These salmon cakes are adorable on their own, but the sweet-savory blueberry sauce is what puts this weeknight-worthy meal over the top, so to speak. And in this age of rising food costs, it’s heartening to know that budget-friendly dishes like this one can be both nutritious and delicious. Consider serving with a side of roasted sweet potato or whole grain rice.
Salmon contains high amounts of anti-inflammatory brain-benefitting omega-3 fatty acids, while blueberries are small-but-mighty powerhouses of anthocyanins, potent antioxidants that a recent study in the journal <Neurology> found can help stave off cognitive decline. Beets are a source of nitrates, which can be converted to nitric oxide in the body to improve oxygen and nutrient-rich blood flow to important areas, including the brain, that may improve mental performance.