A Crunchy, Savory Snack for Clear Skin

Zinc: this beauty mineral is essential for skin healing, the growth of new cells and collagen, clear skin, immunity, and eye health. It's one of my top picks for powerhouse beauty nutrients.

BUT— many of us are missing out on the beauty benefits of zinc, since it's commonly low in our diets!

One reason for our low zinc is that we don't store this mineral in our bodies (and it gets depleted easily if you take a birth control pill). So eating zinc-rich foods is something to be conscious of when you're picking out your daily meals and snacks.

For a list of some of my favorite beauty food sources of zinc, check out my earlier post on zinc (which explains why a zinc supplement is not always a good choice).

And for an easy snack to munch on tonight— here's a recipe for crunchy, savory Roasted Chickpeas (an excellent source of zinc, and a beautifying snack food)...

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Saturday Morning Beauty Breakfast

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Pancakes are a weekend tradition, but I got used to forgoing them in favor of healthier breakfast dishes. That is, until I created these Banana Buckwheat Pancakes, rich in skin-clearing beauty minerals, omega-3s and protein. They're low glycemic (which prevents aging skin and breakouts) and gluten free, with their own natural sweetness (though a drizzle of maple syrup is hard to resist).

Check out the recipe in Eat Pretty, available for preorder now and in stores on February 25th!