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A Recipe to Make the Most of Summer's Cherry Tomatoes

By DNAinfo Staff on August 6, 2012 12:53pm

Cherry Tomato Feta Salad
Cherry Tomato Feta Salad
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Nutritious Life

By Keri Glassman, MS, RD

Cherry tomatoes, sometimes referred to as “nature’s candy,” are dark red bursts of flavor that have been shown to protect our hearts, and even our minds.

All tomatoes, large and small like these babies, are loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that help protect our bodies against various ailments such as prostate, pancreatic, lung, and breast cancer.  And the almost unlimited amount of phytonutrients in this wonder fruit may help reduce LDL cholesterol, triglyceride levels, and prevent blood clots.

It doesn’t stop there; tomatoes have also been linked with the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.  These disease-preventing jewels have earned the right on your plate to nourish your body, so give them the attention they deserve and make them the star of tonight’s dinner.


Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 1

  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ounce reduced fat feta cheese
  • Balsamic vinegar



1. Crumble feta over cherry tomatoes.

2. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.


Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, is the founder and president of Keri Glassman, Nutritious Life, a nutrition practice based in New York City, and Nutritious Life Meals, a gourmet, healthy, daily diet delivery program available across the U.S. She is a member of Women's Health Magazine's advisory board and has two columns, Flat Belly Day and Lighten Up,  in every issue. She has authored three books: Slim Calm Sexy Diet, The O2 Diet, and The Snack Factor Diet and her expertise is regularly featured on national television shows such as the Today show, Good Morning America, and Access Hollywood Live, among many others. She hosts the series "A Little Bit Better" on Youtube's Livestrong Woman channel and is a prolific writer and commentator with contributions to numerous publications and websites nationwide. Read more of Keri's tips every day: Like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter!

Keri Glassman
Keri Glassman
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