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Tomatoes Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Tomatoes.

Dining Out: Italian Cuisine

Characteristics: These simple menu items have lots of flavor. Portions in the U.S. are often double those served overseas. Many dishes are very high in fat and calories, so diligence is a must. Common Ingredients: Entrees are often d...  Read more

Build a Better Burrito

Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add...  Read more

Herbs and Spices to ''Spark'' Your Food

Wake up your taste buds! Cooking with herbs and spices will enhance the flavor of healthy foods without adding fat, salt, sugar, or calories. Herbs and spices contribute bright color, savory taste and sensational aroma. Tips for using herbs and...  Read more

5 Savory Salad Ideas for Fall and Winter

During the hot summer months, we automatically add salads to our menu plans. A big bowl of crisp lettuce, cool cucumbers and sun-ripened tomatoes tossed lightly with an oil-and-vinegar dressing is always refreshing during the warmest time of the year...  Read more

Beyond Burgers: Fun Foods You Can Grill

An outdoor grill lets you cook up a tasty, healthful meal while creating a great atmosphere for chatting with friends and family on a warm summer evening. But after months of grilling out, you may grow tired of the same old chicken breasts and turkey...  Read more

Grape tomatoes all but replaced cherry tomatoes?
Updated 2/1/2016 12:20:18 PM

This board, though not ideal, seems the most likely place to ask. In the years since "grape" tomatoes hit the market in a big way, cherry tomatoes seem difficult to find. Anyone know the industry and why this is so?...  Read more

I especially like to grow heirloom tomatoes, espec

I especially like to grow heirloom tomatoes, especially beefsteaks and larger tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes are fun too--sungold, it isn't heirloom, but it grows really well here....  Read more

Wow, that is a beautiful tomato. I do have a de

Wow, that is a beautiful tomato. I do have a dehydrator, but not the fancy Excalibur, American harvest brand....  Read more

I think zucchini and tomatoes are easy for beginne

I think zucchini and tomatoes are easy for beginners. I'm not a gardening expert though, for sure, just hoping to share and learn with this thread....  Read more

Spaghetti squash with ground turkey tomato sauce f

Spaghetti squash with ground turkey tomato sauce for me, along with a salad with 1 Tbsp of blue cheese vinaigrette (so worth the indulgence)...  Read more

EAT A TOMATO your heart and diet

A daily dose of tomatoes lowers artery clogging LDL Cholesterol. Tomatoes, low sodium tomato juice,tomato soup, and tomato sauce can also keep blood sugar levels controlled. Tomatoes are loaded with vitamins and can help protect you from some cancer...  Read more

Drying food

Love dried tomatoes so when they become cheap buy & dry them & make my own sun dried tomatoes. That way I know what's in them...  Read more

10 New Ways to Eat Tomatoes

Tips for Best Tomato TasteChoose unblemished ripe tomatoes from a farmers’ market or your family garden. Heirloom varieties come in different flavors and colors—for example, yellow tomatoes are generally milder and less acidic; some types...  Read more

Quick Fix: Cut Sodium and Stretch a Buck!

Here's a tip for all of you who are watching your sodium. With minimal effort, you can boost nutrients and slim down your comfort foods!Canned pasta sauce, sloppy joe mix and chilis are fantastic time savers. However, they're often high in sugar and...  Read more

tomatoes tomatoes tomatoes

today I picked 136 tomatoes. It is like this daily. I didn't stay out there because it was just too hot and I felt the sweat dripping off me. Ya, I am a city girl. I know. We have given a ton away so now I guess I am left with no choice but to mak...  Read more

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes

Big tomatoes, roma tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes. My daughter Lori sent them to work with her husband and Gail picked them up. Guess what I'm having for the next week probably. I'm so fortunate. She grows such great tomatoes. Lori said there was...  Read more