Winter is here! that, unfortunately, means dry, dull skin for many. However, with the season change, an abundance of fresh and delicious food becomes available that can help you keep your skin, plump, hydrated, and full of life. Keep reading for our breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recommendations to fuel your body and support good skin health.
Avocado on Toast with Lime
Avocados are readily available all year long which makes them the perfect breakfast option. This fruit is rich, creamy, delicious, and are packed full of good fats for plump and hydrated skin along with vitamin E and C that can help product your skin from sun damage. Limes are also in season during Winter, often underestimated limes contain flavonoids which support, strengthen and boost the collagen within your skin.
- Half a Lime
- x2 Slices of wholemeal bread or sourdough
- Half an avocado
- Salt & pepper
- Optional - Coriander
- Place toast into toaster or grill in a pan on the stove.
- While bread is toasting, in a small bowl mash avocado, lime juice, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
- Place toast onto a plate and spread the avocado mix on either side evenly.
- Sprinkle with coriander and enjoy!
Kale is another seasonal favourite, this powerful green is a superfood to say to least, full of antioxidants and vitamins K, C, A, and B. Increase collagen production, reduce dark circles, pores, and much more. Kale is essential to your Winter shopping cart if you ask us!
- 2 cups of kale finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup shredded carrot
- 1/2 cup shredded cucumber
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 30g of Halloumi cheese chopped into cubes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt & pepper
- Warm a nonstick pan on the stove to medium heat.
- Place halloumi into the pan and cook until golden brown.
- Mix olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and salt and pepper together.
- Add kale, carrot, cucumber, and tomatoes into a bowl and mix, add in cooked halloumi and dressing and mix until coated.
- Enjoy on its own or accompanied by fish, chicken, or meat.
Salmon & Sweet potato chips
Sweet potato is another vegetable rich in vitamins C and E, not only will it boost your collagen but will also help keep you fuller for longer and is a great healthy alternative to regular potato. Salmon is full of omega 3- fatty acids which are known for reducing inflammation and stress in the skin. This can also be great for hair growth!
- One whole sweet potato
- Fillet of salmon (skin on)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Thyme leaves
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees fan-forced.
- Peel whole sweet potato and slice into thin "chips"
- Place them onto a baking tray and drizzle in 1 tbsp of olive oil, sprinkle thyme leaves, and salt.
- Mix all together making sure each chip is covered evenly, spread out onto the tray, and put in the oven.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden and crispy.
- While chips are in the oven, warm a pan on the stove to medium heat and place the remaining olive oil in.
- Lay fillet of salmon skin down and cook until crisp on the skin side, approximately 5 minutes, flip to the other side and leave for 3 minutes, the fish will be firm once cooked.
- Remove chips from the oven and salmon from the stove and serve, add another sprinkle of salt if needed.
- Enjoy your healthy and delicious fish and chips!
Banana and Nut Butter
Packed with Potassium bananas are a great daily addition to your Winter snacks. Potassium can help to keep your skin hydrated, moisturised and keep dry skin at bay! Add a little peanut or almond butter for a source of protein and good fats, these beauties will keep your skin glowing all winter long!
- 1 whole banana
- 1 tbsp nut butter
- Slice banana and lay flat on a plate
- Spread nut butter onto each piece of banana evenly