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I have been eating quite healthy for the last few years but it hasn’t always been that way. While of course I always knew that eating healthy stuff is important for keeping your weight in check, I was really inspired to expand my family’s recipe repertoire after reading Forever Young: The Science of Nutrigenomics for Glowing, Wrinkle-Free Skin and Radiant Health at Every Age  book by Dr. Nicholas Perricone. It took me several years to gradually switch to a much healthier diet and a key part of that journey has been finding healthy recipes that are easy to make, use simple ingredients available in local stores and are yummy at the same time. I will turn 37 in a couple of weeks and I’m really happy with my weight, my skin and my health so I think making an effort to eat good foods really pays off!

I hope that I can inspire you to eat a variety of healthy foods with this post series! I will try to select in-season produce, give you information on its nutritional benefits and suggest some interesting recipes.

So here you go, the first vegetable in the series: Asparagus!

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Healthy Breakfast #1: Wild Blueberry Chia Oatmeal with Walnuts

 

Healthy Breakfast for Glowing Skin: Blueberries, Chia seeds, Walnuts, Oatmeal

Healthy Breakfast for Glowing Skin: Blueberries, Chia seeds, Walnuts, Oatmeal

Blueberry Chia Walnuts Oatmeal from Kathy at lunchboxbunch.com

Key Ingredients:

Steel-cut oats: Provide you with protein, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, zinc and potassium.

Chia seeds: Are loaded with antioxidants and protein as well as fiber, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus while adding very few calories.

Ground flax seeds: Good source of Omega-3s and fiber. Use ground flax seeds for better absorption of nutrients.

Blueberries: Super high in antioxidants that help fight premature aging.

Goji berries: Excellent source of antioxidants and beta-carotene. Warning: goji berries may interact with some drugs. If you take warfarin (a blood thinner), diabetes or blood pressure drug talk with your doctor first.

Walnuts: Rich in Omega-3s and Vitamin E that are essential for smooth, glowing skin.

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5 Affordable Beauty Goals for 2016

5 Affordable Beauty Goals for 2016

5 affordable and achievable beauty goals for 2016 

  1. Face exercise

Why: I have noticed that my face started to droop and this year I am going to try to make face exercise a routine in order to keep my face muscles toned and have youthful jawline. A few years ago I was carpooling with my husband so I did the exercise while riding in the car and I loved the results. My goal for this year is to do it at least 3 times a week.

Problem: I am not comfortable doing it when someone else is around because you look somewhat silly and when I happen to be alone, I simply forget about it.

Approach: Start with 3 basic exercises that I could do when I watch TV. Or set reminders on my computer to do it every couple of hours and hope that I do it at least once each day.

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