Eat for good skin!

Hosting a party or need a pre-dinner bite? These bite sized Dilly Cucumber snacks are on our list of favorite finger foods! Here’s why…

Cucumbers are an antioxidant, which help protect against pollutants and protect against cancer & heart disease. They are also an anti-inflammatory when used in skincare! In addition, cucumbers provide an excellent source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to strengthen the immune system and fights infections. It also produces collagen, keeps bones, skin and joints firm and strong, helps make anti-stress hormones, & turns food into energy!

Tomatoes are full of antioxidants, that help keep the skin cells youthful and rejuvenated, and fight off free radicals – which cause damage & premature aging to skin cells. Tomatoes are the perfect way to get antioxidants because they’re so versatile! Throw them in a salad, on a sandwich, or dip them in hummus for a healthy snack!

Recipe for Dilly Cucumber Bites:

4 Cucumbers
1 – 8oz package cream cheese (can substitute for fat free)
1 – 5.3oz container of plain Greek yogurt (can substitute light mayo)
3 Tbsp fresh dill, minced (or 1 Tbsp dried)
1 Tbsp Ranch seasoning mix
Grape tomatoes, halved or quartered

Mix the cream cheese, Greek yogurt, dill, and Ranch seasoning mix with an electric mixer or by hand. Slice cucumbers into ½” thick pieces. Put cream cheese mixture in a piping bag (or simply do with a Ziploc bag by cutting a small hole in bottom corner) and pipe the mixture onto the cucumber slices. Top with a grape tomato piece. ENJOY!