By Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD, Jackson In Action Communications Director
Harvest of the Month is a Jackson County, Wisconsin initiative that highlights a different produce item every month. September features cooking demos on WEAU-TV 13, Eau Claire, Wisconsin and a taste-testing event at Black River Memorial Hospital. A video of each Harvest of the Month recipe is also available at www.brmh.net/recipes.
Turn Out for These Green Tomatoes:
Watch WEAU-TV-13 Thurs Sept. 12 at the 4 p.m. Newscast. “Tomatoes” live cooking demo with Black River Memorial Hospital Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD
BRMH Hospital - Harvest of the Month Pepper Event –Wed. Sept. 18, 11:30am – 12:30 pm. Black River Memorial Hospital Café, Black River Falls, Wisconsin.
Tomato Tips & Nutrition
One tomato contains 25 calories, 20 mg of sodium and 5 g of carbohydrates.
Tomatoes are high in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium.
Fresh Tomato can be made into soup, salsa, pasta or pizza sauce.
Add a slice to sandwiches.
Local Tomatoes: Melrose tomatoes are green-house grown year round. Find them at local grocery stores or contact The Tomato Patch at (608) 488-2831.
Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD is Communications Director for Jackson In Action and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Black River Memorial Hospital. She develops B-WELLthy Harvest of the Month recipes and videos and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
RECIPE: Fresh Tomato & Lime Salsa
FRESH TOMATO LIME SALSA
You’ll forget salsa in the jar with this refreshing Salsa with only 6 ingredients
1 1/2 cups (about 3-5) plum/Roma tomatoes or other local variety such as “Melrose Tomatoes”
4 Tbsp. red or white onion, diced
2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced, fine
2 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Optional pinch of salt and additional hot sauce if desired
Makes 6 servings/Per ½ c. Serving:
Cut tomatoes in half and squeeze to remove seeds. Discard seeds and dice the tomatoes. Gently mix all ingredients in a bowl. Delicious with scrambled eggs. Per Serving Nutr. Info: 35 cal. , 2.5g Fat, 3g Carb, 0g Protein
MORE RECIPES: www.JacksonInAction.org/recipes
To view a video of the recipe and printable recipe, go to www.JacksonInAction.org/recipes
Watch This Month’s Tomato B-WELLthy Recipe Video:
Harvest of the Month is a partnership between Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services, Black River Memorial Hospital, Together for Jackson County Kids, Ho-Chunk Nation, UW Extension-Jackson County, Lunda Community Center, Boys and Girls Club, Hansen’s IGA, local school districts, The Library and the community.
More at: www.JacksonInAction.org