Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

June 18

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 […]

April 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 […]

March 16

Celebrate Eggs & Tomatoes!

By NourishRD Peanut butter and jelly, bread and butter, peas and carrots. Some foods are just meant to go together. And one delicious, yet somewhat under-appreciated pairing is the mouth-watering combo of eggs and tomatoes. While the idea of green eggs and ham is fun (especially for St. Patrick’s Day!), this other colorful dynamic duo […]

March 10

It’s Taco Tuesday – Two Minute Salsa

  Taco Tuesday means chips and salsa. Try this easy salsa recipe tonight! 2 Cans (10oz each) Diced Tomatoes 1 Jalapeno, cored, seeds removed (if you like mild salsa, use ½ jalapeno) ½ yellow onion 1 cup cilantro (one heaping handful cilantro leaves) 1 garlic clove 1 tsp salt Just combine all of the ingredients […]

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 […]

February 01

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 […]

January 15

Rustic Tomato Soup with Parmesan Croutons

by Miriam Rubin I first tasted this earthy soup at a little neighborhood restaurant in New York City and I recreated if for my own kitchen. The recipe is so easy, the soup has a pure tomato flavor, and the freshly made croutons provide body and crunch. As a plus, diced canned tomatoes and especially […]

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 […]