Skin Loving Christmas Spread For You

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Christmas is almost here! Preparations are in full swing for the yummiest Christmas fare for your family and friends. What we eat is what we are- so while you plan on making that lavish Christmas dinner special, why not give it a skin friendly twist too! Here are three great recipes that are sure to wow all – giving them glowing skin all through the holiday season!

1. Quick Chick Pot Pie: This super chicken potpie recipe guarantees a finger-licked clean pot at the end of dinner.

Ingredients:

2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
2 cups of thinly sliced par-boiled carrots, broccoli and sweet potatoes
1 cup green peas and corn
1 cup creamed of chicken
2 cups of chicken broth4 to 5 pods of sliced garlic
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 cups instant biscuit mix
1-cup milk
4 tablespoons olive oil

Directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a casserole with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Place the chicken, par-boiled and sliced vegetables, sliced garlic and eggs in layers. Mix in the chicken broth and cream of chicken and pour it over the layers. Season it with salt and pepper.  Next stir together the biscuit mix and milk, and pour over the casserole. Drizzle the rest of the olive oil over the topping. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes until the topping in golden brown.

Skin Health value: This potpie is power packed with skin friendly vegetables, poultry eggs and olive oil.

  • Carrots contain beta-carotene, a great antioxidant that helps fight aging. The Vitamin A in carrots protect from sun damage, acne, dry skin, blemishes and uneven skin tone.
  • High in antioxidants, broccoli also has Vitamin C and E. Vitamin C helps in collagen production while Vitamin E protects your skin cell membranes and guards against UV radiation damage.
  • Peas contain skin-friendly nutrients — vitamin B6, vitamin C, and folate (folic acid) that help tightening the skin and prevent free-radical damage to the skin.
  • Sweet potatoes contain Omega 3 fatty acids, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, and vitamins A, B, C, K and E that fights pigmentation and provide anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin. Vitamin A, B and C also have anti-oxidant properties that help in fighting against damage caused by free radical.
  • Chicken contains selenium. Selenium keeps skin firm and elastic and has antioxidants that protect from sun damage.
  • Olive oil is known for its skin benefits. It a great skin moisturizer and contains anti-oxidants and Vitamin E.
  • Eggs are rich in proteins, Vitamin A and D, iron and selenium that promote new cell growth keeping the skin younger and fresher.

 2. Spaghetti in Avocado Pesto: This dish is a speedy cooking delight that simply bursts with antioxidant goodness to keep you looking younger!

Ingredients:

4 fist-full of spaghetti

5 ripe avocados (soft, but not yet brown)

Juice of 2 lemons

2 cloves garlic

1/3 cup of olive oil

1 big handful of fresh basil

1 heaped tablespoon of pesto

Generous pinch of salt

Grating of parmesan

Directions: First, put the spaghetti pasta in a pan of boiling salted water. Once pasta is almost cooked, drain out the water and pour one spoon of olive oil over them to avoid stickiness.  For the sauce, Scoop out the avocado flesh and discard the pips and skin. Blend it in a blender with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, basil, pesto and salt. Blend it until the mix is smooth and creamy.  Coat the spaghetti with the avocado pesto paste and serve.

Skin Health Value:

  • The main component of this dish, the Avocado has over 25 essential nutrients. Packed with Vitamin A, they help in getting clear skin. Avocados have antioxidants that help reduce wrinkles and the Vitamin E keeps the skin healthy, fresh and glowing.
  • The large amounts of Vitamin C in lemons promote collagen build-up and detoxify the internal system to keep the skin glowing.
  • Basil is a powerful antibacterial that keeps the skin clear of breakouts and reduces acne.
  • The Vitamin E and antioxidants present in olive oil keeps the skin naturally moisturized and younger looking.
  • Another antioxidant hero is the garlic. It also helps in clearing the skin of blemishes, acne and blackheads as it keeps the blood clear of impurities.

3. Strawberry-Choco Pizza Delight: Give your Christmas dessert a yummy skin friendly twist.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups instant biscuit mix

4 tablespoons Flour

4 tablespoons Cocoa 
1 pint of fresh strawberries

1½ cup Sugar 
3 cups Milk 
3 Egg Yolks 
½ cup chocolate sauce

 Directions: Preheat oven at 150 degrees F. For the pizza base, mix instant biscuits with milk into a dough-like consistency. Spread out in a pizza pan by pressing down with your hand. Place in the oven and bake until golden brown and crusty. Set aside to cool. For the topping, combine the sugar, cocoa and flour. Mix it with the rest of the milk and egg yolk in a saucepan over a low flame. Whisk the mixture continuously – while breaking any lumps – until the sauce is thick and creamy. Let it cool. Once cool, spread the thick sauce over the biscuit base and top it with sliced fresh strawberries arranged all over to cover the entire base. Drizzle chocolate sauce over the pizza. Slice and serve.

Skin Health Value:

  • Strawberries contain more Vitamin C than oranges or grapefruit. This helps in the production of collagen keeping the skin looking younger, supple, smooth and firm.
  • Eggs have Lutein and zeaxanthin, 2 antioxidants that protect against UV rays damage. They also keep the skin hydrated, softer and firmer.
  • Cocoa is high in flavonoid content that rejuvenates the skin and keeps the skin glowing.

With these easy-to-cook, yummy recipes- your Christmas dinner is sure to be a hit – not only with your loved ones but also with your skin!

WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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