Show your favorite guy some love by making him a tasty meal from this Men’s Health Month Recipe Roundup!
June is Men’s Health Month and I asked my fellow registered dietitian food bloggers to contribute their favorite tasty dishes for my Men’s Health Month Recipe Roundup. While there are any number of ways we can keep the men in our lives healthier, we are focusing on dishes that contain lycopene.
What’s lycopene? It’s a carotenoid, which is a natural pigment found in certain plants, fruits and veggies. While tomatoes are the most commonly thought of food when it comes to lycopene, it’s also found in watermelon, guavas, pink grapefruit, apricots and papayas.
My friends at the Tomato Products Wellness Council shared some really great scientific tidbits with me about the benefits of lycopene for men’s health:
*Tomato products contain a symphony of nutrients that work together to help fight prostate cancer: vitamins A and C, fiber, potassium, and carotenoids—such as lycopene, which is particularly promising in the fight against cancer. It seems that these nutrients are more powerful in the whole food, rather than as isolated nutrients, according to research.
*Tomato products account for 80% of the lycopene in the US diet—and it is more available to the body in cooked or processed tomatoes than fresh.
*A number of studies have found that eating tomato products regularly can help protect against prostate cancer. One meta-analysis of 11 case-control studies and 10 cohort studies found that those with high intakes of cooked tomato products had a 19% lower risk of prostate cancer.
*The AICR’s (American Institute for Cancer Research) comprehensive report on cancer and diet indicates that there is convincing evidence for a decreased risk of prostate cancer by consuming lycopene-rich foods.
*The NIH (National Institutes of Health) has funded further research exploring how tomato nutrients may help protect against prostate cancer.
*Tomato products are popular, healthy, delicious, and economical—they fit into some of the most popular foods across many cultures, including pasta dishes, pizza, chili, tacos, and curries.
Thank you to my fellow registered dietitian food bloggers for sharing their deliciously healthy recipes for Men’s Health Month!Show your favorite guy some love with a tasty meal from this #MensHealthMonth Recipe Roundup! http://wp.me/p4LsrV-yF Click To Tweet
Soups and Salads:
Caprese Salad by Nourished Simply
Low Calorie Tomato and Watermelon Gazpacho Soup by Abbey’s Kitchen
Grano Salad with Bacon, Kale and Tomatoes by Shaw’s Simple Swaps
Honey Lime Grilled Corn Salad by Amy Gorin Nutrition
Watermelon, Feta and Mint Salad by Lively Table
Salmon Avocado and Tomato Salad by Nutri Savvy Health
Pasta Fagioli by Real Living Nutrition
Roasted Peppers and Tomato Gazpacho by Food, Pleasure and Health
Tomato Cucumber Salad with Fresh Herbs by The Delicious Crescent
Spiced Herbed Lentil Salad with Avocado by The Delicious Crescent
Avocado, Black Bean and Tomato Salad by Nutrition Starring YOU
Turkey Avocado BLT Salad by Nutrition Starring YOU
Lunch and Dinner:
Inside Out Summer Vegetable Pizza by Nutrition a la Natalie
Eggplant Pizza via Nourished NCE
Shakshuka with Harissa by Kara Lydon- The Foodie Dietitian
Mediterranean Power Bowls with Smoky Red Pepper Sauce by Dishing Out Health
Eggplant Marinara with Sun Dried Tomatoes by Nutrition Starring YOU
One-Pot Black Bean Quinoa Chili with Avocado by Nutrition Twins
Spicy Rosemary Tomato Chicken by The Delicious Crescent
White Bean and Veggie Rotini Marinara by Nutrition Starring YOU
Sloppy Joe’s by Triad to Wellness
Mussels Fra Diavolo by Nutrition Starring YOU
Smoky Chili with Sweet Potatoes by Sharon Palmer
Seared Scallops + Southwest Corn & Tomato Salad by Katie Cavuto – Healthy Bites
Chicken Cacciatore by Nutrition Starring YOU
Salsas, Snacks and Sides:
Watermelon Salsa by Nutritioulicious
Garden Fresh Salsa by Nourished NCE
Peach, Corn and Black Bean Salsa by Nutrition Starring YOU
How to Roast Tomatoes for Pasta, Pizza and More…. By Teaspoon of Spice
Zucchini, Tomato and Onion Bake by Nutrition Starring YOU
Parmesan Roasted Campari Tomatoes by Nutrition Starring YOU
Cottage Cheese and Guacamole Quinoa Snack Cakes by Nutrition Starring YOU
Watermelon Lime Ice Pops by Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Sparkling Watermelon Mocktail by Nutrition Starring YOU
What are some of your favorite recipes to make for the men in your life? Please share in the comments below and let me know if you prepare any of these delicious dishes so generously shared by my fellow registered dietitian food bloggers!