Tomatoes are the second most consumed “vegetable” in the country, and yes, it’s because they are made into ketchup. (Only potatoes are eaten more- Surprise, surprise…) Since fries and ketchup are very popular amongst our little ones, give them organic ketchup. It contains 50% more lycopene than conventional. and lycopene is known to possess anti-cancer and antioxidant properties. Also look at the color- the darker the ketchup, the more lycopene! While you’re at it, serve it with sweet potato fries.
Here’s a recipe from healthycooking.com for baked sweet potato “fries” your kids will love!
Sweet Potato Fries
•1-1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes (about 2 large)
•2 Tbsp. olive oil
•1 tsp. Maldon sea salt or kosher salt
•1/4 tsp. orange zest (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel and julienne sweet potatoes. Place in a large bowl. Drizzle olive oil, salt and orange zest over sweet potatoes. Toss with your hands to make sure they’re fully coated. Place sweet potatoes on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 30 minutes, turning halfway through.