Acne Fighting Foods + Recipes

Part of taking care of your skin and wellbeing is making sure you’re eating the right foods. It look me a while to understand this. I practically lived on dairy products…cottage cheese with fruit, Greek yogurt, cheese on sandwiches, half and half in my coffee, the list goes on. When my dermatologist suggested I remove dairy from my diet for a few weeks, I saw changes in my skin. I wasn’t breaking out. It was mind-blowing because at the time I didn’t realize dairy could cause acne.

Aside from avoiding dairy, I also try to incorporate these acne fighting foods into my diet regularly.

Brazil Nuts

Roasted Broccoli with Brazil Nut Pesto

Oven Roasted Brazil Nuts

Rocket and Brazil Nut Mediterranean Salad


Vegan Carrot Cake

Garden Vegetable Soup

Roasted Carrots

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seed Granola

Vegan Chai Muffins with Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Almond Pumpkin Seed Butter

Green Tea

No-Bake Matcha Green Tea and Oreo Tart

Green Tea Sorbet

Mint and Lime Iced Green Tea


Grilled Salmon

Cilantro Lime Salmon

Roasted Salmon with Crispy Potatoes and Broccoli


Dreamy Vegan Tomato Soup

Tomato Salad with Edamame Succotash

Pasta Salad with Spring Vegetables and Tomatoes


Because of my acne experience, I have a new appreciation for vegan foods. Even though I am not vegan, I tend to gravitate towards the vegan tomato soup and vegan carrot cake because I know it will help prevent a future breakout. Do you have a favorite recipe containing any of these acne-fighting ingredients? 



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