Tomatoes are an essential part of our daily diet. Whether you are preparing Dal Sabzi for lunch or planning a pizza for dinner, all types of cuisines have tomatoes in their focus. Even if the tomato is not a native fruit of our country (yes, it is a fruit, not a vegetable), it has managed to become an inseparable part of our food culture. But what is so magical about this fruit that we use so often?
Tomatoes have a high water content and are relatively low in calories and carbohydrates. One hundred grams of tomatoes contain only 18 calories. They’re also packed with antioxidants that help metabolize foods. Tomatoes are also high in fiber, which makes them good for digestion and promotes the production of amino acids that are important for improving the body’s ability to burn fat. And that’s not all, tomatoes have many more health benefits that you can check out here.
Here are 5 tomato-based recipes to help you lose weight:
1. Tomato soup
This is a no-fuss soup enjoyed by all generations. Tomato soup is not only delicious, but also full of nutrients. All you need to make this soup are basic ingredients that are easily available anywhere.
Bruschetta is the easiest dish you can ever make. It’s ready in a few minutes and you don’t even have to turn on the burner. All you need are tomatoes, olive oil, multigrain bread and spices and you can prepare this Italian delicacy.
We always put tomatoes in our eggs, so why not eggs in our tomatoes? This Mediterranean tomato-based egg dish has garnered a lot of buzz over the past year thanks to social media, and since its discovery it has had its own fan base.
4. Stuffed tomatoes
Stuffed tomatoes not only look appealing, but are also rich in vitamins and proteins due to the filling of the tomato. There is some joy in biting into crispy tomatoes and tasting the smooth texture of paneer.
5. Tomato rasam
Rasam is one of the most popular dishes in South Indian cuisine, a cuisine already known for its healthy dishes. This spicy soup is delicious and almost fat-free.
Try one of these recipes and let us know!