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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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1. Prince of Peace Peony White Tea aka Bai Mu Dan tea: This is a wonderfully light refreshing tea made of young leaves and buds from the Camellia Sinensis plant. Peony White tea has significantly more antioxidants than green yet while having a lot less caffeine that black or green tea! A winner for any beauty lover! I like to brew a pot of this refreshing tea whenever we guests and someone always comments on how wonderful it is. The taste is so light that you can easily skip the sugar if you are trying to kick the sugar habit! This Peony White Tea would also be a great option for those of you who are trying to drink more water but can’t get used to drinking plain water.

Your purchase would also benefit Prince of Peace Charity organization that helps abandoned and disabled children in China.

Prince of Peace Peony White Tea is certified organic by IMO Switzerland.

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