Reasons Why You Should Be Eating More Tomatoes (With Recipes)
Tomatoes are not only delicious gems, but they are also have healing capabilities. Here are the reasons why you should be eating more tomatoes (with recipes).
I love tomatoes. I love them raw. I love them cooked. I love them fresh. I love them canned. I love them in cold gazpacho and in hot creamy tomato soup. Okay, you get the picture…
Tomatoes are loved by most people because they taste awesome and they are so versatile. But, did you know that this humble fruit is really good for you?
In Chinese medicine, we use tomatoes to aid in digestion and to help detoxify the body. They are also good to combat excess cholesterol, lessen inflammation and curb asthma. Tomatoes can also quench thirst, and they can help fight some kidney infections. These are great reasons why you should be eating more tomatoes.
And can we just talk for a minute about how gorgeous tomatoes are? Multi-colored heirloom tomatoes are like works of art. I like to create no-recipe recipes featuring several varieties of beautiful tomatoes. The next time you need an idea for dinner, cook up some chicken cutlets — you can grill them or bake them. Lay them out on a pretty platter, and then top the chicken with a mound of cut up tomatoes. Use a mix of the purple, red, green, yellow, and orange ones. Add some fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and you’ve got an awesome dinner.
Or, slice up some ripe heirlooms and lay them out on garlic toast — this is a phenomenal appetizer or snack.
If one of the reasons you want to add more tomatoes to your diet is to help with your digestion, you may also want to download my free ebook all about how to heal your gut.
Okay, so enough non-recipe ideas. Keep scrolling for some of my favorite recipes using tomatoes. Remember, there really are great reasons why you should eat more tomatoes. So, pick out a few of these recipes and buy some awesome tomatoes…
Here Are Some Of My Favorite Tomato Recipes
1. Tomato Pomegranate Salad
This Tomato Pomegranate Salad is beautiful, simple, delicious, healthy, and easily customizable with the ingredients you have on hand.
2. Chicken Potato Tomato Skillet
Food just tastes better when you serve it in a skillet… so no need for a serving platter when you make this amazingly delicious Chicken Potato Tomato Skillet recipe.
3. Zoodles With Raw Tomato Basil Sauce
I love these Zoodles With Raw Tomato Basil Sauce as a side dish for my grilled fish. Or with my collard wrap for lunch. And I used the sauce as a salsa for some grain-free chips too! Ah, a multitasking dish… you gotta love it!
4. Spicy Chickpea Turkey And Tomato Stew
This Spicy Chickpea And Tomato Stew is comfort food at its best. It is so flavorful and it’s so healthy.
5. Vegan Caprese Salad With Hearts Of Palm
All the tastes and feels of a traditional Caprese salad but better. You really have to make this Vegan Caprese Salad With Hearts Of Palm.
6. Kale With Tomatoes And White Beans
I am not a raw kale lover, but I do love sautéed kale. Kale With Tomatoes And White Beans is right up my alley and I know that you will fall in love with it too.
7. Paleo Eggplant Parmesan
This Paleo Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite recipes. It hits all the marks of traditional eggplant parmesan and it is truly awesome.
Pick your favorite recipes from above, buy whatever varieties of tomatoes make you happy, and get cooking. You won’t be sorry.
If you make any of these tomato recipes, please be sure to let me know in the comments below. I love hearing how you like a recipe, and I love to answer your questions! If you make it, be sure to take a photo and tag me and post it on Instagram.
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