Win A Bella Sun Luci Tomato Prize Pack!

Bella Sun Luci tomatoesBring a little bit of summer sunshine into your winter cooking with sun-dried tomatoes!

Ten lucky Appetite for Health friends will win a Bella Sun Luci tomato prize pack—enter today!

Give your taste-buds a trip to the Mediterranean—enter to win a Bella Sun Luci tomato prize pack worth $27!

Using high-quality, intensely-flavored foods is a smart way to add oomph to recipes. Why? They perk up flavor in the finished dish, of course, but also because you can use less of them because they’re more flavorful.  Sun-dried tomatoes (as well as things like olives and Parmigiano-Regianno cheese) are perfect examples of this concept. And in the case of sun-dried tomatoes, there is the lycopene bonus—the fact that they’re dried concentrates their beneficial phytochemical called lycopene to levels that are much, much higher than fresh tomatoes.  Here’s one of our favorite Bella San Luci recipes, a Mediterranean Salmon Pasta dish.

Bella Sun Luci products are produced by Mooney Farms, a California-based, family company with a core business focused on quality Mediterranean foods. Mooney Farms sent me a generous sample box of their sun-dried tomato products, and I was thrilled with the quality and variety. They sent along some recipes, but I ended up just adding the tomatoes to my own dishes, with fabulous results. I especially loved how soft the tomatoes were—unlike some sun-dried tomatoes that come out of the package practically petrified. And finding that I have plenty of wonderful sun-dried tomato products on my pantry shelf makes me feel very “chefy” (just ask my daughter, who likes to narrate while I cook, as if we’re on our own Food Network show. Check out their website for great recipes.

Our Bella Sun Luci prize packs, each worth $27, feature a package of each of the following products:Bella Sun Luci tomatoes

  • Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes Julienne Cut
  • Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes Julienne Cut with Italian Basil
  • Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes Julienne Cut with Zesty Peppers
  • Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes Julienne Cut with Greek Oregano, Basil & Garlic
  • Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes Julienne Cut in Olive Oil & Herbs
  • Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
  • Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta

 Want to try and Win a Bella Sun Luci Tomato Prize Pack ($27 value)? Here’s what to do:

First, be sure you’ve signed up for our e-newsletter and “Like” Appetite for Health on Facebook. Also, please  “Like” Bella Sun Luci on Facebook,  too. Then, tell us in the comment section below this post (not on Facebook) about your favorite way to use sun-dried tomatoes. Enter by Tuesday, Jan 22nd at midnight. This contest is open to U.S. residents.

Remember, we tend to give “extra credit” to those friends who share an article from AFH on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Reddit, etc.  If you do that, be sure to tell us how you shared our content (a link is handy)!  All AFH Terms and Conditions Apply.


  1. In pasta dishes!

  2. with mozzarella cheese and basil…

  3. I LOVE using sun dried tomatoes (and the oil from the jar) as a base for a simple, rustic pasta sauce. YUM!

  4. I’d add them into vegetable dishes.

  5. An awesome topping for my flatbread veggie pizza. YUM YUM

  6. Evelyn Goettner says:

    I love sun dried tomatoes in my pasta dishes and also love them plain.

  7. I like sundried tomatoes on pizza. My favorite has an olive oil base, crushed garlic, a heap of spinach, sundried tomatoes, feta, pine nuts, mozzarella and fresh basil.

  8. I love tomatoes in just about any type of main dish!! Pizza with lots of veggies would be my favorite.

  9. in my calzones with some chicken and spinach. tweet this Pamela’s Gluten Free Artisan All Purpose Flour Blend

  10. Kristin Troska says:

    I like AFH and Bella Sun Luci on facebook. I love e-mail from AFH. I like sundried tomatoes in hotdish. Thanks.

  11. I love sun-dried tomatoes in salads and in risottos! But yesterday we used in a ravioli dish, we made the pasta dough and blended in sun-dried tomatoes in the dough itself, then I used some chopped sun-dried tomatoes in the filling as well with ricotta and herbs. It was such a delicious homemade pasta.
    I never had Bella Sun Luci sun-dried tomatoes, but you can be sure that me and my family would love to try it!

    I already like both of you on facebook and get the newsletter!! Love appetite for health!!

