Written by optometrist Sandra Young, OD, Visionary Kitchen is a cookbook with beautiful photography that will inspire you and your family to eat better for eye health. You can order a copy of Visionary Kitchen on Amazon or at VisionaryKitchen.com.

The book contains more than 150 easy, delicious recipes that include ingredients containing luteinomega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc and other nutrients thought to promote eye health and good vision. The recipes list the amounts of eye-healthy nutrients in each serving.

The recipes are low-glycemic and include gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and dairy-free options.

Especially interesting is the section on snacks: It includes several great recipes for energy bites that you can eat when your tummy’s growling and lunchtime is still a couple hours away. Plus, the mushroom lentil pate and the salmon black bean mash make excellent spreads for party appetizers.

Other great ideas are herb and spice blends you can make yourself, healthful smoothie drinks and creative breakfast recipes, such as broccoli-quinoa mini-quiches and omega-3 pancakes. — L.S.

Please click here for more eye-healthy recipes also created by optometrists.

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