Easy Chicken, Bean and Spinach Enchilada Casserole
Every delicious bite of this easy-to-prepare enchilada casserole includes just 6 simple ingredients that are key brain-healthy nutrients. Layers of enchilada sauce, whole grain corn tortillas, diced chicken, tender pinto beans, baby spinach, and a sprinkling of cheese come together quickly in this gooey, comforting casserole. And the nutrition profile is top notch. Chicken is one of the best sources of vitamin B3 (also known as niacin), which plays an important role in cognition and attention, and spinach (I use convenient, pre-washed baby spinach) is packed with lutein, an antioxidant essential for brain and eye health.
If you’re cooking for two, freeze leftovers for later. If you’re feeding a crowd, devour the whole thing. Either way, when you serve it, be sure to set out an array of colorful and nourishing toppings—avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, plain Greek yogurt, sliced black olives—and let everyone pick and choose from among their favorites. Kids may find this build-your-own activity especially appealing.