Shorter days got you feeling down? Add more walnuts to your diet. The omega-3 fatty acids in these nuts have been shown to reduce blue moods by 50 percent. For a sweet way to get the benefits, try these cookies from the FIRST test kitchen. They also feature cocoa, which contains polyphenols that curb the body's output of two stress-inducing hormones. Simply mix 1 package of double-chocolate-chunk cookie mix, 1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt, 1 large egg and 2 Tbs. of water. Drop batter onto a greased cookie sheet and press half a walnut into each. Bake for 10 minutes according to the directions on the cookie mix package, then drizzle with a mixture of equal parts maple syrup and unsweetened cocoa powder.
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