Everyone seems to be in a hurry nowadays. 24 hours just don’t seem enough for the tasks we set out to do in one day. To compensate for the lack of hours, a mom cooks while shouting math problems to her five year old kid studying for his exams. An employee puts on his hands-free earpiece to talk to his secretary while driving to his next very important meeting. A student browses her reading materials while pretending to listen to her friend who just recently broke up with her boyfriend.
Multi-tasking has indeed become our modern day coping mechanism. This explains our preference for short cuts and activities with the simplest of instructions. Understanding your need for speed, here’s a number of snacks you can easily whip up so you’ll have that secret stash of food on days that you don’t have time to actually sit down on a table and eat. Did I mention their good for the skin too? Yes, ladies and gentlemen, recipes that are quick, easy and healthy…a multi-tasker’s dream combination indeed!
Curried Egg Drizzled with Argan Oil
One of the most important nutrients for our skin is protein. Since our body is made up mostly of skin, I cannot underscore more the importance of having enough protein daily. This is where egg comes in. Like what you’re pre-school teacher used to tell you, eggs are a good source of protein. Curry powder, on the other hand, is a good source of curcumin. This has been found to prevent the growth of melanoma in skin cancer cells.
For this quick snack, you’ll need:
- 6 eggs
- 2 tbsp + 2 tsp mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp of culinary Argain Oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Boil eggs on water for 13 minutes. For easier peeling, rinse the eggs with cold water first before removing the shells.
- Cut the peeled eggs to half, remove the egg yolks and place them in a separate bowl.
- Mash the egg yolks together with the rest of the ingredients except for the oil.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Just before serving, drizzle with Moroccan oil.
PS: Some of you might try to leave out the last step but let me just point out to you why you should reconsider. Drizzling your food with this miracle oil will only take you a few seconds. The health return of this small effort, though, is unquantifiable. Not only is it good for the skin, it helps fight wrinkles too.
Dark Chocolate Coated Treats
If you’d rather have sweets as energy boosters, then this is the snack for you. It’s so easy! Just melt a considerable amount of dark chocolate bars in a double broiler over simmering water. Dip your strawberries and walnuts on your melted chocolate and refrigerate after! Whew! That was fast!
PS: These treats may seem very sinful but each is packed with nutrients good for the skin. Strawberries, for instance, is loaded with antioxidants that help rid body of free radicals. Walnuts, on the other hand, have fatty acids that help hydrate skin. Dark chocolate, meanwhile, is rich with flavanols that help improve skin texture.