<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://ct.pinterest.com/v3/?event=init&amp;tid=2613151364092&amp;pd[em]=<hashed_email_address>&amp;noscript=1">



Assuaged-Student-Home-Page-Headers-Category-Be-Your-Healthiest 1


Assuaged-Student-Home-Page-Headers-Category-Be-Your-Healthiest 3

Our Partners

Assuaged-Student-Home-Page-Headers-Category-Be-Your-Healthiest 2

About Us

Assuaged-Student-Home-Page-Headers-Category-Be-Your-Healthiest 6

Public Health

Assuaged-Student-Home-Page-Headers-Category-Be-Your-Healthiest 5

Our Students

Assuaged-Student-Home-Page-Headers-Category-Be-Your-Healthiest 4

Student Blog

Healthy Food That Benefits Acne

Healthy Food That Benefits Acne


While specific recipes cannot guarantee to cure or treat acne, maintaining a healthy diet and including certain ingredients known for their potential benefits to skin health may be beneficial. Here are ten recipe ideas that incorporate ingredients that are often associated with promoting healthy skin:

Green Smoothie:

Ingredients: Spinach, kale, cucumber, celery, green apple, ginger, lemon, water.

Steps: Blend all the ingredients together until smooth for a refreshing and nutrient-packed drink.

Benefits: Green leafy vegetables and ginger are believed to have potential skin-clearing properties.

healthy-food-that-benefits-acne 2

Quinoa Salad:

Ingredients: Cooked quinoa, mixed vegetables (such as bell peppers, tomatoes, and carrots), avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh herbs (such as parsley or cilantro).

Steps: Toss the cooked quinoa with mixed vegetables, avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, and herbs for a nutritious and satisfying salad.

Benefits: Quinoa is a good source of vitamins and minerals, while fresh vegetables provide antioxidants that may support skin health.

healthy-food-that-benefits-acne 3

Spinach and Strawberry Salad:

Ingredients: Fresh spinach leaves, strawberries, sliced almonds, feta cheese (optional), and balsamic vinaigrette.

Steps: Toss together fresh spinach leaves, sliced strawberries, sliced almonds, and crumbled feta cheese. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Benefits: Spinach is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, while strawberries provide additional antioxidants and vitamin C that may benefit skin health.

healthy-food-that-benefits-acne 4

Baked Salmon:

Ingredients: Fresh salmon fillet, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and fresh dill.

Steps: Marinate the salmon with lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Bake it in the oven until cooked through, and sprinkle with fresh dill before serving.

Benefits: Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit the skin.

healthy-food-that-benefits-acne 5

Berry Chia Pudding:

Ingredients: Chia seeds, almond milk, mixed berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries), honey or maple syrup (optional), and toppings like nuts or coconut flakes (optional).

Steps: Mix chia seeds and almond milk in a bowl, then let it sit for a few hours or overnight to form a pudding-like consistency. If desired, blend the mixed berries and sweeten them with honey or maple syrup. Layer the chia pudding with the berry mixture and top with nuts or coconut flakes.

Benefits: Berries are packed with antioxidants that can contribute to overall skin health.

healthy-food-that-benefits-acne 6

Greek Yogurt Parfait:

Ingredients: Greek yogurt, mixed berries, granola, honey (optional).

Steps: Layer Greek yogurt, mixed berries, and granola in a glass or bowl. Drizzle with honey if desired.

Benefits: Greek yogurt is a good source of protein and probiotics, which can contribute to skin health.

healthy-food-that-benefits-acne 7

Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower:

Ingredients: Cauliflower florets, turmeric powder, garlic powder, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Steps: Toss cauliflower florets with turmeric powder, garlic powder, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast in the oven until golden and tender.

Benefits: Turmeric contains curcumin, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that may support skin health.

healthy-food-that-benefits-acne 8

Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers:

Ingredients: Bell peppers, cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, shredded cheese (optional).

Steps: Cut the tops off bell peppers and remove the seeds. In a bowl, mix cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stuff the mixture into the bell peppers and top with shredded cheese if desired. Bake until the peppers are tender, and the filling is heated through.

Benefits: Quinoa and vegetables provide a range of nutrients supporting overall health, including skin health.

healthy-food-that-benefits-acne 9

Sweet Potato and Kale Buddha Bowl:

Ingredients: Cooked quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, sautéed kale, chickpeas, avocado slices, lemon tahini dressing.

