Want glowing skin, a revved-up metabolism, nonstop energy? These nutrient-packed meals, loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, slow the clock with every bite.
Spaghetti with Pesto VerdeSpaghetti with Pesto Verde
Studded with just-picked zucchini and tomatoes, this basil-pesto pasta is stellar for skin: Selenium in the whole wheat spaghetti thwarts sun damage, and a day's worth of vitamin C from the veggies fights wrinkles.
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Grilled Pork and Apple Salad
Need some serious go power? With grilled apples supplying complex carbs and pork tenderloin contributing lean protein, this vinaigrette-tossed salad will keep you energized all day. Because it's low in saturated fat and high in antioxidants, it's also heart-healthy. This meal has 100 percent of your daily quota of hunger-busting fruits and veggies.
Two Bean Harvest Chili
The combination of two different beans in this spoon-licking classic chili provide a lot of protein to keep you running even on your busiest of days.
Summery Waldorf Chicken SaladSummery Waldorf Chicken Salad
The juicy grapes paired with protein-packed walnuts in this mixed summery salad, provide many of the nutrients needed to keep you sustained in a day. Add some whole wheat pita bread on the side for a complex carbohydrate.
Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese
This creamy and nutritious dish has 25 percent of your daily calcium which helps build stronger bones and have better posture.
Chicken and Corn Enchiladas
Thanks to fresh corn and a spicy green salsa pureed with six cups of kale and two pounds of tomatoes, this Mexican dinner hydrates your skin - plus, the carotenoids in the veggies give it a glowing, golden hue.
Shrimp and Fresh Corn GritsShrimp and Fresh Corn Grits
Keep a slim profile with this Cajun-seasoned Southern classic: Shrimp's lean protein helps maintain muscle and steadies metabolism. Also, this dish has 4 CUPS of corn which are loaded with vision protectors.
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