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Why You Should Snack on Bruschetta: 7 Healthy Reasons

A hunk of Italian bread brushed with oil, rubbed with garlic, topped with juicy tomatoes, sprinkled with basil leaves: bruschetta is more than an appetizer; it is truly a slice of good health. Rarely…

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Caprese Jar Salad

YIELD 6 servings Ingredients 1 pint ripe grape tomatoes 1/4 cup fruity extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 red be…

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Roasted Rosemary Savory Vegetables

Simple to make and wonderful to eat –and great to serve at any dinner!  You can substitute any vegetables that you like, use sweet potatoes instead of Yukon gold or yellow squash instead of zucchini. …

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Healthy Italian Pasta Salad

YIELD 6-8 servings Ingredients 1 pound (1 16-ounce box) brown rice fusilli pasta (or favorite noodles) 2 cups fresh roma tomato, chopped 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoe…

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Tomatoes as Car Parts?

Two statements you wouldn't think would be connected: 1) Heinz ends up with a lot of extra tomato parts after making ketchup. 2) Ford Motor Co. needs a lot of material for car parts. The two companies…

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Are Tomatoes Causing Your BO?

Could that funky body odor be caused by... tomatoes? Weird as it sounds, the answer might be yes! Tomatoes... yum. Am I right? How could they do any wrong? Well, according to a new article in Medic…

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8 Ways Eating Tomatoes Keeps You Young

When most people think of tomatoes they think of pasta and pizza, not necessarily their ability to keep people younger-looking and feeling. But tomatoes are an anti-aging superfood that deserves a pla…

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Spectacular Spaghetti Squash

Squash Lovers! The hard squash season is upon us, and this is a fun way to eat spaghetti squash. It has a great texture and is a really good complement to the rich marinara sauce. Both flavorful and c…

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5 Foods That Are Healthier Cooked

You'd be forgiven if you thought that raw is always healthier than cooked. For many fruits and vegetables that's certainly the case, but it's not always the case. Cooking some vegetables actually brea…

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Crockpot Four Bean Chili

Recipe: Chili From: Toni Okamoto at Plant Based on a Budget Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! This is the easiest, laziest and cheapest recipe of all time, not to mention it’s the perfect comfo…

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Seem all like obvious reasons to me , but i got 20 points so no complaints !

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