Steps: Assemble a bowl with cooked quinoa as the base, then add roasted sweet potatoes, sautéed kale, chickpeas, and avocado slices. Drizzle with a lemon tahini dressing for added flavor.

Benefits: This bowl is packed with nutritious ingredients like sweet potatoes rich in beta-carotene and kale full of vitamins and minerals.

healthy-food-that-benefits-acne 10

Coconut Curry Lentil Soup:

Ingredients: Red lentils, coconut milk, vegetable broth, onion, garlic, ginger, curry powder, turmeric, cayenne pepper (optional), spinach leaves, and lime juice.

Steps: In a pot, sauté chopped onion, minced garlic, and grated ginger until fragrant. Add red lentils, coconut milk, vegetable broth, curry powder, turmeric, and cayenne pepper (optional). Simmer until the lentils are cooked and tender. Stir in spinach leaves until wilted. Finish with a squeeze of lime juice for a tangy twist.

Benefits: Lentils are a good source of protein and fiber, while turmeric and ginger are known for their potential anti-inflammatory properties.


Remember to customize these recipes to suit your preferences and dietary needs. While these recipes incorporate ingredients associated with potential skin benefits, individual results may vary, and it's always best to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice. Enjoy these flavorful and wholesome recipes!




10 Foods to Reduce Acne Flare-Ups, Scars, and Hyperpigmentation. (2018, November 16). Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/anti-acne-foods#cauliflower 

‌Inc, A. F. (n.d.). Submit Your Vegan Recipes Online | Assuaged. Www.assuaged.com. Retrieved June 20, 2023, from https://www.assuaged.com/submit-a-recipe/

Nast, C. (2016, November 24). 18 Superfoods That Can Serve Up Gorgeous, Glowing Skin, According to Derms. Allure. https://www.allure.com/story/superfoods-glowing-skin 





Choosing a healthy plant-based and vegan diet is most beneficial when it comes to:

  • Higher levels of energy;

  • Improved sleep;

  • Aids in energy and overall happiness;

  • Provides a sense of comfort and relief;

  • Could prevent major diseases such as obesity and diabetes;

  • Accomplish weight-loss and management; and

  • Improves mental and cognitive functioning.

There are really no excuses not to try healthier habits in your everyday life. If you are a man or woman looking for specific benefits of adopting healthier habits or just want to know about the general healing properties of herbs. Please remember to comment or post any health questions, or contact us directly!

Also feel free to share any of your favorite recipes to make and share it with the Assuaged community on our ➡️ Share A Recipe ⬅️ page!


Browse more healthy living plant-based recipes

Assuaged Winning Design_RGB


Pick Your Type of Deliciousness!

"A dietary shift toward plant foods and away from animal products is vital for promoting the health of our planet."

Start with either a Meal Kit or Fresh, Prepared Meal plan, and then customize your weekly delivery.  

It’s easy peasy. Get exactly what you want—meal kits, prepared meals, or both—every time.

And don’t worry, our favorite foodie brand Trifecta has lots of Less Prep, high-protein and gluten-free meals.

✅ Immunity-Rich Meals
✅ Fast-Prep & No Hassle
✅ Ease Cooking Stress
✅ Enjoy Plenty of Variety


Christ-Caroline Calixte

Christ-Caroline Calixte

Hello, my name is Christ-Caroline but you can call me Caroline. I am going to be in my fourth year of college at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and will be graduating in Spring 2024. That is where I am majoring in Health and Society and minoring in Sustainability. I have always wanted to work in the health or healthcare field so I will be a Public Health advocate when I graduate. From the Assuaged Foundation internship I want to gain more insight and take on different challenges. To hopefully develop products, technologies or open a business that will help millions of people in the near future.

Refreshing Sleep For A Healthier You

Our organic vegan Cherry Mint Sleep Oral Spray has potent antiviral antioxidants. Cherry and L-Threonine are helpful for a good night's sleep, L-Threonine maintains the connective tissues and muscles keeping them strong and elastic, including the heart.

Get Sleepy Now

Health has never tasted so good.

Organic and plant-based varieties have proven to reduce the risk and progression of disease. Guess what? You can still have fun on date night indulging in sweets you never knew existed.

I Want Organic Shopping For Less