Meet family nutrition expert, Liz Weiss, MS, RDN! Liz is our Tomato Wellness Registered Dietitian for May 2021, and she’ll be busy all month sharing family-pleasing recipes starring tomato products — salsa, canned tomatoes, and marinara. Liz is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and host of the Liz’s Healthy Table blog and podcast. If you head to her website, you’ll find easy and nourishing recipes aimed at making family mealtime doable and delicious; entertaining cooking videos; e-cookbooks; and free printables including her aisle-by-aisle Supermarket Shopping List and 7-Day Meal Planner. Liz has written several cookbooks including the playful Color, Cook, Eat! coloring cookbook series, and she is a content contributor to Today’s Dietitian magazine and the American Institute for Cancer Research. Liz received her undergrad nutrition degree from the University of Rhode Island, her Master’s in Nutrition Communications from Boston University, and a Professional Chef’s Certificate from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. You can find Liz on various social platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Head over to the Tomato Wellness Facebook page on May 26th at 1pm ET to tune into a cooking demo with Liz! She will be whipping up a new recipe for Hummus Shakshuka Bowls, so you don’t want to miss it!
Liz says, “Like many busy parents and working professionals, a well-stocked pantry saved the day at mealtime during the pandemic. With fewer trips to the grocery store, I turned to pantry staples like jarred pasta sauce, salsa, and canned crushed tomatoes to get healthy meals on my family’s table night after night. From my Last-Minute Black Bean Soup made with salsa to my Pantry Peanut Butter Chickpea Soup made with canned tomato sauce, tomato products saved the day (and provided important nourishment) as we gathered around the table.”
Need more dinner inspiration? Check out some of Liz’s favorite recipes featuring tomato products!
8 Family-Friendly Dinner Recipes from Liz Weiss, MS, RDN
Make dinner a cinch with these delicious recipes! They are all designed to make feeding families easier and healthier, so go ahead and get cooking today.
Hummus Shakshuka Snack Bowl with Veggies and Sweet Potato Chips
You can make this as a very special snack for your kids (imagine serving this after school!) or when you're entertaining friends. Serve with any favorite crunchy veggie.
Veggie Bean Cakes with Quick Tomato Basil Sauce
If you’re looking for a quick, delicious and comforting meal that’s made with not one, not two, but three convenient canned foods, look no further than these cute, fun-to-eat Veggie Bean Cakes with Quick Tomato Basil Sauce.
Instant Pot Barley, Carrot, and Chickpea Soup
This hearty barley, carrot, and chickpea soup has a lovely flavor, meaty texture, and an I-need-to-slurp-this-soup-now aroma. You can make it low and slow in the slow cooker or in just 7 minutes in your trusty Instant Pot.
Macaroni Minestrone Soup
This hearty recipe for Macaroni Minestrone Soup is a one-bowl meal brimming with kid-friendly elbow pasta and three vegetables—zucchini, carrots, and fiber-filled canned beans. Every satisfying slurp is guaranteed to go down with a smile.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
This Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili is hearty and delicious, and when you set out a bunch of toppings like diced avocado, shredded cheese, cilantro, and plain Greek yogurt, everyone can customize their own savory bowls.
Homemade Healthy Beefaroni
This homemade, healthy, one-pot version of Beefaroni is easy to make, and it features nutrient-rich lean ground beef, whole grain pasta, mushrooms, and bell pepper.
Lentil Alphabet Soup
Vegetarian, vegan, and kid friendly, this Lentil Alphabet Soup is irresistible thanks to the playful pasta, and it’s filled with fiber and protein thanks to the lentils and vegetables. I have no doubt your kids will happily slurp up every last spoonful.
South-of-the-Border Tortilla Soup
This family-pleasing tortilla soup comes together quickly with chicken or vegetable broth, black beans, corn kernels and fire-roasted tomatoes. The toppings of homemade tortilla chips, avocado, cilantro, and shredded cheese bring it all together.