Almost 95% of their weight is water, which is why they’re an easy way to fill your belly and squelch cravings. They’re also high in vitamin C to fight infection, beta-carotene for vitamin A production, and lycopene, which helps to protect your prostate against cancer.
1) For a DIY salsa, mix chopped red onions, tomatoes, and chili peppers to taste. The calories are nil—eat as much as you want!
2) To make a chilled soup, purée fresh chopped tomatoes, peeled cucumbers, red bell peppers, red onions, and celery in a food processor. Season and serve.
3) Mix canned chunky tomatoes with freshly sautéed garlic and onions. Add beans for chili or add fresh basil to serve over whole-wheat pasta.
4) Make your own pizza substitute by spreading low-fat shredded cheddar cheese and sliced tomatoes over a whole- wheat tortilla. Nuke until warm.
1 MEDIUM, 22 CALORIES