Want Glowing Skin? Eat This For Lunch

Beautiful skin comes from the inside out. It isn't about applying products to your skin, it is about being healthy. Lauren Slayton, R.D., founder of Foodtrainers in New York City, says, "When it comes to your skin, you are what you eat." As we know, staying hydrated is good for your skin but it takes a little more than drinking your 8 glass daily minimum. You should focus on nutrient rich foods. Loading up on vitamin-C and zinc at lunch time can help ward off dullness and increase your skin's elasticity. Try this salad Crunchy Curry Roasted Garbanzo Bean Salad to hit all the necessary markers to make your insides happy and your outsides glow.

Crunchy Curry Roasted Garbanzo Bean Salad


Spread 1/2 cup rinsed, drained, and air-dried canned garbanzo beans out on a baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees until slightly crunchy and lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven, cool completely, and toss with 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/4 teaspoon curry powder. Place back on sheet in over at 450 until crispy and browned, about ten more minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Whisk together 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest, 2 teaspoons sunflower oil, 1/2 teaspoon honey, 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, and a pinch of black pepper. Set aside. Toss together 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, 1/2 cup chopped purple cabbage, 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper, 1 peeled and chopped mandarin orange, and the roasted garbanzo beans. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chopped toasted cashews.

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