A strong cardiovascular system will keep your skin better nourished and ward off wrinkles longer. There are lots of ways to a healthier heart, but one of the most fun tactics is building a repertoire of really good eats. Treat your body, and your skin to this healthy breakfast.


Tunisian Egg Scramble

Why it’s great:

The B vitamins help to lower homocysteine levels. Olive oil helps keep your arteries clear.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 medium (poblano) chili pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 ½ large egg whites
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup chopped pitted Kalamata olives
  • ½ cup flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 whole-wheat pitas

How to make it:

Heat broiler. Split the chili in half. Discard seeds and stems. Place cut side down on foil-lined baking sheet. Broil chili three to four inches from heat source until skin blackens, about eight minutes. Wrap chili in foil and let cool for five minutes. Unwrap chili, discard blackened skin and cut into strips.

Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil, then onion. Stir occasionally for four minutes. Beat together egg, egg whites, salt, paprika and cumin. Add to skillet and cook one minute, stirring constantly. Stir slices of chili, olives, raisins and parsley into egg mixture. Keep cooking until eggs reach desired doneness. Serve in pita bread.

Nutritional Info Per Serving:

Calories 246
Fat 8.1 grams
Aging fats 3 grams
Fiber 2.1 grams
Carbs 32 grams
Protein 13.5 grams
Sodium 752 milligrams
Potassium 286 milligrams

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