Meet Kelli Shallal, MPH, RD! Kelli is our Tomato Wellness Registered Dietitian for June 2021, and she is excited to share some of her favorite delicious recipes starring tomato products. Kelli Shallal is the author of the best-selling book Meal Prep for Weight loss, 30 Day Healthy Weight Loss Plan and Cookbook, and the blogger behind the popular healthy living blog, Hungry Hobby. She is a private practice Registered Dietitian with a Master’s in Public Health from Loma Linda University and a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer. Kelli regularly appears in the media. Her quotes and recipes have been featured on major media outlets including Today’s Dietitian, Food & Nutrition Magazine, Good Morning Arizona (3TV), AZTV, Shape, Fitness, Health, Runners World, and Self. Kelli lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband Paul, young son Kal, Rhodesian Ridgeback pup Nala, and cat Missy. Follow her on Instagram @hungryhobbyRD.
Kelli says, “I love using canned tomato products because they are a convenient way to add nutrients and flavor punch to almost any dish. While tomatoes are a summer fruit, the quick harvesting and canning process locks in nutrients and freshness so you can enjoy them all year long. And since I’m always trying to make healthy eating convenient, I love that canned tomato products take the prep work out of the equation, meaning healthy meals come together faster with more flavor and nutrients!”
Need more recipe inspiration? Check out some of Kelli’s favorite recipes featuring tomato products!
6 Family-Friendly Recipes from Kelli Shallal, MPH, RDN
You can use canned tomato products in just about anything to add flavor and nutrition. From sauces to appetizers to soups, these recipes are packed with the power of tomatoes, so be sure to give them a try this month!
BBQ Chipotle Sauce
This bbq chipotle sauce is the perfect sauce for chicken, seafood, pork, and beef. It's the perfect blend between barbecue and fiery chipotle in adobo sauce.
Spinach Con Queso
Homemade spinach con queso (without the processed cheese) that you won’t be able to resist! The perfect cheesy appetizer for any get-together.
Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
This Instant Pot Tortilla Soup is THE BEST and can be made with fresh or rock-solid frozen chicken breasts for an easy flavor-packed dinner!
Healthy Hamburger Soup
This veggie-loaded healthy hamburger soup recipe is a good old fashion soup that is easy to make, and everyone will love to eat!
Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Chili
This leftover turkey chili is the perfect way to use up your Thanksgiving turkey! It's thick and hearty, loaded with veggies, and perfect for pouring on top of leftover stuffing, cornbread, or even mash potatoes!
Instant Pot Turkey Chili
This instant pot turkey chili is the BEST turkey chili for Sunday game day or any chilly night. Thick, hearty, and saucy loaded with turkey, veggies, and beans!