Three nutrient-packed recipes for more healthy, glowing pores and skin

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Crow’s feet, laugh lines, frown lines, and ridges – so many clever ways to relate to all of the different types of wrinkles and fine lines that settle on our faces. In addition to avoiding the sun, drinking lots of H2O, wearing sunscreen, and avoiding cigarettes, here is another tool to keep in your antiaging arsenal: a healthy diet high in vitamins, minerals, Antioxidants and good for you fats. With these three nutrient-dense recipes you can get started. Done, ready, glowing!

Matcha waffles + kale walnut pesto + tomato soup (Nathan Congleton / TODAY)

So climb up and shine with these beautifying Matcha waffles. They are soft and fluffy on the inside, perfectly crispy on the outside and a stylish green. In addition to the standard ingredients like whole wheat flour and milk, I mash a banana for natural sweetness and add matcha to pack in antioxidants that are beneficial to the skin and health. While they’re super tasty with any topper, I love adding strawberries and chopped nuts for an extra nutritious treat.

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Joy Bauer’s Kale Pesto Pasta by Joy Bauer

Hit that yummy spin on traditional pesto, stat! Each bright and vibrant bite contains a mix of earthy kale, roasted walnuts, aromatic basil, EVOO, garlic, and parmesan. The end result is a fragrant sauce that’s full of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids, three nutrients that play key roles in enhancing the overall appearance of your skin. You can toss this power pesto with whole wheat pasta, zucchini pasta, or spaghetti squash – there is no wrong choice.

Related: The cold months cause havoc on our skin. And when summer is just around the corner, it’s never too early to prepare our skin for the sun.

Matcha waffles + kale walnut pesto + tomato soup (Nathan Congleton / TODAY)

Is there anything more calming than a creamy tomato soup? Here, I am giving this beloved classic a joyful makeover with ingredients that can help you look and feel great (call the carrots and tomatoes because they each contain compounds that can improve the health of our skin!). I also snuck into a secret ingredient to get a velvety smooth texture (without cream or dairy products) and also packed protein.

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