Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

January 26

Why Buying USA-Grown Tomato Products Matters 🇺🇸

Every visit to the grocery store or a restaurant is a chance for you to voice which products and companies you want to support. We vote with our food dollars. Do you want organic, less sugar, more flavors or lower prices? Your votes are tabulated through your purchases and ultimately your options/quality of products will […]

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 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 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 […]

September 04

What this Dietitian Learned on a Cannery Tour

TOMATOES, PLEASE!!! Watch and share this adorable animated short that shows how tomatoes go from #FieldToSealed within hours, and the community that you support when you buy USA #CannedTomatoes 🍅❤️🥫#TasteOfSummertimeAllYearLong #EndlessSummer #TomatoWellness #FreshThanFresh pic.twitter.com/VWFyxYG69i — Tomato Wellness (@TomatoWellness) August 26, 2019 By Leslie Schilling, RD  No foods were quite so delicious to me as a […]

August 02

Thin Crust Spinach Pizza (Ready In Under 30 Minutes)

By Caroline Kaufman, MS, RDN Spinach  is awesome!   And as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,  I want to celebrate everyday like it’s national spinach day.   And spinach, tomato sauce and cheese?   One of the best combos.  I’ve cooked up a super quick and easy dinner recipe for spinach pizza that I’d love to share with you.   I’m […]