How to easily eat more veggies

Increasing the amount of vegetables we consume per day can be a hard task to tackle. Luckily, adding canned tomatoes can help! New research shows that adding canned tomatoes in recipes can help increase vegetable consumption and meet the daily recommended servings (2.5 cups per day!). Whether you want to add diced, whole or stewed tomatoes to your dish, Hunt’s® FlashSteam® tomatoes are deliciously peeled with hot water instead of chemicals, such as lye*. If you’re striving to eat more veggies, take the approach that has worked for others—use more recipes featuring canned tomatoes and sauces. Check out our favorite recipes using canned tomatoes.

Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Bowls


Bump up the veggie intake with these easy and delicious Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Bowls. Invite friends over for customized ‘breakfast bowl bar’ filled with onions, cilantro, lettuce, corn, beans and avocados for a fun, entertaining experience. 

Grilled Italian Eggplant Zucchini Foil Packet


It’s easy to increase your veggie intake when it tastes this good! Vegetables like eggplant and zucchini pair perfectly with Hunt’s diced tomatoes, creamy goat cheese and fresh basil. This is the perfect veggie recipe idea to pair with any meal. 

Curry Shrimp Kabobs with Mango Rice


Kick up the flavor by adding a simple spice like curry to make succulent shrimp kabobs. Serve the shrimp with coconut rice mixed with tomatoes and mangoes for a refreshing and light dish.

Grilled Marinated Chicken with Tomato-Fruit Salsa


Dazzle the ordinary chicken breast with a refreshing tomato-fruit salsa. Made with freshly chopped pineapple, mango or papaya and Hunt’s Petite Diced Tomatoes – it’s the perfect flavor combination for this savory marinated chicken.

Mediterranean Chicken Salad


Make a show-stopping salad using sautéed fennel, Hunt’s Stewed Tomatoes, bell peppers and zucchini on a bed of tender spinach and couscous. Finish the salad with a simple fresh lemon-basil dressing. This salad is sure to please your taste buds. 

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad


Take dinner to a new destination inspired by flavors of the Mediterranean. Build a salad with quinoa as the base. This little grain is packed with protein and fiber, and has a slightly nutty flavor. Increase your veggie intake and toss freshly chopped cucumbers, salty olives, red onion, Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano – all mixed together with a salty crumbly feta cheese for simple and delicious flavors.  

Zucchini Noodles with Mushroom Marinara


Swap the pasta for zucchini noodles and forget the guilt. Make ribbons using a vegetable peeler and top the zucchini noodles with a savory veggie-packed tomato sauce.   

It’s easy-peasy to increase the flavor and consumption of veggies when you use Hunt’s in your recipes. Check out more recipes here for delicious meals right at your fingertips.  

*Lye peeling is generally recognized as safe by the FDA and has no adverse effects on the healthfulness of tomatoes.