Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Eatting Healthy With Hunt's Tomatoes #HuntsHealth

I recently invented a recipe. Sometimes things that taste the best are made by accident. I dedicate this recipe to my husband.  Him and I are trying to live a healthier lifestyle by eating healthy and exercising three times a week.

Lately, all the foods I have been making are with healthy foods. One food that I try to use all the time is tomatoes.  Tomatoes are good for your heart. They are low in calories, but rich in nutrients like potassium, fiber and the POWERFUL antioxidant called lycopene.  In fact, because tomatoes are so nutritious, the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans say people should try to eat one more serving of them each day.

My preferred canned tomato is Hunts. The lycopene in canned tomatoes, like Hunt’s, is easier for your body to use than from raw tomatoes, and you get seven times more lycopene from canned tomatoes than from the raw version.  Hunt’s tomatoes are convenient to use in lots of recipes.
All of Hunt’s tomatoes are grown in California and are 100 percent natural and come in lots of varieties, including No Salt Added.


My recipe wasn't ever really given a proper name because my family and I couldn't come up with a good one. So, we all decided on "SLOP".  I dedicate my "SLOP" to my husband and his health.





Ingredients:

1 pound meat (we prefer ground turkey)

1 bag of mixed vegetables

2 can of Hunt's diced tomatoes

1 can of kidney beans

1 box of noodles (optional, but tastes good under the slop)


First cook the ground meat:







While the meat is cooking, place the frozen vegetables, tomatoes, and kidney beans in a pot and cook.







Once meat is cooked place it in the pot of vegetables.








Cook the noodles.






Place the cooked noodles in a bowl and place "Slop" on top.








I have a family of six and I always have leftovers with this recipe. This is not only economical, but healthy for the whole family.

For more information about the health benefits of tomatoes, check out this interactive webinar:

http://www.rippeinfoservices.com/conagra-foods-science-institute/webinars/tomatoes-webinar.htm



    Do you have a heart healthy tomato recipe you can share with me and my readers?  Either make a post of it or leave it in my comments. I would love to hear about it!!


    Disclosure: I was compensated for this post by Hunt’s and TheMotherhood, but the recipe and opinions are my own.
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    4 comments

    1. That looks and sounds really good. I love soup year round so this would be something I'd like to try. Thanks.

      Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

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    2. That recipe sounds so healthy. Do your girls eat it? I would love to make something like that but I don't know if my kids would eat it.

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    3. New follower, I am going to try that recipe, hope my kids would like it too as Anne said, but I definitely would love it.

      http://www.design-it-floral.com

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    4. I haven't looked at the webinar yet, but I've also read in a magazine recently that women who eat more cooked tomatoes have less of a chance for osteoporosis!!! I love tomatoes and that's reason enough for me to keep eating them. Have a great day!

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