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Tomatoes As A Snack

Posted by terrepruitt on March 9, 2010

I don’t really like tomatoes. I have never liked tomatoes. I used to NOT eat pizza because of the tomato sauce. Spaghetti and tomato sauce? Forget about it. BUT . . . . tomatoes are really good for you. And so I try to eat them and I try them every once in a while.

Since they are good for you I think they make a healthy snack. This is what I had as a snack prior to doing a Nia workout.

I don’t really like them so I add a little special seasoning (pre-made garlic and salt mix).

Tomatoes contain antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, and iron. They are even touted as having cancer fighting properties. Amazing for a fruit with so little calories.  Do you like tomatoes?

8 Responses to “Tomatoes As A Snack”

  1. niachick said

    We (my husband and I) both love tomatoes in the summer. I can’t stand the “hot house” tomatoes that I find at the grocery store that taste like styrofoam. But fresh out of the garden, oooohhhhhh, there is nothing more satisfying than a ripe, juicy, just picked off the vine tomato.

    I’m proud of you for getting by your food dislikes and eating tomatoes!!! Good for you…and the galric and salt…you go girl. YES!!!

    Thanks for posting about them!


    • People kept telling me that “home grown” tomatoes were better. I think it depends on the tomato and the ripeness—-FOR ME. Some store bought ones are fine — to me and some aren’t. I prefer small tomatoes; grape, cherry, and such over the large ones.

      There is soooooooo much good stuff in tomatoes, I keep trying them so I can learn to like ’em.



  2. You like tasty Zebra Tomatoes that your hubby grows. I’m going to have to grow more of those this year and then remind you of your anti-tomato slander as I eat them all.


    • Why, yes, I do. I likeD the tomatoes my hubby GREW. (Tense, Dear.) I was thinking about posting something about that later.

      And I would love for you to grow more. I really liked those. They were yummy.

      It would be cool if we could find a spot not in Spot’s way. Although I don’t see her back there that often, but it could be she is not back there because animals are not back there. And animals are not back there because there is no food/plants/fruits/veggies to eat.


  3. suzicate said

    I LOVE tomatoes, especially home grown ones. Nothing beats the little cherry tomatoes. I eat them right off the vine when hubby grows them for me!


    • So many people love tomatoes. And they have so many good nutrients, I am try them often so that I will “grow” to like them. Some I do like, but some are not good, but that could be that the tomatoes is not good. I like the grape ones. And I love the zebra ones. I used to eat them off the vine too when my hubby grows up. I have a brown thumb . . . . he has the green one.

      Thank you for stopping by AND commenting. That makes it soooo fun!

      Oh, do you squirrels stay away from you tomatoes because they are too busy eating at their table?

      🙂 Sometimes our yard animals eat our veggies.


      • suzicate said

        The squirrels leave the tomatoes alone, however the dog is another story. She pulls them off and plays ball with them, but doesn’t eat them! We blamed the squirrels for the ones we found on the ground until we caught the dog pulling them off the vins, and then we watched her!


        • Could be that it is not the squirrels that get the tomatoes in our yard. I don’t know. I do know that the Blue Jays get them too. But the squirrels used to steal our peaches so I think I assumed they stole the tomatoes too.

          It could be the raccoons, possums, skunks, or rats . . . . . . who knows. Something ate our egg plants too!

          Can’t really blame a dog for playing with a bright red (can they see color?) “ball”.


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