Valentine’s Day will soon be here, and love is definitely in the air. After your done wrapping your YELLE Awakening Skincare Regimen for that special someone, make time to sit down for the perfect Valentine’s meal. Here are a few good for your skin foodideas to serve on Valentine’s Day along with your YELLE skincare gift. P.S. Notice anything special about our food ideas? There all red. Enjoy!
Sun Dried Tomatoes
Add a little sundried tomato to your pasta, salad, chicken, or pizza. In recent years the Mediterranean sundried tomato fell off a bit, but tomatoes are packed with lycopene, vitamin, c, k and iron. Lycopene is an antioxidant associated with lowering the risk of certain cancers and vitamin k is important in bone health and wound healing.
Delicious stuffed red peppers as a main course or sliced red peppers served with humus as an appetizer are the perfect red for Valentine’s Day. Red peppers are packed with vitamins C and A. They are low in calories and a good source of beta-carotene which converts into vitamin A for healthy skin. Tip: Make your stuffed red peppers vegetarian by filling them with seasoned brown rice, black beans, and Monterey Jack cheese.
Raspberries are loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C. They protect the skin from UV damage and keep the skin healthy.Make an easy raspberry crisp with fresh warm raspberries, whipped cream, and a warm granola topping. You can even dip them in an antioxidant rich dark chocolate and enjoy as an additional desert option.
Cascara comes from coffee cherries or the husk. It is essentially coffee waste. The seed or bean is separated from the skin of coffee beans and the flesh of the small, plump red cherry. Cascara is used in herbal tea and tastes sweet-think hints oforchid, rosehip, raisin, or red current. It’s a cross between coffee and tea. So enjoy it as a warm beverage at the end of the meal before you cozy up to your sweetheart.
Antioxidants are a skin care powerhouse. Red fruits like strawberries, raspberries, and pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants. They protect the skin against skin aging by repairing free radical damage. Have breakfast for dinner and serve whole wheat pancakes topped with fresh pomegranate and smoky maple veggie sausage.
Is it us or do beets seem a little bit like the vegetable underdog? They don’t seem to get a lot of attention, but beets are quite high in vitamin C a good for you antioxidant. Add beets to your Valentine’s Day meal by using a heart shaped cookie cutter to slice them, and then roast them until brown and crisped.
Okay so maybe the blood orange is a bit of an imposter on Valentine’s Day. It’s an orange after all but its’s red color is loaded with antioxidants and yumminess to enhance salsa or a sweet desert like bruleed blood oranges with yogurt and cardamom. If you really want something sweet and different than the traditional strawberries reach for the blood orange.
Red quinoa is often used in salads and is considered a complete protein. It boosts fiber, antioxidants and several other minerals that offer complete benefits for the skin.
Enjoying a romantic dinner this Valentine’s Day? Try one of these delicious dinner ideas for two, then make the meal complete with a gift from our YELLE skin care collection.