavor. I then added water and put it in the fridge. It definitely benefits from “aging” it a little bit. If you let it sit about 8 hours, you can really taste the flavors.
No calories, no artificial anything, and it tastes great!
What can you do tomorrow to make your diet a bit healthier and your ADHD a little better?