What must one eat to maintain glowing skin?
While there is no definitive answer to this question –since everyone’s skin is different and will respond differently to various foods – there are some recipes that can help you achieve your skincare goals.
Sesame Tuna Salad
Ingredients you’ll need:
- Two sliced scallions
- One tablespoon of toasted sesame oil
- A quarter cup of rice vinegar (an alternative is lemon juice)
- Three tablespoons of canola oil
- Two tablespoons of reduced-sodium soy sauce
- One and a half teaspoons of sugar
- One and a half teaspoons of minced fresh ginger
- One cup of sliced sugar snap peas (an alternative is snow peas)
- Four sliced radishes
- A quarter cup of fresh cilantro leaves
- Around two water-packed chunk light tuna cans
- Six cups of thinly sliced napa cabbage
- Black ground pepper
Instructions to make the Sesame Tuna Salad
Step 1: You start by mixing the three tablespoons canola oil, two tablespoons of reduced-sodium soy sauce, one tablespoon of toasted sesame oil, one and a half teaspoons of sugar, and one and a half teaspoons of minced fresh ginger and a quarter cup of rice vinegar (or lemon juice) in a bowl.
Step 2: Take at least 3-4 tablespoons of the dressing mixture and combine with tuna, scallions and peas in another bowl.
Step 3: Now, take the napa cabbage and divide it among four plates. Take about a half cup of the tuna mixture and pour it in the center of each plate. Then, garnish with fresh cilantro leaves, sesame seeds and radishes. You can add the remaining dressing and season with ground pepper.
“Quick and easy lunch. As soon as I saw this recipe, Iwanted to make it on the spot. At first, I didn’t have napa cabbage or even snow peas, so I used some shredded carrot and regular green leaf lettuce. It was good, and I didn’t think the amount of sesame oil was too much (disclaimer – I do love sesame…a lot). I’m sure it would have been delicious with the other ingredients as well. Even if I made it at home and ate it right away for lunch, I think it would travel well. Benefits: Uses ingredients I had on hand, easy to make. Cons: Can’t really think of any” – From M.S
“I absolutely loved this. Made it with less sesame oil than called for – to my taste a little sesame oil goes a long way. I also made it for one, cutting everything into one-fourth amounts except for the sesame oil and ginger (used less than one-fourth.. just a few drops of sesame oil).” – From M2
Oat and Sesame Cereal
Ingredients you’ll need:
- A half cup of low fat soy flour
- A half cup of almond meal
- A half cup of nonfat dry milk
- A quarter cup of ground flax seeds
- A quarter cup of sesame seeds
- One cup of oat bran
- Four cups of old-fashioned oats
Instructions to make the Oat and Sesame Cereal
Step 1: You start by taking a medium bowl and then combining all of the ingredients together.
Step 2: Now, heat a saucepan with ¾ cup of water. Bring to boil. Pour at least a half cup of the cereal mixture and let it cook on low heat. Cover and let it simmer for around 2 minutes. After removing from heat, set it aside and let it cool for 3-4 minutes. Garnish with fresh berries and serve immediately.
“Delicious. I just made a filling on my own and added it to the recipe. I put it in the oven with the cooked wheat berries with milk for about 4 minutes. So delicious and great. I forgot the sugar (I just love addung sugar on everything) and didn’t even notice, I don’t think it’s needed with the raisins already in there. I love using oat groats instead of flakes for my breakfast and now, I can add sesame seeds to that too. Really hearty and filling. Kept me going all day!” – From A