Food + Mood—A Mental Health Series with Dr. Joseph Feuerstein, M.D. and Chef Daniel Green — an MD that prescribes only food (that’s right, no medicine) and a chef that makes the prescription delicious. In this series, we dig into top mental health conditions and how food can be used to help treat them. “Dr. Joe” is the Director of Integrative Medicine at Stamford Health, CT; and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Columbia University. A medical doctor specializing in family medicine, he completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine, where he trained directly under the world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil. Daniel Green is an internationally known chef, television host, and award-winning author, and is a healthy eating expert and well-known television celebrity cook in England, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, and the United States. Together, they share what foods work and why for specific conditions—and how to make that food prescription delicious.

Tofu Guacamole

The fat from avocados is low in saturated fat but I have lightened it up adding tofu and the result is delicious. People are often afraid of tofu as it is often only used with over powering sauces like teriyaki.

Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 15 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Handful chopped fresh cilantro/coriander
  • 8 oz. tofu
  • 1 small red birds eye chili
  • 4 spring onions chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place all the ingredients except the spring onions into a food processor and blend too a chunky dip rather than a puree
  2. Now add the spring onions and mix in well.

Serve as a dip or on toasted slices of bread as a canapé.

This recipe is part of Food + Mood—A Mental Health Series with Dr. Joseph Feuerstein, M.D. and Chef Daniel Green. To read Food + Mood: A Natural Approach to Treating Depression, click here. For a full list of recipes designed to beat depression, click here.

This recipes and more like it can be found in Chef Daniel’s new cookbook: The Gotham Steel Skinny Cookbook.

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Last Updated: Feb 10, 2020