Brain-Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish

What are you thankful for? Last year, a poll conducted by Harris Interactive reported five in six Americans say they are thankful for the health of their families.

This Thanksgiving, we challenge you to feed your family a healthful side dish your loved ones will enjoy. Not only is this recipe just 140 calories per serving, it’s enhanced with DHA omega-3 to support your family’s brain health.

Zucchini Torte is a recipe created by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. and author of Eat Your Way to Happiness.


  • 1 slice whole wheat bread, dried
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup egg substitute (equivalent of two eggs)
  • ½ cup Horizon Organic Fat-Free Milk plus DHA Omega-3
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped, fresh basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into ¼-inch thick rounds
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit. Break bread into several pieces and blend in blender to make crumbs. Place crumbs in a small bowl. Stir in cheese and set aside. In a medium bowl, whip egg substitute with whisk until frothy. Stir in Horizon Organic Fat-Free Milk plus DHA Omega-3, salt, pepper, basil, and oregano; set aside. In a nonstick skillet, melt butter. Add zucchini and sauté over medium heat until tender, about seven minutes, stirring frequently. Arrange sautéed zucchini in an ungreased 10-inch quiche pan or 9-inch piepan. Sprinkle onion and parsley over zucchini, then pour in egg mixture and sprinkle crumb mixture over the top. Add sliced tomato and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon basil. Bake in preheated oven about 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middles comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes, then slice into four wedges. Makes four servings.

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