This recipe is dedicated to my mom. She will be 70 years old this year and is a breast cancer survivor. If you have ever met her you would NEVER guess that she is nearly 70 years old. She doesn’t act a day over 40. She works FT, travels (as much as she can), she walks daily, and she eats healthy food. She is every bit of amazing. She knows about the benefits of tomatoes and always taught me the importance of including them in my diet.
This is a quick, easy, and heart healthy recipe for Chicken Primavera that I make a lot. It's very flavorful and I am sure it will become a favorite in your home too.
- 2 cans Hunt's Diced (100% Natural) Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 small can of sliced black olives
- 1 bundle of fresh asparagus
- Fresh Basil (optional)
- Parmesan Cheese (optional)
- Slice chicken breast about 1/4" thick strips and sauté in olive oil turning when browned.
- Chop asparagus into strips about 1" long and add to pan along with two cans of the HUNTS tomatoes.
- Finally, add black olives and let cook, uncovered 10 minutes. If using fresh basil, add during last 5 minutes of cook time.
- Serve over Rotini pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Here are some things you may or may not know:
- An article published in the March/April 2011 American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine titled “Tomato Consumption and Health: Emerging Benefits,” demonstrates the significant nutritional advantages of increasing tomato consumption. Emerging research underscores the relationship between consuming tomatoes and tomato products with reduced risk of certain cancers, heart disease, ultraviolet light-induced skin damage, osteoporosis, and other conditions.
- Did you know tomatoes are good for your heart? (It’s easy to remember because they’re red.) They are low in calories, but rich in nutrients like potassium, fiber and the POWERFUL antioxidant called lycopene.
- The lycopene in canned tomatoes, like Hunt’s, is easier for your body to use than from raw tomatoes, and you get seven times more lycopene from canned tomatoes than from the raw version. Hunt’s tomatoes are convenient to use in lots of recipes.
- In fact, because tomatoes are so nutritious, the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans say people should try to eat one more serving of them each day.
- All of Hunt’s tomatoes are grown in California and are 100 percent natural.
- Hunt’s tomatoes come in lots of varieties, including No Salt Added.
- Tomatoes are a superfood!
Who would you dedicate your Health recipe to?