Alright, confession time. I love buying fresh produce, but I have a hard time using it all up before it goes bad. And no wonder – my family is constantly on the go with practices, events and schedules taking us in all different directions.
So, I’ve started buying more canned goods. I know you might be thinking “there’s no way I’m eating canned food” – I thought the same thing. But little did I know, canned fruits and vegetables are actually just as healthy as they are easy. Nutrients are locked in when foods go through the canning process, so the amount of vitamins and nutrients in canned tomatoes is the same today as it was on the canning date.
The trick is to look for no salt added vegetables and fruit in its own juice. At Meijer, I love choosing canned goods from the True Goodness™ by Meijer™ line of clean label and organic products.
And – bonus – canned goods are affordable. I can really downsize my food budget for the week and have more money to spend on other things! Who doesn’t love that? The best part is going when Meijer’s having a sale and stocking up on the cans I use most often for easy weeknight dinners. That way, there’s always something in my pantry that I can use to make a hearty and nutritious meal when the inevitable dinner hour rolls around and I haven’t planned anything!
Visit cansgetyoucooking.com to get some ideas for delicious and healthy recipes made with canned foods!