Good Food, Good Mood - Tamara Green, Sarah Grossman


Can what you eat actually affect your mood? The short answer is YES. Discover how to eat to reduce stress, boost energy, help focus, instill calm, and improve sleep. In Good Food, Good Mood, you'll learn that by eating better you can feel better too.

There are many pieces to the mental wellness puzzle, and in their second cookbook, certified nutritionists Tamara Green and Sarah Grossman focus on one element that you can control: food. By taking you through the latest science, in clear, digestible bites, they provide key takeaways that you can implement into your daily life to help you support your mood through food. Inside, you’ll discover how to:

  • Understand the Basics: Learn how to make better food choices that will support your mental health—without completely cutting out sweets or grasping for other “quick-fix” solutions.
  • Empower Yourself: At a glance, each recipe identifies the mood and nutrient benefits you may experience with that specific dish, including balancing blood sugar, providing protein, delivering healthy fats, supplying fiber, and more.
  • Take Action: Apply this knowledge to your daily meal planning with over 100 recipes spanning Breakfasts, Snacks, Mains, Sides, Desserts, and Drinks.
  • Eat for Your Mood: Depending on your needs, snack on Easy Seedy Flax Crackers to help balance blood sugar and enhance focus; enjoy Ribboned Carrot Slaw with Miso Sesame Vinaigrette to help ease anxiety by supporting gut health; and feast on Crispy Turmeric Chicken Thighs for a protein-rich meal to create feel-good neurotransmitters.

With mental health at the forefront of so many people’s minds, exploring the relationship between brain and gut health has never been more important. With Good Food, Good Mood as your guide, you’ll gain the confidence and knowledge needed to make the best choices for your mental well-being—and overall health—today and long into the future.