Summer is starting to wind down which means tomato season is upon us. There’s nothing quite like a fresh tomato ripe off the vine. There are literally hundreds of tomato varieties. The most common types of tomatoes in our area are Roma, Beefsteak, and Cherry or Grape tomatoes.
Since tomatoes are low in fat and sodium, cholesterol free, high in vitamin A and C, and a good source of potassium they make a great addition to any meal any time of the day.
For breakfast, try adding tomatoes to an omelet or chopped up in a breakfast burrito.
At lunch time, top your sandwich with a juicy slice from a beefsteak tomato or throw some cherry tomatoes on top of your green salad.
When it’s time for a snack try one of my favorites, chopped tomatoes and cucumbers served with cottage cheese. Add a little salt and pepper and it’s a perfect snack!
How will you try tomatoes this season? Enjoy!
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