Two New York City premiere dining spots are sharing with Healthy Hairdresser the ingredients for a couple of dishes that will have you feeling good about eating out. If you’re nowhere near NYC, you can make these at home and feel good about what’s going on in your own kitchen!
2 ripe avocados
2 limes, squeezed for juice
1/2 Fresno chili pepper, seeded and diced
1 tbsp cilantro leaves, chopped
1 tbsp red onion, diced
4 corn tortilla, cut in wedges
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Chef Sean Onowich’s comments:
“It’s easy for everyone to make, it’s a crowd favorite and the health and beauty benefits are a bonus.”
Guacamole is made with avocado, which promotes healthy skin in three ways: the mono-unsaturated fatty acid helps to moisturize the outer layer of the skin; vitamin E prevents skin damage and reduces the effects of UVA and UVB rays; and antioxidants protect the skin from environmental damage that leads to fine lines. The chili peppers in the recipe contribute further to skin health.
Tabbouleh with Grilled shrimp and Tzatziki
1 pint bulgur
1 bunch mint
1 bunch parsley
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 red onion
3 cups Greek yogurt
1 bunch dill
3 cloves garlic
3 lemons juiced
Chef Derek Miles’s comments:
“Everything in this dish is healthy and the hair and skin benefits are just amazing, which is why I like making it and serving it.”
Eating shrimp gives you: astaxanthin, which helps to protect the skin from premature aging; zinc, which aids in the production of new cells; and copper, which may help with hair health.
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