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Hunt’s & Healthy Living – A Recipe and Family Strategy
This post is dedicated to my family. We have embarked on a culinary adventure combining healthy eating with fun. Tomatoes are a large part of our diet. We are making our food fun again.
Did you know that tomatoeos are a superfood?According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010, we should “consume more of certain foods and nutrients such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, and seafood.” 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.
I am having a love affair with tomatoes but this love affair only started within the last several years. My husband has always loved and cooked with tomatoes. I am having a lot of fun creating dishes and sharing this love of tomatoes with my children.
Did you know tomatoes are good for your heart? (It’s easy to remember because they’re red.) They are low in calories, but rich in nutrients like potassium, fiber and the POWERFUL antioxidant called lycopene.
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. Hunt’s tomatoes come in lots of varieties, including No Salt Added.
Grilled Salmon with Tomato, Basil & Vinaigrette Sauce
Ingredients for sauce:
Hunt's Diced Tomatoes – 2 small cans or about 1 cup
Basil – 1 Cup, Chopped and Packed
Balsamic vinegar – 1/4 Cup
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1 Cup
Garlic – 2 Cloves
Sugar – small amount to balance out the acidity of the tomatoes
Salt & Pepper to taste
Blend the EVOO and Balsamic Vinegar together with the basil and garlic cloves. Add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Add the Hunt's tomatoes and quickly blend once more. I prefer the tomatoes to be chunky so I blend them for just a few seconds to mix everything up. Add Salt and Pepper to taste.
I leave this sauce at room temperature until the fish is ready and pour generously on top. The fish heats the sauce. Enjoy!
TIP: I always make extra to use as a marinade and use with other dishes.
For more information: Tomato Consumption and Health: Emerging Benefits
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