8 ideas for incorporating canned fruits and vegetables into your diet.
Trying to squeeze more fruits and vegetables into your family's diet? Don't forget your trusty can opener. "Canned foods are a great convenience," says Liz Weiss, a registered dietitian and author of The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers. "You can open a few cans and pull together a healthy meal in no time."
The boon goes beyond convenience. "With canned food, you're not sacrificing quality," adds Carolyn O'Neil, a registered dietitian and author of The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous! "You can even get bigger, bolder flavors from some canned foods because it's concentrated."
A few creative suggestions from Weiss and O'Neil on using canned produce:
Originally published in Better Homes and Gardens magazine, April 2005.