Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

Whenever I have veggies that look on the verge of going bad, I roast them.  That is exactly what I did to these Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes.  These are so delicious you guys!  You can throw them in zoodles or regular pasta, add them to stir fries or just eat as a side dish.  They are also good for homemade pizza. One of the easiest recipes you will ever make.

Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes - My Whole Food Life

I haven’t tried freezing these, so I am not sure if you could.  If anyone tries, please let me know.  I will be having these today with some avocado toast.  Yummy!!

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Easy Tomato Summer Salad (Vegan, Paleo)

I am a huge salad freak.  I love all kinds if you haven’t guessed by now.  I really enjoy the simplicity of this easy tomato summer salad.  You can make it with just a few ingredients.

You may already have them all in your pantry.  This tomato summer would be great for any summer party.  It fits any diet since it’s vegan, gluten free and paleo.

If you wanted to stretch it out, you can always serve it with quinoa as well.  If you love salads too, you may love my post on 18 Quick and Healthy Salad Ideas or my Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes post.


Easy Tomato Summer Salad - My Whole Food Life


It literally takes a few minutes to make this.  I personally think it tastes even better after about 30 minutes.  Once the flavors have time to marinate.   I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.

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Healthy Southwestern Salad (Vegan)

This Healthy Southwestern Salad is the perfect thing on these hot Texas days here!  I am all about cold salads in the summer, and this newest salad recipe is no exception.  It’s super good and refreshing.

This healthy southwestern salad is also very easy and inexpensive to make.  If you love salads as well, you might want to check out this post.


Healthy Southwestern Salad


In my world, everything is better with avocado.  Don’t you agree?  I just love the creaminess avocado adds to salads.  Yum!  I hope you enjoy this salad as much as I did.   It would be a great dish to take to a backyard party.

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Summer Salad with Chickpeas, Basil and Tomato

Summer Salad with Chickpeas.  I am a huge fan of salads.  I like all kinds of salads.  Salad recipes are great in the warmer weather since you don’t have to worry about heating up your kitchen.

Salad recipes are also usually very budget friendly, not to mention super healthy!  I hope you enjoy this healthy summer salad with chickpeas, basil and tomatoes as much as I did!

If you enjoy salads as well, you should check out this post of 12 Quick and Easy Salad Ideas. 


Summer Salad with Chickpeas

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Homemade Diced Tomatoes

There is a lot of talk about BPA in canned goods.  BPA is used in many products.  Canned goods are a concern because BPA is used in the linings of canned goods.  Why should you avoid BPA?  You can read all about that here.  Eden Foods makes BPA free cans for their beans, but they don’t have canned tomatoes.  According to the website, How Stuff Works, most organic brands of canned tomatoes do still use BPA in their liners.  The article is very interesting because they actually do rate brands. You may be surprised at the ratings.  The good news is, it’s so easy to make your own diced tomatoes!  It literally take just a few minutes.  These homemade diced tomatoes would be perfect in my Crock Pot Tomato Sauce or my Sweet Potato Chili.

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Healthy Homemade Ketchup Recipe

Healthy Homemade Ketchup Recipe. Lately, I have been doing a lot of condiments, so you probably had seen this homemade ketchup recipe coming.

First we did the BBQ Sauce, then we did the Dairy Free Ranch and now homemade ketchup.  Everyone likes ketchup, but most people don’t make their own. The funny thing is, it is super simple to make a ketchup.

healthy homemade ketchup

If you have toddlers like me, you know that kids just eat gobs of ketchup if they are not monitored.  If my daughters had their way, they would eat it by itself.

This ketchup was so easy to make and contains just a small amount of sweetener.  Most commercial brands contain high fructose corn syrup.

The few store bought ketchup brands that I have tried without high fructose corn syrup left a lot to be desired.

This recipe makes about 1 cup and should keep in the fridge a few weeks.  I store mine in a glass jar.  You can also freeze it for longer storage!

To keep it vegan, just use maple syrup instead of honey.  Works great!

Healthy Homemade Ketchup

Homemade Ketchup

Prep Time 10 min Serves 1 cup     adjust servings


  • 1 6 oz BPA free can or 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1 T raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • salt to taste


  1. In a large sauce pan, heat all the ingredients together on med until everything is well combined. Take a test taste.
  2. If you like a sweeter ketchup, add a tad more honey. That’s it.