Credit: Recipe and image by Kim Close, a trained chef, recipe developer and nutritional therapist. This recipe feature in Food for the Brain's new recipe app, Upgrade Your Brain CookApp - a large library of brain-friendly recipes that will be added to each week, which is due to launch in June. Kim is one of the Food for the Brain team members working on the App.

Serves 4


  • 500g minced turkey
  • 400g canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 200g canned sweet corn, drained
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 large handfuls of baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 400g canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp milled flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh coriander, chopped, for garnish
  • 200ml stock – veggie or chicken


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook until softened.
  2. Add the minced turkey to the pot and sautee until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  3. Stir in the chili powder and cumin and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, black beans, sweetcorn, and water or chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to a simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  6. Stir in the milled flaxseed.
  7. Serve the chili garnished with fresh coriander.

About the Upgrade Your Brain CookApp

How do you choose the right delicious food, recipes and menus for your brain (and body)? The Upgrade Your Brain CookApp is going to help you eat your way to better brain health.

It will give you delicious, easy to access recipes that are:

  • GL[glycaemic load]-friendly to help stabilise your blood sugar and help you lose weight
  • Brain fat-friendly to ensure your brain is getting the right fuel
  • B-vitamin-friendly to support methylation, energy and homocysteine levels
  • Antioxidant-friendly to neutralise the reactive oxidants that damage our brain and body

There will be a wide selection of breakfasts, main meals, soups, salads, snacks and desserts.

Want to be one of the first to get access to this amazing collection of recipes that will be added to every single week? If so, sign up now for just £30 a year!


How the app preorder works:

Your year will run from the date it launches (June) – and you’ll receive 3 months free at the end of this date for helping fund this vital CookApp to put Food for the Brain’s principles into action.

Food for the Brain need 200 ‘angels’ to do this, to fund and complete the development.

The goal is to get this in your hands and the recipes on your plate in the next few months – so you shouldn’t have to wait long.

Discover more healthy and delicious recipes here.