What to Eat Wednesday: Tomatoes

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Let’s talk tomatoes. Do you like them? Do you love them? Do you.. (shhhhh).. hate them? No shame, friend. I used to hate them. In fact, I still take them off my hamburgers at times. I have to be in the mood for tomatoes. That’s a fact!

But, my significant other LOVES tomatoes. We always have them at our house, especially the small ones like the picture above. Having them around on our kitchen counter regularly motivated me to re-aquaint myself with these juicy reds. I can honestly say I like tomatoes now. I have a secret though. My secret to liking them is dipping them in a little guacamole. Who doesn’t love guacamole? Oh and a fresh tomato from the garden doesn’t hurt either.. if you ever try a garden fresh tomato versus a tomato from, let’s say, Target.. you WILL be able to taste the difference!

So, what is so good about tomatoes? Glad you asked! Have you ever heard of lycopene? It is an antioxidant and has been shown to reduce your risk for cancer, heart disease, and age-related eye disorders. But lycopene isn’t the only thing tomatoes are good for. Tomatoes also have vitamin C and potassium. Hello, nutrients!

You do not have to eat a raw tomato to get lycopene. Some studies even suggest that lycopene content is more readily available in tomato paste and tomato sauces. If you are a spaghetti lover, eat up! And try using spaghetti squash as your noodles. Trust me, you will not regret it. It is so fetch. Valley girl talk right there. Anyway, it REALLY is delicious and you can so many recipes on Pinterest. Yum!

What is your favorite way to eat a tomato?

WTEW: Farm Fresh Omelette

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Are you an omelette fan? I am a renewed omelette fan and I will tell you why.

First things first, I’m BAAAAAACKKKK!! Hawaii was absolutely stunning and of course, I loved every minute of my trip. My cousin and her son frequent the Farmers Market in her cute little town Kailua so we went on Sunday. Holy kale, I loved it! I think I may add a summer to-do, “Find the best Farmers Market in DFW area.”

We went around 9ish so had breakfast there. I chose a Farm Fresh Omelette from one of the local Hawaiian farms. They used eggs, kale, and heirloom tomatoes. All from.. you guessed it, their farm. It was delicious! And as a bonus, I always enjoy knowing exactly where my food came from and supporting a local farm.

Have you ever seen farm fresh eggs? They are not all white or even all brown. They come in different colors and are different shapes and sizes. I may have to get my hands on some farm fresh eggs here in Dallas.

The kale and tomatoes were a tasty AND nutritious combination. I don’t normally think about putting kale in anything besides a green smoothie, but I will definitely add these to an at-home omelette in the future. And don’t get me started on the tomatoes. Whoa! If you have never tasted the difference of a locally grown tomato versus a supermarket tomato, you are missing out. I could eat these all day long!

Having an omelette is a great way to get in some veggies early on in the day. Most of us only eat veggies for dinner and maybe lunch. Try one this weekend and make it farm fresh if you can!

If you could have a farm fresh omelette right now, what would you add to yours? Please share!