April 23

A Dietitian Goes to Pizza Expo

By Leslie Schilling, MA, RDN, CSSD Pizza has been a family-favorite meal for decades. This isn’t only true for my family but families across the United States. From time-to-time, this literally well-rounded meal catches flack for being on the not-so-healthy list. I believe that all foods can be a part of a family’s wellness routine […]

April 06

Fresh or Canned Tomatoes: How Do You Choose?

  With summer quickly approaching, fresh fruits and vegetables are delicious and in season, adding a boost of flavor and texture to some of your favorite summer dishes, from salads to sandwiches and beyond. Tomatoes pack many beneficial health compounds, such as fiber and vitamins A and C, promoting a healthy heart, as well as […]

March 25

What is Lycopene?

Maybe there’s a reason superheroes wear red capes! Lycopene [pronounced lie-kuh-peen], the naturally occurring compound that gives tomatoes their rich red color, has some pretty super powers. Natural chemical reactions in your body create free radicals, which move around the body setting off chain reactions that can damage cells and promote disease. Lycopene is an […]

February 17

A Can of Tomatoes Gets Dinner on the Table!

by Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian We often hear that “fresh is best,” but did you know that canned options are not only convenient, but also offer similar health benefits as fresh fruits and vegetables? While there are hundreds of varieties of canned foods available, today I’d like to applaud canned tomatoes for their […]

January 15

Top 9 Dietitian’s Tips for Enjoying Processed Tomatoes

  Every time you bite into a taco covered with salsa, a pile of pasta smothered in marinara, or steaming tomato soup, you are gaining health benefits linked with eating tomato products. Processed tomato products, including canned tomatoes, marinara sauce, tomato paste, salsa, and tomato soup, are rich in numerous health-protective nutrients, including fiber, potassium, […]

January 11

Brighten Up Your Winter with Tomato Products!

By Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE  Author Belly Fat Diet For Dummies, Blog: Mommyhoodbytes.com After a warm December, it’s certainly an adjustment to get used to the chilly January air. Overall this winter has been mild so far, but I still find myself daydreaming about warm summer days. It’s hard not to miss the warm, sunny […]

January 02

A New Spin on the Trusty Tomato

Written by Densie Webb, PhD, RD If you’re like me, you’re always on the lookout for fresh, new ways to use familiar foods, especially vegetables. Tomatoes are a perfect example of a versatile vegetable that can be added to dishes that may not immediately come to mind. Think of tomatoes, and the first foods you […]