Wednesday, November 18, 2015

5 Foods to Eat or smooth on. plus tips for buying healthy bread

On this weeks episode we talk about healthy  foods that you can eat as well as smooth on your skin. Use these foods  as a skin smoothing beauty  treatment.The beauty advisor also gives you tips for buying healthy bread. Plus a 5 min. low- carb bread recipe that you can make in your microwave. All recipes in this episodes are posted below. 

Whisk 1 egg in a small bowl. A bowl about 4 inches in diameter at the bottom will be ideal for this recipe.
Add all other ingredient mix well
Microwave for about 60-80 seconds loosen with knife
let cool and then cut into bun halves
Add favorite sandwich or burger toppings and enjoy!

Microwave Omega-3 Flax "Bread"
  1. Whisk 1 egg in a small bowl. A bowl about 4 inches in diameter at the bottom will be ideal for this recipe.
  2. Add in 2 tsp of olive oil, plus a dash of salt and a dash of garlic powder (optional).
  3. Add 4 Tbsp ground flaxseed meal and mix until well-combined.
  4. Microwave for approximately 60 seconds. For lower-wattage microwaves, add 10-20 seconds.
  5. Carefully remove the bowl from microwave (it will be hot) and use a butter knife to loosen the "bread." Flip the bowl upside down onto a plate to transfer the bread.
  6. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes before cutting through the middle with a serrated knife to create two "bun" halves.
  7. Now add your favorite sandwich or burger fillings. I loved this with my salmon burger... Topped with plenty of diced onions and hot sauce!

This recipe is a great way to trick your taste-buds into thinking you've indulged... while nourishing your body AND your skin.

Give it a try... and let me know how you like it!

Bread-Buying Tips

Go with the whole grain. Choose breads that list "whole" grain as the first ingredient, such as whole wheat, white whole wheat, or whole oats. "Wheat bread" or "multi-grain" is not necessarily a whole-grain product.
Downsize. Trim portions and get more fiber with whole-grain English muffins, bagel thins, or sandwich thins. Also try 2-ounce sandwich and hamburger buns.
Don't shop by color. Many whole-grain breads are darker than white bread, but food manufacturers may add molasses and food coloring to give their refined bread products a darker hue. Always check the ingredient label.
Bulk up. Choose whole-grain bread products with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving

Healthy Foods to eat, drink or smooth on!


Strawberries have more anti-aging vitamin C per serving than oranges or grapefruit.

Sip it or smooth it on

In a food processor or blender, combine 1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries (or a mix of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries—they’re all antioxidant stars). Stir together blended berries, 1 cup vanilla or plain yogurt, and 1 1/2 tablespoons honey (a great moisturizer) in an 8-ounce glass. Enjoy smoothie, setting aside enough to coat your face.

Apply remaining smoothie to your face over a sink (it’s a little drippy at first, but a smooth layer will stay put), and leave it on for about 8 minutes before rinsing off.

Olive oil

The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of olive oil don’t just benefit you on the inside—they soften your skin, too.

Eat it or wear it

At dinner, drizzle a few tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil into a small bowl, and dip whole-grain bread in it to improve your skin from the inside out.

Dab a pea-size amount of extra-virgin olive oil on lips to hydrate a parched pucker; or use it on rough patches (think elbows and heels), as needed.

Green tea

Curling up to a cup of green tea does a lot more than relax you. Green tea is filled with inflammation-fighting antioxidants,  

Drink it or press it on

Sip at least three big mugs of green tea every day for an antioxidant boost, says Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD, founding director of the Weight Management Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Chill damp tea bags in the fridge and put on eyes for 10–15 minutes. Green tea contains tannins, which act as an astringent when applied to skin and can help reduce puffiness,


Pumpkin’s orange hue is from carotenoids, wrinkle-fighting plant pigments that help neutralize free radicals in the skin, keeping them from damaging the cells that fast-forward aging.

Eat it or smooth it on

In a food processor or blender, combine 2 cups canned pumpkin, 4 tablespoons low-fat vanilla yogurt, 4 tablespoons honey, and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Coat face; leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse. “It’s good for hydrating and softening skin,

Make a sweeter pudding by adding these ingredients to the recipe above: 2 tablespoons 1/3-less-fat cream cheese and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.


“Pomegranates are one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits,

Eat it or scrub it on

Cut off pomegranate crown, and score rind in sections, without cutting all the way through. Place in a bowl of water for 5–10 minutes. Break rind away from seeds, which will sink; strain seeds. In a food processor, combine 2 tablespoons seeds and 1 cup uncooked oatmeal. Transfer to bowl; stir in 2 tablespoons honey (an antiseptic) and 2 tablespoons buttermilk. Apply to face for a few minutes, then rinse. For rough patches (like elbows), add 3/4 cup turbinado sugar.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Deanna,
    These are awesome tips! I eat all of these foods and now I will use them for even more healthy purposes! Thank you for celebrating good food and fun with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party! I hope your holiday season was happy one! Thank you for sharing your delectable gems and for all of your support! Wishing you a very Healthy, Happy 2016! All the best, Deborah


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