Everything we put into our bodies affects our bodily systems and functions. Our eyes and vision are no exception. This fall, make it a point to try these vision friendly recipes that taste just as good as they look:
- Infused Water (As shared by Wellness Mama)
Staying hydrated is important for several reasons — including eye health. Dehydration can lead to dry and red eyes as well as puffy eyelids. But the holiday season can mean other beverages besides water. This means you have to drink more water to offset dehydrating effects.
Turn to these flavorful recipes to make water more interesting while cutting down on bloat. The best part? You can customize it and add variety each time.
- Healthy Pumpkin Mousse (As shared by Liz’s Healthy Table)
Pumpkin, a carotenoid, is rich in nutrients linked to eye and overall health, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts, according to the American Optometric Association. Bring this dish to your next holiday function as a healthy indulgence. This one is proof you don’t have to sacrifice flavor for health!
- Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Portabellas (As shared by Eating Well)
Spinach is another nutritional rockstar. These stuffed mushrooms make great appetizers—plus they’re low carb and fit into a variety of diet plans.
- Creamy Carrot and Fennel Soup (As shared by Healthful Pursuit)
Your mom was right when she told you carrots are good for eyesight. This creamy soup will warm your belly on a cold fall night.
- Bartlett Pear, Goat Cheese and Honey Pecan Crostini (As shared by Hello Spoonful)
Pears and goat cheese make an ordinary dish decadent. Plus, they are nutrient and antioxidant rich, making them eye-friendly. Take this dish to your family holiday party.
In general, you can’t go wrong with eating “the rainbow.” A diet rich in fruits and veggies is ideal for overall health.