Posts Tagged ‘tomatoes’

Purple Carrot Ketchup – Low Sugar and Full of Antioxidants

Purple Carrot Ketchup

Purple Carrot Ketchup is a homemade low sugar recipe of one of America’s favorite condiments. And not only is the color fun and 100% natural it adds a little added nutritional boost. The purple carrots get their color from antioxidants known as anthocyanins. Plus, you get the antioxidant lycopene from the tomatoes. With just a…

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Swiss Chard Rolls – An Excellent Source of Vitamins

Swiss Chard Rolls

Swiss Chard Rolls are similar to Cabbage Rolls and Dolmades (Greek Stuffed Grape Leaves) but made with more tender chard instead of the tougher cabbage and grape leaves. To up the nutrition, this recipe uses quinoa instead of rice. Swiss chard (aka rainbow chard), like all dark leafy greens, is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E, and K…

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Easy No-Fuss Gazpacho – The Perfect Summer Soup

gazpacho

Gazpacho is the perfect summer soup, using fresh seasonal ingredients with no cooking required. Some recipes blanch the peel off the tomato and others puree each vegetable individually. Neither step is necessary, in my opinion. Traditionally it is served with croutons or toast points (cut bread into triangles, butter, and toast). No-Fuss Gazpacho Ingredients 24…

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5 Lessons Research Teaches us about Preparing Tomatoes

Preparing Tomatoes

Preparing Tomatoes is a common occurrence, and they are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and carotenoids, such as lycopene. Many studies have shown their benefits for cardiovascular health, and current studies are investigating their benefit for the prevention of cancers, depression, and other health issues. Scientific studies have also shown several…

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Pico De Gallo – Loaded with Healthy Antioxidants

pico de gallo

Pico de Gallo is a simple raw salsa made with tomatoes, onions, peppers, and cilantro. It is delicious with chips or alongside your favorite Mexican dishes. This salsa is loaded with healthy antioxidants like vitamins A and C as well as the specific flavonoids from the tomato (lycopene), peppers (capsaicin) and onions (quercitin). The amounts…

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Keep Hydrated with These 8 Summer Produce Superstars

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It is essential to keep hydrated during the hot summer months. Water is vital to keep your body functioning correctly. When it is hot and humid outside, you need to replace the water that is lost to sweating. Luckily, much of the produce that is in peak during those months are high in water content,…

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Sheet Pan Roast Chicken and Summer Vegetables

Sheet Pan Roast Chicken

When summer heats up, this sheet pan roast chicken and summer vegetables make the perfect quick and healthy meal. Fresh herbs with chicken and seasonal vegetables roasted together in one pan for quick clean up. The bright colors of summer vegetables like eggplant, summer squashes, and tomatoes are loaded with health-boosting antioxidants. Plus they have…

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Zucchini Salsa – Alternative To Tomato Salsa

Zucchini Salsa

This Zucchini Salsa is a wonderful alternative to tomato salsa. Instead of the lycopene from the tomato, you get more beta-carotene from the squash. Or you can toss in some chopped fresh tomatoes and get plenty of both. I went with raw zucchini for all of those raw food lovers out there. But, if you…

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3 Summer Fruits to Keep Out of the Fridge

Summer Fruits

Most people know that summer fruits and vegetables like bananas, potatoes, and onions should not be stored in the fridge. But things start to get a little confusing with items like tomatoes, melons, and stone fruits. As odd as it may sound, these three fruits should not be stored in the refrigerator. The best storage spot…

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Fennel and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta – Fiber and Nutrients

Fennel and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Fennel is fantastic in so many ways. This fennel and sun-dried tomato pasta recipe proves that! It’s the high fiber content, and loads of nutrients make this licorice-flavored bulb very heart-healthy. I don’t let any of it go to waste: the fennel fronds can be tossed into a salad or chopped up in a tomato…

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