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They say that your skin is the biggest indicator of how healthy your diet is. It is true that what you eat matters when it comes to a healthy outer appearance – you can buy the most expensive creams, treatments, and makeup in the world, but if you are not nourishing your skin from within you won’t be able to avoid fine lines, dullness, and lifeless skin for long. Try out our 7-day skin glowing plan and see for yourself how much of a difference a healthy diet can make to your skin. In addition, add as many of these tips to your daily routine as possible.

  • Drink a lot of water (at least 2 liters a day) and avoid excessive caffeine
  • Drink hot water with lemon every morning
  • Avoid processed and fast foods that contain chemical ingredients
  • Stick to organic whenever possible
  • Eat enzyme-rich foods
  • Exercise, but not to excess
  • Take magnesium oxygen at bedtime
  • Take probiotics


BREAKFASTWarm water with lemon
Glowing skin smoothie
LUNCHBaked potato topped with beans and salsa sauce
1 cup broccoli sautéed with olive oil, garlic, and lime
2 tomatoes, sliced
DINNER1 cup foul with mixed vegetables and olive oil
½ baladi bread
SNACKS3 squares dark chocolate (70% or more)
2 sliced carrots with homemade hummus dip


BREAKFASTLemon juice with ginger
Green smoothie
1 cup sliced cucumbers
LUNCHBeet salad
DINNERQuinoa stuffed bell peppers*
SNACKSTDC Skin Glowing Smoothie*
30g almonds 


BREAKFASTWarm water with lemon
Chocolate oatmeal
LUNCH1 cup arugula/spinach with olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing
½ cup cooked quinoa
1 cup cooked chickpeas/lentils/black beans
DINNERVegetable soup
1 slice wholemeal toast/ ½ baladi bread
1 grilled corn
SNACKSSunshine smoothie
30g sunflower seeds or walnuts


BREAKFASTLemon juice with ginger
2 slices wholemeal toast
2 tablespoons almond/peanut butter
1 banana
LUNCHGreek salad
1 orange
DINNER4 tablespoons beetroot hummus
½ baladi bread
1 cup mixed raw vegetables
SNACKSTDC Skin Glowing Smoothie*
Berries or pineapple


BREAKFASTWarm water with lemon
Chia seed pudding*
1 grapefruit
LUNCH1 cup wholewheat pasta with 1 cup spinach and tomato sauce
DINNERMediterranean quinoa chickpea salad
SNACKS3 squares dark chocolate (70% or more)
Green smoothie


BREAKFAST1 tsp. Bee pollen with coconut oil, or warm water with lemon if you have allergies
Banana blueberry breakfast smoothie*
LUNCHTomato soup
1 slice wholemeal toast/ ½ baladi bread
1 large bowl mixed green salad with vinaigrette dressing
DINNERWalnut apple salad
SNACKSSweet potato chips
Sunshine smoothie


BREAKFASTLemon juice with ginger
LUNCHQuinoa salad*
1 cup broccoli sautéed with olive oil, garlic, and lime2 tomatoes, sliced
DINNER1 baked sweet potato
1 large bowl mixed green salad with vinaigrette dressing
SNACKSTDC Skin Glowing Smoothie*
30g almonds or pumpkin seeds


Banana Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie

  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds/flaxseeds
  • 3 tablespoons oats
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 1 cup water or ice cubes


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Chia Seed Pudding

  • 2 cups almond or coconut milk
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½ cup fresh strawberries


  • Blend all ingredients (except chia seeds) in blender until smooth.
  • Whisk in chia seeds.
  • Pour mixture into a jar and refrigerate overnight.


  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup almond milk OR water
  •  ½ banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • A dash of cinnamon, optional
  • Fresh fruit, optional


  • Combine all ingredients in a pot and heat until oats become soft.
  • Serve with fresh fruit on top, if desired.

Quinoa Salad (Serves 4)

  • 200 g quinoa
  • 25 g parsley
  • 25 g mint
  • One pomegranate, seeded
  • 100 g spring onions
  • 75 g pine nuts
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Rinse the quinoa in a sieve under cold running water for 2-3 minutes to remove the natural outer coating. Put the quinoa and salt in a saucepan with a tight-fitting lid and cover with the carefully measured cold water.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to very low, and cook for 12 minutes covered, or until the grain is tender.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, keeping the lid on the pan and set aside to steam for a further 10 minutes to fluff up the quinoa.
  • To make the dressing, mix the olive oil, lemon juice and honey in a bowl and season to taste.
  • To serve, add the remaining ingredients to the warm quinoa and pour the dressing over the mix. Mix well and season with fresh salt and pepper if desired.

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • ½ cup quinoa, cooked
  • 2 bell peppers, seeded and halved
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • ½ cup parsley leaves, chopped
  • Handful of mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Drizzle peppers with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper and roast for 20 minutes in the oven.
  • Heat other 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add zucchini and onions to pan. Cook for 10 minutes, then combine with parsley, mint, tomato, and quinoa.
  • Fill the peppers with quinoa mixture and roast for an additional 10-15 minutes.

TDC Skin Glowing Smoothie

  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 apple OR 1 pear
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseeds or chia seeds
  • 1 cup water or ice cubes


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

For a more customized nutrition plan based on your goals, needs, and preferences, you can contact our Nutritionist Donia Hilal at to get your very own nutrition plan.

Donia Hilal is a certified nutritionist with a degree in Nutrition from King’s College London. Her work focuses on women’s health in the Middle East, wellness, weight loss, and optimal pre- and post-natal nutrition. Passionate about real food and evidence based nutrition advice, Donia welcomes and enjoys guiding clients throughout every stage of their journey towards a healthier, happier life.

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