Truth: As much as we love our fried food and ice cream, a diet consisting solely of that will lead to lackluster, dull, and even breakout-prone skin (although probably a very happy disposition). But healthy, skin-boosting foods can also be delicious (almost as delicious at Hot Cheetos), which is why we asked integrative clinical nutritionist and wellness expert Jennie Miremadi to share an easy lunch option for those of us on the go. Just throw some ingredients in a jar and bring it with you, knowing your skin (and body) will reap the benefits. Bye, Seamless (kidding—but we’ll definitely see less of you.)
Keep scrolling to an easy, healthy recipe that gives you glowing skin!
Courtesy of Jennie Miremadi
“It’s no secret that nutrition is a key factor impacting skin health and beauty. We all want to look our best and feel radiant! This salmon niçoise salad is packed with skin health–boosting nutrients: vitamin C, sulfur, vitamin A, vitamin E, biotin, and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which can leave you with gorgeous, glowing skin. The delicious salad is also free of sugar, which studies show can age your skin, and contains no dairy, which studies have linked to acne. And it’s the perfect easy meal—throw it in a jar and get those skin-enhancing nutrients while on the go!” — Jennie Miremadi
Recipe serves 1.
Ingredients for Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette
5 tbsp. sherry vinegar
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Directions for Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette
Add vinegar, shallots, and extra-virgin olive oil to food processor and combine until emulsified. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Serve with your favorite salad.
Ingredients for Salmon Niçoise Salad
1 1/2 cups organic spinach
1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives
1/4 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup haricot verts, chopped
1 hardboiled egg, sliced
1 tbsp. capers
1 3.75-oz. can Vital Choice wild Alaskan sockeye salmon
2 tbsp. sherry shallot vinaigrette
Directions for Salmon Niçoise Salad
Add 2 tbsp. sherry shallot vinaigrette to bottom of one quart-sized Mason jar. Add haricot verts on top of dressing. Add hard-boiled egg slices on top of haricot verts. Add salmon and capers on top of eggs. Top the salmon with Kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, and spinach, and refrigerate. Once ready to eat, shake jar, pour salad into a bowl, and enjoy!
For more healthy lunch options, check out the Healthy Lunch Cookbook by Martha Stephenson.
For more healthy recipes and wellness inspiration, head to Jennie Miremadi’s website!