  12. Sun dried tomatoes sauteed with garlic and olive oil over pasta! Yummm

  13. In salads and on pizza…….LOVE THEM

  14. Kathy Lane says:

    I would use sun-dried tomatoes in my pasta sauces,and in my salads.I love that that sun-dried tomatoes are so much better for you.I have shared this giveaway on facebook,and also on Twitter.

  15. Terri David says:

    In salads, pizza, pasta, soup, etc. Liked both on facebook, get the newsletter, and posted this contest on my facebook page. Also posted to Twitter @meatkills.

  16. with brie and pears baked

  17. Christine says:

    delicious with pasta….yummy

  18. Bruschetta

  19. I will be honest I am not sure what my favorite way to use sun dried tomatoes. I’ve always wanted to use them in recipes but haven’t. I do love them on Bruschetta though…I think my first recipe i would make would be that. I have signed up for the e-newsletter and “Liked” Appetite for Health on Facebook. I also “Liked” Bella Sun Luci on Facebook, too, plus shared via Facebook, twitter as @jenesparza, linkedin, and on google.

  20. I am an email subscriber
    I like both pages on facebook (Louis H Uffmire)
    I like sundried tomatoes on my pizza
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  21. Always have sun-dried tomatoes on hand for antipasto platters and a throw in flavor for many of my dishes! My favorite is a sun-dried tomato, feta, greek olive and oregano pasta dish only these days it’s a gluten free pasta!

  22. Mary Hardwick says:

    Anything I make with tomatoes always has a bit of sun-dried tomato in it. It adds a pop of flavor.

  23. Lori Williams says:

    I have never used sun dried tomatoes but would love the opportunity to try some! Thanks!

  24. I love making zucchini pizzas with sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil and fresh basil! Yum! 😀

  25. I love eating them sliced thinly into some pasta with olive oil, black olives and italian seasonings. SImple but very tasty.

  26. Getting better at the whole living on my own/cooking thing. Would probably toss them in with quinoa, garlic, onion…maybe some lentils..mmmmm…….and now I’m hungry.

  27. I love sun-dried tomatoes on pizza and with pasta. Thin sliced in lasagna is delicious.

  28. I “Liked” Bella Sun Luci tomato products on Facebook and Pinterest ( because I “Love!” all their wonderful products. Using Bella Sun Luci makes me look like a professional chef, especially when I put together my chicken breasts stuffed with Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil and Herbs! Yum!

  29. Sun-dried tomatoes on homemade pizza is my favorite!

  30. Love to try in pasta!

  31. We use sun-dried tomatoes on pizzas and in lasagna

  32. i love them in gluten free pasta dishes and on pizza …. love them!!!

  33. I love sundried tomatoes with pasta and on pizza.

  34. pennie courtois says:

    I love tomatoes!

  35. Pizza is a great way to use sun dried tomatoes!

  36. teresa harvey says:

    I haven’t tried this brand before but love anything tomato!

  37. they’re delicious by themselves as a snack

  38. Jim Kottke says:

    In pasta dishes with anchovies

  39. Ineke Ojanen says:

    In a delicious pasta dish!

  40. I love to add them to my roasted veggies and my pizzas.

  41. misty rummell says:

    In my spaghetti sauce

  42. I like them on pizza!

  43. We use them as plain snacks and added to salads , along with toppings on pasta dishes. Thanks.

  44. I love to eat sun dried tomatoes in a pasta salad with pesto sauce, roasted veggies and white beans. YUM!!

  45. Subscriber, I “Like” Appetite for Health on Facebook and “Like” Bella Sun Luci on Facebook, I love to use sun dried tomatoes in pasta dishes

  46. My favorite way to use sun-dried tomatoes are with salmon-potato oven made dinner. So yummy! I also love them on pizza, pasta and salad.

  47. I already am signed up for your e-newsletter and “Like” Appetite for Health on Facebook. I “Like” Bella Sun Luci on Facebook as well. I love putting sundried tomatoes in gourmet sandwiches, on pizza, and in pastas. They’re so delicious. I shared this article on Facebook, on Twitter , and on Pinterest Thanks for having this wonderful giveaway.

  48. Jennifer Hinton says:

    I use them in salads, on sandwhiches ,pizza & baked breads! YUM

  49. pat pelland says:

    I like to make a bowtie pasta, shrimp, basil, sun dried tomato, and basil supper dish.

  50. Megan auterson says:

    I love sun dried tomatoes in a lot of dishes, just to add a little extra flavor! Pizza, or pasta dishes are my favorites!

