From breakfast options to dessert treats, eat your way to clear and glowing skin with these healthy meals.
17 Healthy Meals For Naturally Clear and Glowing Skin
1. Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
This smoky Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili is going to rock your world! Honestly, it’s the best vegetarian chili to ever grace my kitchen. 100% a game changer. RECIPE: https://t.co/IBe1JE3sbq pic.twitter.com/CmRA54gV6Q
— Gaby Dalkin (@WhatsGabyCookin) September 28, 2018
Give your chili the vegetarian, gluten-free treatment with this non-traditional zinger. Sub your beef with sweet potatoes, black beans, and lots of spice. Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin C which can smoothen the appearance of wrinkles. The black beans are high in folic acid which helps protect skin from damaging UV rays.
2. Nicoise Salad with Charred Fish
This Summer Nicoise Salad Recipe can be made with grilled salmon, tuna or white fish with baby potatoes, olives, roasted peppers, french beans & mustard seed dressing. https://t.co/qM4aBrC9QP via @feastingathome
— Robert Spiced (@DhumidifierGuru) December 3, 2018
Have your fill of Mediterranean flavors with this hearty salad! The Nicoise Salad with Charred Fish features beans, capers, olives, and red bell pepper. Incorporate more Mediterranean staples in your healthy meals. Studies show that a Mediterranean diet is high in antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3. These nutrients help prevent your skin acne from flaring up. Plus, they’ll provide a healthy glow fit for a goddess.
3. Dark Chocolate and Maca Fruit Bites
Dark Chocolate Maca Fruit Bites https://t.co/ivUgyOz8DZ
— Robert Spiced (@DhumidifierGuru) December 4, 2018
This Mediterranean diet is high in antioxidants, fiber, and Omega-3 are a sweet treat that’s filling and good for your skin. Dark chocolate is rich in zinc so you can prevent a number of skin problems associated with zinc deficiency. Maca, a Peruvian root, has many health benefits, one of which is preventing UV-induced skin damage.
4. Roasted Eggplant, Garlic, and Red Pepper Spread
Simple and tasty, this delicious spread features three ingredients which are certified food for the skin. Eggplant contains nasunin, an antioxidant which protects cell membranes from damage. Garlic is a natural remedy for a variety of skin diseases and dandruff. Red pepper, which gives this spread its popping red color, slows the effects of skin aging with its high concentrations of vitamin C.
5. Quinoa Cereal with Almonds and Berries
Switch up your breakfast oatmeal or cereal with some quinoa cereal. You’ll get an extra dose of protein in the morning. Quinoa is a great source of selenium, which improves skin elasticity. Throw in some berries and you’ll get some antioxidants to power up your meal. Almonds are rich in vitamin E, which promotes healthy skin that’s smooth and hydrated.
6. Sauteed Spinach With Honey, Figs, and Garlic
A sweet and savory side dish, this garlicky spinach is a great mix of flavors and textures. One of its main ingredients is figs, which contain antioxidant flavonoids. Giving this dish its sweet flavor is honey. This stick sweet treat is also rich in antioxidants in the form of phenolic compounds.
7. Zucchini Chickpea Burger
Try this vegetarian burger, made up of quinoa, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, and grated zucchini. The Zucchini Chickpea Burger is high in vitamin E, which nips skin acne right in the bud. Zucchini is also a great source of vitamin C, a nutrient which helps heal damaged skin.
8. Baked Lemon Herb Salmon
Healthy, easy meals are better prepared baked instead of fried. The grease from fried food can seep its way into our pores and increase the amount of oil on our face. Best to nix oil if you want to prepare quick, healthy meals like this Lemon Herb Salmon. This low-grease baked recipe is rich in omega-3 which can regulate oil production. Plus, it boosts skin hydration and prevents acne from forming.
9. Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup
The Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup features two veggies which are potent food for the skin. The star ingredients are also responsible for giving this soup its rich hue. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which is a skin antioxidant. Cook your tomatoes and you’ll increase its lycopene concentration. Red peppers are chock full of vitamin C, which can delay skin aging and brighten your complexion. You’ll get a healthy dose of this skincare nutrient with every serving.
10. Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles
Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles are a heavenly dessert that’s great food for the skin. Avocados are the real star in this sweet treat. This creamy green fruit has high levels of vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid. B vitamins, including vitamin B5, can decrease oil production on your face.
11. Spinach and Pumpkin Seed Energy Balls
Spinach and Pumpkin Seed Energy Balls are a healthier alternative to high-priced pre-packed energy bars. These homemade little bites have pumpkin seeds, mixed nuts, spinach, dates, and cocoa. The nuts are full of antioxidant flavonoids while spinach has high levels of folate, a vitamin which can guard skin against skin cancer.
12. Kale Pomegranate Salad with Seeds and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
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— The Anil Group (@theanilgroup) August 17, 2018
Salads are simple healthy meals where you can toss in a load of nutritious ingredients. This light salad is a healthy mix of avocado, quinoa, kale, pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, and pecans. High in antioxidants and vitamin K, this delicious salad can help slow down skin aging.
13. Red Grape Chicken Salad Wrap
Easy to prepare with no-fuss ingredients, this delicious no-cook wrap is a complete meal by itself. The red grapes give this dish its sweet, refreshing flavor. Grapes are rich in anthocyanin, an antioxidant which helps maintain good blood circulation. It also strengthens collagen, the basis of the skin’s structure.
14. Almond Crusted Chicken with Raspberry Sauce
Sometimes, healthy meals are all about finding healthier alternatives. Like crushed nuts replacing breading for an Almond Crusted Chicken! Crushed nuts are a gluten-free option to coat your chicken and create a crispy crust. The almond crust is a good source of vitamin E to help protect skin from sun damage. The raspberry sauce has high amounts of polyphenols that fight cell damage from free radicals.
15. Chocolate, Pomegranate, and Ginger Bark
Chocolate, Pomegranate, and Ginger Bark is a simple dessert that’s tart, sweet, and spicy. Pomegranate seeds and chocolate are rich in polyphenols. These are antioxidants which reverse skin damage caused by UV rays. Go for dark chocolate which cacao content that’s above 70% for higher antioxidant benefits. This is a knockout dessert that’s good for you!
16. Blueberry-Walnut Smoothie
Blueberries are one of nature’s most potent antioxidant-packed fruits. You’ll want to load up on these super berries to fight cell damage from free radicals. For this Blueberry-Walnut Smoothie recipe, you’ll need walnuts to whip up some homemade walnut milk. If you can’t make walnut milk, you can choose your favorite milk variety. Walnuts, though, contain a healthy dose of magnesium, which supports healthy blood circulation. You can get that healthy flush on your cheeks from a handful of walnuts.
17. Superfood Green Smoothie
This green smoothie contains superfoods kale, raspberry, apple, and goji berry. It’s a healthy and nutritious way to start your day, plus it promotes healthy skin from within. Kale is a leafy green which contains high levels of vitamin K. This essential vitamin helps suppress inflammation which can result in wrinkles and acne. Goji berries, apples, and raspberries are rich in antioxidants which can help prevent skin aging due to sun damage. These tangy and sweet fruits are a great flavorful mix for this superfood green smoothie. Just add some milk, a handful of ice cubes, blend everything, and it’s good to go!
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Skincare products can only take you so far in helping you achieve clear and glowing skin. Healthy meals loaded with vitamins and nutrients good for your skin can nourish it from the inside out. That natural healthy glow starts from within so get prepping in the kitchen!
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