Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

June 06

Celebrate Dad with Health-Protective Tomatoes!

By Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian™ The weather is warming up and Father’s Day is just around the corner—both serve as a perfect excuse to throw a family BBQ, potluck, or picnic. And no summertime picnic or BBQ would be the same without the use of tomato products. Whether it’s chips and salsa, smoky baked beans, […]

November 01

Baked Ziti That Will Change Your Life

By Katie Reines RD You have found the cheap, easy, vegan comfort deliciousness that everyone, I mean it, EVERYONE will love. My crowd-pleasing baked ziti has been shown to significantly increase the chances of making a healthy-eater out of anyone. Yes, the dietitian (who cooks for people with picky eaters in the family) has spoken. See […]

May 18

Warm Weather Calls for Tomato Products, Too

  Sharon Palmer, RDN Just because the days are longer and warmer, it doesn’t mean that you can’t rely on canned goods, such as tomato products in the kitchen. Stocking your pantry with economical, convenient canned tomatoes, pasta sauce, salsa, and tomato paste means you are ready to enjoy quick and healthy meals all season […]

May 03

Dive into #MeatlessMonday with Italian Grilled Cheese! Spoiler: It’s also gluten free and paleo friendly!

By: Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT of Shaw’s Simple Swaps   Ever feel like you have the same thing every #meatlessmonday? Well, stress no more, I’m here today to tell you there are many delicious, nutritious, flavor packed options available to spice up your Monday when you think outside the “box”! Now, what do I […]

April 22

Mediterranean Baked Goat Cheese

Growing up with an Italian mother, there are three things you will always find in my kitchen; olive oil, garlic, and canned tomatoes.  On a busy Sunday I can easily throw together homemade pasta sauce or wake up with my favorite brunch dish: shakshuka. Just last week I was doing some last minute entertaining and, […]

January 12

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 […]

December 31

Chunky Tomato, Chickpeas & Mushroom Stew

By Vicki Shanta Retelny I love tomato products; I use them in many of my recipes.  This recipe, Chunky Tomato, Chickpeas & Mushroom Stew, offers a delicious and filling option in the cold winter months.  It’s a comfort food recipe without a lot of excess fat and calories, and jammed with the antioxidant, lycopene, that can keep your […]