Benefits of Eating Tomatoes:

– Helps prevent several types of cancer

– Helps repair damage caused by smoking

– Good for your reducing cholesterol and blood pressure

– Good for your kidneys, eyes, hair, and bones

– Has a lot of antioxidants


How to Cook/Use Tomatoes

Yes, tomatoes can be used in foods other than a greasy hamburger.  Check out some healthy recipes that use tomatoes that are easy to make in your truck.

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Mozzarella Tomato Salad


–   1 tomato sliced

– an equal amount of sliced mozzarella

– 1 tablespoon of olive oil

– 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

– 1 pinch of pepper

– 1 tablespoon of basil


– Place tomato and mozzarella slices on a plate (alternating between the two)

– Mix the oil, vinegar, and pepper

– Drizzle mixture over the slices

– Sprinkle basil on top

A healthy lunch in 5 minutes!

Stuffed Tomatoes


– 1 tomato

– 1/2 can of diced tomatoes (optional: with green chiles)

– 1/4 cup of chia seeds

– 1/3 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

– 1/2 cup of ground turkey or turkey sausage


– Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

– Cut the top off of your tomato and gut it like a pumpkin

– Place your hollow tomato on a baking pan

– Combine the diced tomatoes, chia seeds, and meat

– Scoop the mixture into the hollow tomato and top with the cheese

– Bake in the over for 15 minutes

A great, light, and delicious lunch or dinner.

Tomato Grilled Cheese


– 2 tomato slices

– 2 cooked pieces of turkey bacon

– 1 slice of cheese

– 2 tablespoons of olive oil

– 2 pieces of whole wheat bread


– Heat up the olive oil in a pan

– Place a piece of bread in the pan topped with the cheese, turkey bacon, two slices of tomato, and the second piece of bread (in that order)

– Cook both sides of the bread until golden brown

Another lunch that can be made in less than 10 minutes!

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