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Recently, I’ve gotten a LOT of requests for tips on what to eat and drink for healthy, glowing skin.

Well today, I want to share a list of delicious, wholesome snacks I recommend ALL my clients eat…

Snacks I enjoy myself as often as possible.

And the best part is, these snacks deliver excellent nourishment without blowing your daily calorie count.

So here they are, my Top 10 Skin-Healthy Snacks Under 150 Calories:

  • 20 almonds (140 cal)Raw, unsalted almonds are best… but if they’re just too plain for you, look for lightly flavored varieties such as BBQ or coconut to make snacking a little easier.
  • 2 cups fresh spinach with 2 tsp olive oil and 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (95 cal)Use unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with the “mother” to get the most out of this mini-salad. (The “mother” is a network of enzymes, proteins, and good bacteria that floats in natural ACV. These nutrients will help balance skin, and may even reduce breakouts.)
  • 1 small apple, sliced with 1 Tbsp natural peanut or almond butter (148 cal)Even better: Rub the remainder of the apple over your face and neck and leave it for 10 minutes before rinsing with cool water. The malic acid will act as a light “peel” to freshen your complexion.
  • 1/2 small avocado (130 cal)This is another one that makes a great mask, so feel free to mash up the other half and smooth it over skin for an excellent hydrating effect. My wife Kendhal even likes to use avocado as a moisturizing hair mask.
  • 1 single-serving cup of nonfat Greek yogurt with 1/4 cup blueberries (120 cal)You can add in a little bit of stevia or a drizzle of raw honey to make this even sweeter, without creating an inflammatory insulin response.
  • 16 oz iced green tea with 2 tsp honey (64 cal)I also like to add a little ginger to my iced tea sometimes. It gives it a nice kick, AND increases blood flow to the skin to enhance oxygenation and radiance.
  • 1 medium green or yellow pepper with 1/4 cup hummus (100 cal)If you’re addicted to chips and dip, this is a snack that gives the same satisfaction, AND adds lots of healthy vitamins and minerals that boost skin’s most important functions, like collagen production.
  • 10 oz unsweetened almond milk, heated with pure vanilla extract and a pinch cinnamon (60 cal)This is one of my favorite bedtime treats. It’s comforting, relaxing, and rich in healthy antioxidants to protect skin for the long-haul.
  • 1/2 cup shelled edamame (120 cal)If you’ve never tried edamame (soybeans) before, I highly recommend it! It’s inexpensive, and you can buy a bag frozen and pre-shelled for a quick, protein-rich snack anytime.
  • 6 dates (120 cal)Dates also make a great sweetener for smoothies, to replace unhealthy sugars or artificial substitutes.

Try picking one of these snacks each day for your mid-morning snack, and another for your afternoon snack.

I know they’ll help you look AND feel your best!

Your Beverly Hills MD,

Dr. John Layke

P.S. Did I leave out YOUR favorite low-cal, skin-healthy snack? Write to me and let me know what YOU love to eat for a youthful, radiant complexion. Comment below… You might find your suggestion in a future post!

About the Author

Dr. John Layke

Dr. John Layke grew up in Milwaukee, WI, where he knew from a young age that he wanted to practice medicine. After completing his undergraduate degree at Marquette University, Dr. Layke went on to attend medical school at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and trained in general surgery at the University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals in Chicago.