Just as a quick update, the computer is in the process of having the hard drive reformatted and we’re reloading Windows from scratch. I should have some semblance of my computer back by Friday (I hope). In the meantime, I took the liberty of upgrading my photo software (a girl’s gotta get something good out of this mess right?) and popped it onto my husband’s computer as he has been gracious enough to share while I’m getting everything back up and running. I really appreciate all the kind words and offers of help from everyone! You all are truly the best!
Moving on to tomatoes. Who of us loves a ripe juicy tomato? I know I do. Tomato soup, spaghetti, pizza… if it has a tomato in the ingredient list, I’m ready to eat it.
Did you know…
- Recent studies have suggested that the distinct combination of nutrients found in tomatoes may have a measurable impact on heart disease prevention
- Tomatoes not only contain high levels of carotenoid antioxidants such as lycopene, but also serve as a significant source of vitamin C, fiber and potassium in the American diet
- Eating tomatoes as a part of your diet twice a day can help to significantly lower your blood pressure
My grandfather passed away from a heart attack when I was only 11/2 years old. I never had the chance to get to know him and my grandmother lost her husband sooner than she should have. Scott and I both want to be around to know our grand kids and we know that maintaining a healthy relationship with food is one important way to accomplish that goal. Instilling healthy eating habits into our childrens everyday lives is an essential aspect of how we raise our family.
So, in light of all the new and wonderful research on tomato health, my recipe today will contain, you guessed it, tomatoes! Are you ready to cook up a little heart healthy yummy?