Adding collagen to your diet does wonders for your hair, skin, nails, and joints! Try out these collagen-rich snacks for a collagen boost!
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It’s responsible for holding your skin, nails, hair, and joints together. Collagen is also found in many foods! Getting an extra collagen boost through your food can help improve the strength of your skin, nails, hair, and joints!
It’s not hard to get a collagen hit throughout the day! Some of your favorite foods are essential to the body’s collagen production! Try out these 5 simple collagen-rich snacks that are easy and delicious!
- 2 slices whole-wheat toast
- ½ avocado, mashed
- 2 slices of tomato
- Sprinkle of sea salt
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (basil, cilantro, dill, or parsley)
Toast bread. Top with mashed avocado, tomato slices, sea salt, and fresh herbs.
Egg white and spinach omelet
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tablespoon
- Dash of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped spinach
Beat egg whites, water, salt, and lemon pepper in a small bowl until blended. Spray a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Pour the eggs into the pan and swirl around to evenly cover the bottom. Let cook for 1-2 minutes or until set. Using a rubber scraper lift the eggs up and let the runny uncooked egg flow underneath. Place spinach on one half of the omelet, fold over, and serve.
Toasted pumpkin seeds
- 1 ½ cups pumpkin seeds, well-cleaned, well-dried
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon spices (chile powder, cumin, garlic powder, or smoked paprika)
Preheat oven to 325F. Spread the pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and spices. Bake 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Ideal Collagen berry smoothie
- 1 cup frozen berries
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop Ideal Collagen powder
Blend ingredients until smooth.
Lemon garlic kale chips
- 1 large bunch of kale
- 1/3 cup tahini
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Dash of red pepper flakes
- Dash of black pepper
Preheat oven to 200F. Line 2 trays with foil or parchment paper. Wash and dry the kale thoroughly and remove the stems. Set aside.
In a bowl, whisk together tahini, lemon juice and zest, maple syrup, minced garlic, sea salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Add the kale to the bowl and toss until evenly coated.
Spread out the kale in a single layer on the baking sheets. Bake at 200F for about 2 hours or until crisp. Break the kale into chip-sized pieces. Store in an airtight container.