  51. Sprinkled on salads, in pasta dishes, baked stufed in chicken with goat cheese

  52. In any gluten free Italian dish, or on salad, or just by itself!

  53. On salads or paired with some pasta and cheese, yummy!

  54. Kathleen Conner says:

    I love them with pasta and asiago

  55. Candi Holcomb says:

    I like using simply with chicken breasts.

  56. I like them in pasta salad and hot pasta dishes.

  57. I love them on Pizza!!

  58. I slice them up for sandwiches, pest pizza and pasta salads.

  59. I use sundried tomatoes on pizza and in my lasagna. Love to try these!

  60. would like to try the one with zesty peppers

  61. Heather J. says:

    I like using sun-dried tomatoes on my Greek and Mediterranean pasta salads, as well as on pizzas. Thanks for the chance!

  62. Sundried tomatoes are the very best on pizza that is cooked on the grill, and add some smoked salmon and its great.

  63. Angelique Drummond says:

    My favorite way to use sundried tomatoes is in a recipe I make for Chicken bistro salad. It includes penne pasta, feta, sundried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, chicken, and italian dressing and is quite yummy! As always I think y’all are awesome so I shouted the news of this giveaway from every social network roof top that I’m a member of hehe. (facebook, twitter, pinterest) Thanks for the opportunities you give us to try awesome new things :)

  64. cindy ecklund says:

    too many yummy choices! on pasta, topping for rustic bread, pizza, salads! i want this, it looks great.

  65. I love them most right out of the bag!

  66. An egg frittata with ricotta cheese and spinach. Awesome!

  67. Lasagna and enchiladas

  68. Diane Mason says:

    On pizza… I have a craving.

  69. on pasta and bruschetta.

  70. Rosemary Erickson says:

    LOOOVE sun-dried tomatoes, especially in pasta and on pizza :)

  71. I saute sun dried tomatoes with asparagus and also with salmon – both are delicious.

  72. Teresa Mueller says:

    Love sun dried tomatoes with pasta and to boost flavor with fish!

  73. michele malone says:

    I haven’t used sundried tomatoes in lots of ways, but we do love them on pizza and I use them in my spicy butternut squash soup.

  74. Sheila K. says:

    I love to use sun-dried tomatoes in my home-made pasta sauce!

  75. I LOVE sun-dried tomatoes! I throw them on salads most often, but they also work great on sandwiches, in stir-fry’s, and omelets:)

  76. Katie Teixeira says:

    I love sun-dried tomatoes in my paninis!

  77. as topping for pizza

  78. e-newsletter subscriber and “Like” Appetite for Health on Facebook. Also, “Like” Bella Sun Luci on Facebook, and my favorite way to use sun-drive tomatoes is in pastas, hot or cold

  79. Sun dried tomato greart on salad

  80. Lisa Richardson says:

    Yum, sun dried tomatoes with avocado and jalapeno and cilantro!!

  81. matthew b says:

    i love putting them on pizza!

  82. On both pizza and pasta. YUMMY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. Jill Waldren says:

    I use sun- dried tomatoes on my polenta pizzettes! Delicious!

  84. i sometimes make homemade hummus and most times i’ll add some sun dried tomatoes

  85. Lisa Larson says:

    We like to use sun dried tomatoes on pizza.

  86. Carri Arrieta says:

    use them in my vegetarian chili

  87. Patricia Hancock says:

    I love sundried tomatoes in salads and in pasta. I even eat them right out of the jar.

  88. I enjoy using sun dried tomatoes chopped in my homemade pasta salad.

  89. Michelle Coles says:

    YUM! In pasta dishes!

  90. I use them in salads and sandwiches!

  91. natasha mehta says:

    I love to put it on Pizza, pasta, almost everything. It it delicious!

  92. Cathy Bradford says:

    On pizza

  93. Maryelizabeth C says:

    Sun dried tomatoes are useful in many different recipes. So good!

  94. Becky Cole says:

    In all kinds of pasta dishes!

  95. Judy Zerbe says:

    I like them on Bruschetta!

  96. in pasta salads!!

  97. nutmeg237 says:

    I love them in my pesto sauce, tossed into scrammbled eggs, top bruschetta with fresh mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and balsamic vinegar , tossed in a salad. Just get creative.

