Tag Archives: recipes

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 […]

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 […]

September 01

Celebrate National Linguini Day, the Healthy Way!

By Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian™ There are so many fallacies out there regarding carbohydrates! Don’t even get me started on pasta’s negative reputation. You can thank the low-carb, high-protein diet craze for fueling our seemingly un-ending confusion about carbohydrates—especially pasta, bread, and potatoes—and their supposed negative impacts on our health. But it’s not […]

August 30

Summer Bean Gazpacho Soup

By Ginger Hultin MS RD LDN Gazpacho is a traditional Spanish soup which is most often tomato-based and served cold.  Very quick and easy to make, this soup is perfect for summertime if you do not feel like cooking.  Adding beans to this raw veggie-filled dish balances it with added protein and fiber.  Adding lemon […]

March 01

During National Nutrition Month, Make it better with Tomatoes

Every March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month. Throughout the month, registered dietitians encourage Americans to fill their plate with nutritious foods and to celebrate eating for your health. This year, the theme is to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”, which is perfectly in-line with the Tomato Wellness message of […]

May 01

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Tomato Products!

by Sharon Palmer, RD What’s Cinco de Mayo all about?  It’s a celebration held on the fifth day of May to commemorate Mexican heritage and pride; though, specifically it’s traced back to the Mexican’s remarkable victory over French forces on May 5, 1862.  In modern times, we make Cinco de Mayo a celebration of Mexican […]

April 17

Three Shockingly Easy, Heart Healthy (and Delicious!) Appetizers!

By Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD The Spanish LOVE to eat tomatoes and according to Fruittoday Euromagazine, they eat almost 40 pounds per person annually! As with all Mediterranean cuisines, the tomato is an essential ingredient of Spanish cooking. Spaniards eat tomatoes every day and prepare them in a variety of ways, including fresh, crushed, stewed […]

April 03

Make Your Pizza Night a Healthy Meal Night!

  by Sharon Palmer, RD It’s a fact: Americans love their pizza!  Across the nation, both the young and the old embrace pizza as one of their favorite meals.  Whether its game day, your family’s traditional “pizza night”, or a quick frozen meal for a busy day, pizza offers the simplicity of a hearty one-dish […]

March 19

The One Change that Could Change Your Health

By Corinne Dobbas, MS, RD Nutrition Counselor, Writer and Speaker Many of my clients say, “I just don’t have time to make dinner.” If this phrase isn’t uttered, then I’ll hear something along the lines of, “But, I just don’t know how or want to cook.” After these words are said, I’ll sit and let […]

February 14

Make it Red This Valentine’s Day: Top 5 Ways to Show Your Love Love with Tomatoes

  by Corinne Dobbas, RD This Valentine’s Day, add red—the color of love—to your special someone’s meals. After all, red is the color of passion, romance, and excitement. Not only will your “make it red” addition further ignite your chemistry, it will fire-up your body’s defenses against cardiovascular disease, oxidative stress, inflammation, and prostate cancer, […]