Author Archives: tomatowellness

November 05

Food & Fitness After 50: It’s Movember: A Movement to Raise Awareness on Prostate Cancer

In 2003, two friends in Melbourne, Australia were having a beer when they began talking about fashions and fads that have faded with time. The conversation got around to moustaches and they decided to bring back the facial hair in the month of November. Inspired by a friend’s mom who was raising funds for breast […]

November 01

One Aisle, So Many Meals

By Jen Haugen, RDN, LD If I stop to think about my pattern of grocery shopping, there’s one aisle I never miss.  Yes, as a registered dietitian and mom, I start in the produce aisle (that way I have an entirely empty cart to load up on fruits and veggies!),that’s probably no surprise.  But that […]

October 29

Tomato Products Spell Winter Comfort

By Sharon Palmer, RD, The Plant-Powered Dietitian Winter is upon us, which means it’s the perfect time to enjoy all of those hearty foods that bring comfort to the mind, body and soul. And it’s a great time to stock your pantry with tomato products, including canned tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, pasta sauce, tomato […]

October 21

How to say “YES” to Pizza

Don’t fret, pizza lovers! You can still have your pie and eat it, too. We all know pizza is delicious, but believe it or not, it can be a surprisingly healthy snack or meal. With a little bit of creativity and some basic portion control, we don’t say no to pizza. Check out some fun […]

October 12

The Best Vegetarian Chili EVER!

by Anjali Shah, The Picky Eater This Vegetarian Chili is my absolute favorite recipe. It’s one of the first I made when I was starting out as a home cook and hosting my first dinner party. I was super nervous about how it would turn out because I wasn’t used to making up recipes or […]

September 15

Canned Tomato Challenge: San Marzano vs. USA

By Ashlea Hartz, N.C. In the shadows of the great Mt. Vesuvius lies a small town of San Marzano sul Sarno, near Naples, yes that’s in Italy not Florida. It was here, one story goes, that a tomato seed gifted to the people of Naples from the royalty of Peru was first planted in the […]

September 08

Why Canned Tomatoes Should Be In Your Pantry + Lasagna Soup Recipe

by Jen Haugen, RDN, LD I love this recipe because it combines all the ingredients I love – tomatoes, pasta, pesto, cheese – into a filling soup that nourishes and warms the soul.  I could eat soup every day so it is natural for me to take a favorite main dish and try to turn it […]