Happy National Nutrition Month! While we celebrate dietitians all year ’round, March is a dedicated month where we celebrate these nutrition professionals and spread information to the public regarding recipes, tips, and more. Dietitians play a huge role in helping others learn more about nutrition, how to cook healthful recipes, and much more, so if you know a registered dietitian, be sure to send them a big virtual hug this month for all the hard work they do!
This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Personalize Your Plate”, which is all about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. The good news is that eating healthfully doesn’t have to be complicated! You don’t need a heavily involved recipe to have a great meal; you can have something nutritious on the table in under 30 minutes based on staple pantry items. That’s why we are big fans of canned tomatoes; not only are they affordable, but they are also sustainable, full of nutrition, and incredibly convenient! Want to know more about why canned tomatoes are amazing? Check out these Top 11 Reasons to Go Red with Tomato Products!
Having canned tomatoes (and other pantry staples) on hand will make weeknight dinners a cinch, and you don’t have to sacrifice flavor or health, either! That’s why we are sharing some of our favorite easy, nutritious recipes (featuring canned tomatoes) to get you inspired in the kitchen this month. From breakfast to soups to entrees, there is something here for everyone! So, without further adieu, here are 15 Easy, Nutritious Recipes for National Nutrition Month!
Red Gold Tomatoes
A variety of veggies combined with eggs make a great start to the day.
Rise and shine! This easy, savory tomato smoothie is like a healthy, nutrient-rich, alcohol-free Bloody Mary. Rich in lycopene—thanks to a whole can of tomatoes—it’s a great snack, post-exercise drink, and light breakfast.
Enjoy the balance of sweet and spicy flavors in this vibrant salsa that is so easy to make and great for any occasion!
Pacific Coast Producers
Frequently ordering pizza from fast food places may not be the healthiest option for dinner, but do you know what is? This delicious pizza roll recipe is made with homemade marinara. Trust us, you won’t regret trying this recipe!
Whip up these crispy fish tacos with tomato-cabbage slaw, avocado crema, and a healthy dose of salsa in no time! Ready in 30 minutes, this is the perfect light, delicious meal ideal for any night of the week.
Slow cook these pork meatballs in tomato sauce. You’ll love the mozzarella surprise in the middle. Great for kids’ dinner or a football party!
Get the rich flavor of mole negro in only 30 minutes with smart, delicious shortcuts like canned tomatoes, peanut butter and chipotles in adobo sauce. Perfect with tamales, enchiladas, roasted chicken, turkey or pork and eggs.
Here’s how you rethink your plate: a fresh green salad and whole grain pizza all in one meal that you can whip up in 40 minutes. Now that’s quick and delicious eating for even the busiest night of your week!
Red Gold Tomatoes
This one-skillet meal comes together in just 30 minutes making it a delicious option for a a weeknight dinner. Pasta with white chicken meat, our diced tomatoes, and spinach all in a creamy sauce.
These stuffed bell peppers make easy, wholesome containers for ground beef, zucchini, diced tomatoes and rice. A simple, all-in-one baked dinner ready in about an hour while you relax.
Who doesn’t love delicious, nutrient-packed tacos? This recipe is full of flavor and spices that your entire family will enjoy. Plus, it’s super simple to whip up in just 20 minutes!
This classic, plant-based (vegan) recipe for home-made tomato soup calls upon only 5 ingredients
Add a small swirl of basil pesto and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese to each bowl of this potato florentine soup for added Italian flavor.
Red beans over rice are a Southern favorite, and here, some ground beef and spinach are added as well. Finely chopping the spinach adds the extra nutritional value of green vegetables without changing the customary ﬂavor of the dish.
This simple, flavorful 4-ingredient side dish for Roasted Rosemary Potatoes and Tomatoes can be whipped up easy-peasy, out of ingredients you probably have in your pantry right now.