In The Can! – Week beginning Monday 10th June 2019
In the Can!
Healthy Eating doesn’t end with fresh food, time to put canned on the menu!
Many of us think canned food lacks flavour and nutrition, but this isn’t true. Canned foods are an easy way to boost your vitamin and mineral intake. Food is cooked in the can once it’s sealed which locks in the nutrients and gives a long shelf life without preservatives, better still, it’s cheap and convenient.
So let’s start with the all important 5-A-Day! What is a Portion..?
v3 heaped tablespoons of sweetcorn or peas or carrots or baked beans
v4 heaped tablespoons of green beans
v7 asparagus spears
v2 plum tomatoes
v3 heaped tablespoons cherries or fruit salad or mandarins
v6 apricot halves
v8 grapefruit segments
v2 peach halves (or 7 slices)
v2 pineapple rings (or 12 chunks)
v5 rhubarb chunks
So next time your fruit bowl or vegetable rack looks a bit sad, have a search in the kitchen cupboard, who knows what you might have stashed in there!