The Tomato Products Wellness Council and SCAN Announce Winners for the Great Tomato Tip-Off Contest!
1st PLACE: Colleen Kvaska, MA, RD, CDE teaches nutrition courses at
Toss diced, canned Tomatoes with jalapenos and black beans for a satisfying salsa.
To save time, use canned, chopped tomatoes in tacos and tostadas.
Pour tomato sauce over sliced Meatloaf, add sprigs of parsley for eye appeal.
Add canned tomatoes to canned soups to boost Vitamin C and potassium.
Toss drained, diced tomatoes with freshly chopped basil, spoon on to grilled fish.
Pour canned, diced tomatoes over chicken breasts, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake.
Scatter Italian seasoned, canned tomatoes on a baked frozen pizza for a fresh taste.
Add diced, drained, canned tomatoes to cooked Spanish rice or couscous.
Make Tuesday the day you make sure to eat at least three tomato products. As a reminder of all the wonderful nutrients in tomatoes (vitamin C, lycopene, and other health promoting disease fighting compounds) on Tuesdays, make sure you eat at least three tomato products. Add tomato paste to soups, stews and casseroles; drink tomato juice for breakfast; take a spoonful of diced tomatoes and add them to a wrap or sandwich; add extra tomato sauce to your pizza slice. Get creative — if it’s Tuesday, it’s tomato day.
While you are trying to brainstorm ways to eat healthy tomatoes, think cross-culturally. Mexican food is known for spicy salsas, containing garlic, lime and cilantro. Italians create traditional dishes with elegant spaghetti sauces, flavorful pizza sauce, and tomato bruschetta. Some African stews made in slow cookers have a tomato and peanut butter base. Always keep cans of tomatoes in stock at home. When looking for a new twist on dinner, pick a tomato dish from another culture and innovatively add your own blend of spices and food combinations. Be creative, because it never hurts to try something new!
The Tomato Products Wellness Council is an organization of tomato growers, processors and well-known brands working to create awareness of the health benefits of tomato products by providing industry-wide leadership, communications and scientific research.
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