Regular consumption of fruits and vegetables represent a healthy way to maintain a balanced diet and youthful appearing skin. Lycopene is a a powerful antioxidant, believed to prevent skin photo-damage. With promising studies highlighting its benefits on skin health, not to mention heart health.
Finding healthy meals during the week can be time consuming. Below we outline an lycopene abundant tomato passata which can be used as the base for many meals. Batch cook this sauce and freeze, ready to use anytime. Cutting out the need to buy ready made pasta sauces, which often have added sugar and salt.
The below recipe also contains monounsaturated fatty acids which benefit our heart and skin health. Additionally, the fat (oil) component assists with the absorption of lycopene and vitamin A.
Method for Cooking
This wonderfully rich tomato sauce can be used as a base for pasta’s. Once you have easy access this staple, it makes fast healthy nutritious meals accessible for everyone!
Our favourite it to serve with sustainably sourced seafood such as a Prawns and linguine. To increase the fibre and antioxidants mix the pasta with greens such as rocket or spinach (they will wilt with the heat) and squeeze fresh lemon and chilli on top. Serve with crunchy fresh salad.
Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant with promising skin benefits.