Category Archives: Tomato Products

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 16

Pandemic adds turmoil to tomato season

By Kevin Hecteman, AgAlert  The 2020 tomato crop is being planted into a world of uncertainty. “I guess we’re gambling right now,” said Aaron Barcellos, who grows processing tomatoes in Merced and Fresno counties. “We’re rolling the dice that it’s all going to be fine by August, when we start harvest.” The U.S. Department of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]