Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

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 […]

July 28

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

By Amari Thomsen, RD Think beyond coleslaw and sauerkraut and use cabbage in a more creative way! These stuffed cabbage rolls feature delicious crunchy cabbage coated in a sweet red wine tomato sauce. Use these rolls as a tasty appetizers or a healthy lunch! Not only is this recipe low in calories and fat, it’s […]

July 26

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Chicken Enchiladas

By Kylie of Imma Eat That It’s always a good time for enchiladas.  Is it weird to wrap up enchiladas with little, baby cabbages inside?  I say no.  This is mainly because lately I’ve been living in a Brussels sprouts obsessed phase.  And also because it’s always a good time for enchiladas, whether they’re filled […]

July 24

Guest Blog (From Greece): Tomato Paste, a Mediterranean Staple and Why You Should Use It

by Elena Paravantes, RD In my mother’s descriptions of my grandmother’s cooking and her own, one ingredient would come up that seemed odd to me: tomato paste. I would wonder: why would you use all these fresh ingredients and then add a canned tomato product? Well, in the olden days it served a purpose: it was […]

July 03

A RED, White & Blue 4th of July

By Sharon Palmer, RD, author of Plant-Powered for Life Most traditional, cultural diets—whether from Peru or Asia—are based on plants. Even in our own country, our diet once gravitated more towards plants. My mother, who grew up in Arkansas, enjoyed a wholesome plant-based diet; a typical meal was black-eyed peas, foraged greens, roasted tomatoes, and […]

June 17

Can Tomatoes Help Your Kid Eat More Veggies?

As school books are bought, back-to-school shopping is underway, and daily meal prep becomes crazier than ever—vegetables are easily forgotten.  They’re not always a child’s best friend. In fact, sometimes they may appear as a kid’s worst nightmare, especially if forced to eat their veggies before leaving the table. But, what if there was a […]

May 30

Penne Puttanesca

  by Leslie P. Schilling, MA, RDN, CSSD, LDN I’m not Italian, but I aspire to be. This recipe has been tweaked and, I like to think, perfected over the course of a decade. We even searched for a better one in Italy and couldn’t find it. It’s quick, easy and the robust flavor will […]

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 […]