Top Ten Tips to Increase Your Total Tomato Intake

July 18, 2012 | Permalink

Tomatoes are a natural source of lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant which may have health benefits. Here are a just a few suggestions for incorporating more tomatoes into your daily diet:

  1. Substitute "OJ" (orange juice) with "TJ" (tomato juice) three or four mornings per week.
  2. Add canned organic tomatoes to your favorite ingredients for omelets, frittatas or quiches.
  3. Add organic salsa to scrambled eggs for a breakfast dish with a Mexican flair.
  4. Warm up during the fall and winter months with a good, old-fashioned bowl of tomato soup.
  5. Add heaping amounts of organic crushed tomatoes to your favorite toppings on a baked potato.
  6. Use canned organic diced tomatoes in your favorite bruschetta recipes.
  7. Add canned organic tomato paste to your gravies for a richer, thicker sauce.
  8. Replace fat-heavy dips and potato chips with baked tortilla chips and salsa.
  9. Use canned organic whole tomatoes and tomato paste in your tomato-based pasta sauces.
  10. Eat more processed tomato products like spaghetti sauce and canned tomatoes. Processed tomatoes have a higher lycopene content than fresh tomatoes.

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