Category Archives: Health

September 21

Enjoy an Endless Summer with Tomato Products

  By Sharon Palmer, RDN In the middle of winter and with snow piled in many cities across the country, it’s hard not to daydream about summer. And there certainly is a lot to love about summertime. There are the hot days, the warm nights, the easy-breezy lifestyle, and of course, the in-season produce. Colorful […]

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 […]

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 […]

December 30

Vegetarian Lasagna Roll-Ups

by Alexandra Caspero MA, RD, CLT You are going to love these lasagna rolls! They are cheesy, saucy, and packed with protein! Baked eggplant and zucchini slices stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella and quinoa. The rolled up, covered in tomato sauce and baked to gooey perfection! No dairy? No problem! This recipe is easily made vegan with […]

December 19

Peruvian Chicken Stew

by Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD When I moved to the United States from Lima, Peru, I was far away from my family and clueless about how to cook and what to eat. Living with American roommates, I was introduced to grabbing a handful of cereal for breakfast while running out the door. For lunch and […]