  98. I like to use them in salads.

  99. I love them in pasta dishes and salads!I already am a FB fan of both and subscribe <3

  100. I shared on Twitter @tatzgrrly

  101. I Like both on Facebook, get the newsletter and I like them with pasta and pizza.
    I shared on Twitter:

  102. Rosemary M. says:

    I think sundried tomatoes in a caprese salad is fantastic! I like both pages and get newsletter.

  103. I use sundried tomatoes in soups!

  104. Diane Sax says:

    Would love to win

  105. in pasta!!!

  106. John Billiris says:

    I love it with pasta and piza

  107. I like to use your tomatoes in a dish that includes: basil, tomato, pesto, orzo, spinach and cherry tomatoes. Cooked with fish and topped with feta cheese and a splash of white wine with garlic. I even have my picky sister in law eating them in salads and pasta. They are also good in scrambled eggs, and the oil is good on grilled cheese sandwiches instead of butter, or even in homemade blue cheese dip, the possibilities are endless. So please keep making your fantastic products and I will keep thinking of great ways to use them.

  108. Melissa Austin says:

    I love to use sun dried tomatoes because the tomato flavor is enhanced in pasta, on pizza, in spaghetti sauce…everything!

  109. in salads!!

  110. Rachel Bowlden says:

    I love making salad dressing with them!

  111. Sandy Smith says:

    Sliced thin in pasta sauce with a little cream. Heavenly!

  112. I love using them in salads, and in my gluten free pasta with brocolli!
    I pinned

  113. I love to add sundried tomatoes to pasta with tuna & peas & a little mayo.

  114. I love to use sun dried tomatoes in pasta dishes, on pizza & with some fresh mozzerella on bruschetta. ~yum!~

  115. I like them in southwest chicken salad.

  116. I like using dry tomatoes in fetuccini alfredo with some italian sausage and rosemary, it is such a delish combination!

  117. I also shared “Which non-dairy milks are best?” article on Facebook.

  118. ingemar hulthage says:

    Mixed in with farro,cucumber, parsley, basil, watercress, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil.

  119. I like them in a vegetable pasta salad Pinned

  120. I enjoy adding sun dried tomatoes to different salads/veggie dishes. They are always good plain, too!

    I shared the article “Which Non-Dairy Milks are Best?” on Twitter:
    I also shared the giveaway on Pinterest:

  121. Blessie Nelson says:

    I am a big believer in bruschetta and I want these delicious sun dried tomatoes in that!

  122. Blessie Nelson says:

    Shared this quick breakfast article…so delicious and healthy!

  123. I love to make grilled mahi mahi fish with julien sweet onions, sprouts, cubed tomatoes, wasabi cream sauce, soy sauce and hot sauce a touch of cilantro and place into Tortillia Factory wraps…delicious.

  124. Michelle C. says:

    In salads, pasta, pizza

  125. I like to use them in Chubby Vegetarian’s ‘sausage’ recipe, as well as in summer pasta salads!

  126. My husband and I love the sundried tomatoes in pasta and with chicken. My seven year old twins love them as a snack. It is probably their favorite pool time snack in the summer.

  127. I love them on pizza ,eggplant parm , and lasagna and many other things they are just so good I shared your website on my facebook.account.

  128. Lois Henry says:

    with scrambled eggs and many, many pasta dishes

  129. put them on toasted italian bread with olive oil, salt and pepper = yum

  130. Dana Rodriguez says:
  131. I am an email subscriber
    I like both pages on facebook (‘Rose Lynn)
    I live in Canada (not sure if its also open to us??)

    I adore sun-ripe tomatoes! I used to make my own from ones I grew, but they never turned out that great, not sure what I was doing wrong… lol

    They are fantastic in salads, dressings, as a snack to eat by itself, in dishes with rice/veggies, pasta dishes that I make, etc. just LOVE em!

  132. Off to share this on my homepage, and FB groups!

  133. I commented above yesterday but I just shared on fb, twitter & pinned on pinterest

    and liked their page yesterday :)

  134. Shared on FB – Quick and Healthy Breakfasts. Love them in pasta dishes and homemade pizza. Thanks.

  135. Cynthia Hric says:

    In pasta

  136. In lentil stew. Yummy!

  137. lora spivey says:

    matters yum

  138. I love using sun dried tomatoes on pizza, pasta, and sprinkled in a great salad. YUM

  139. Pamela Barr says:

    I would make a good pizza with it.









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