Category Archives: Health

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]