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!
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