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September 15

Canned Tomato Challenge: San Marzano vs. USA

By Ashlea Hartz, N.C. In the shadows of the great Mt. Vesuvius lies a small town of San Marzano sul Sarno, near Naples, yes that’s in Italy not Florida. It was here, one story goes, that a tomato seed gifted to the people of Naples from the royalty of Peru was first planted in the […]

August 09

El Tomate: un Ingrediente Esencial en la Cocina

Ximena Jimenez  Me encanta cocinar, sobre todo si son platillos latinos, y por eso no pueden faltar en mi cocina los tomates frescos y enlatados. Siendo una niña aprendí de las mujeres en mi familia que los tomates son un ingrediente esencial en casi todas nuestras recetas, desde los guisos y sofritos, hasta los estofados […]

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 […]

April 23

A Dietitian Goes to Pizza Expo

By Leslie Schilling, MA, RDN, CSSD Pizza has been a family-favorite meal for decades. This isn’t only true for my family but families across the United States. From time-to-time, this literally well-rounded meal catches flack for being on the not-so-healthy list. I believe that all foods can be a part of a family’s wellness routine […]

April 06

Fresh or Canned Tomatoes: How Do You Choose?

  With summer quickly approaching, fresh fruits and vegetables are delicious and in season, adding a boost of flavor and texture to some of your favorite summer dishes, from salads to sandwiches and beyond. Tomatoes pack many beneficial health compounds, such as fiber and vitamins A and C, promoting a healthy heart, as well as […]

January 15

Top 9 Dietitian’s Tips for Enjoying Processed Tomatoes

  Every time you bite into a taco covered with salsa, a pile of pasta smothered in marinara, or steaming tomato soup, you are gaining health benefits linked with eating tomato products. Processed tomato products, including canned tomatoes, marinara sauce, tomato paste, salsa, and tomato soup, are rich in numerous health-protective nutrients, including fiber, potassium, […]

January 02

A New Spin on the Trusty Tomato

Written by Densie Webb, PhD, RD If you’re like me, you’re always on the lookout for fresh, new ways to use familiar foods, especially vegetables. Tomatoes are a perfect example of a versatile vegetable that can be added to dishes that may not immediately come to mind. Think of tomatoes, and the first foods you […]

December 13

Canned Tomatoes: Your “Elf on the Shelf” this Holiday Season

By Kaley Todd, MS, RDN  Enjoy the holiday season tomato style! Too often the hustle and bustle of the holiday season leaves us undernourished, sleep deprived, and stressed. As we are thinking of others during this time of thanks and joy, it is also important to think of ourselves. We tend to sacrifice health and […]

October 05

Cauliflower Pizza Muffins

By the Nutrition Twins!   Did someone say delicious bite-sized cheese pizza muffins, that are actually healthy, waistline-friendly and easy to prep for a busy weeknight dinner? We sure did—and we’re signing you up for a delicious mouthful of these little guys! As you may know if you’ve read our blogs, we often mention how […]

September 24

Canned Tomatoes Good for Your Health, Easy on Your Pocketbook

Canned tomato products, ranging from whole peeled tomatoes to tomato paste, are not only convenient and economical, they all provide the health benefits of fresh tomatoes. In fact, in some cases, they are more concentrated sources of the nutrients found in fresh tomatoes, such as the antioxidant lycopene (cooking breaks down the tomato’s cell wall, […]