We all get the munchies every now and again. This Wellness Wednesday we are focusing on a healthy way to feed that afternoon craving in a nutritious and delicious way. We love veggie bowls because they are so easy to make (5 mins max) and you can throw whatever you have in the fridge into it and it will usually stay scrumptious! The crunch is also one of our favorite things about these raw veggie bowls + you get just the right amount of full! There is a ton of water in these vegetables so your skin will be super hydrated as well! Tip: If you want something more filling you can easily add some protein (beans, tuna, chicken etc) and make it a meal! This is one flexible meal/snack!
- Shaved carrots
- Red Pepper
- Yellow Pepper
- pine nuts
- Pumpkin seeds
- Olive oil
- Dijon Mustard
- Salt and Pepper
- Slice pepper into desired size.
- Peel the carrots into ribbons
- Slice avocado
- slice tomato
- Thinly slice the cucumbers
- Make salad dressing.
- Extra Virgin Olive oil always from Olive en Folie (read about the skin benefits and how to use it topically here).
- Dijon Mustard
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- Himalayan Salt + Pepper
Note: Play around with the ratios for desired taste but usually it’s about a 3-1 olive oil / lemon ratio with about a tbsp of dijon.
Organic Olive Oil
Rich in Vitamins A, E, D, E and K.
High amounts of Vitamin E and zinc make pumpkin seeds a crucial part of your skin care regimen. They aid in the formation of new skin cells as well as collagen, which is responsible for maintaining the elasticity of your skin. They also maintain balance sebum production since essential fatty acids play a significant role in maintaining the oil and moisture levels of your skin.
Avocados contain a wide range of healthy minerals and vitamins. It has vitamins C, K and E, which are all good for your skin, and it offers certain antioxidant properties that are great for reducing inflammation. It is also packed with healthy fats and omega 3’s that keep your skin supple and elastic.
Carrots are high in beta carotene, an antioxidant that is converted to vitamin A inside the body. It helps repair skin tissue and protects against the sun’s harsh rays.
Cucumbers contain vitamin C, an antioxidant. They also have plenty of vitamin K, also an antioxidant, which fights dark circles under the eyes. This is why a couple of cucumber slices placed over tired, puffy eyes in the morning makes you look refreshed. Pantothenic acid, or vitamin B-5, is another compound found in cucumbers that helps your skin retain moisture. The vitamin A, or retinol, in cucumbers fights dark spots and freckles because it helps control your skin's production of melanin.” According to Livestrong