It’s National Canned Food Month!
Did you know that February is National Canned Food month? I am partnering with Cans Get You Cooking to highlight the benefits of using canned foods, and how much I enjoy them in my recipes and meals at home.
There’s nothing like a home cooked meal. NOTHIN’. I wish I could make something fresh, hearty and piping hot every night, but with this life schedule, it’s just not in the cards. On the evenings when I have a little more time, it’s nice to know that I can still get our favorite nutritious fruits and vegetables into our meals, without any hassle of stopping at the store! Cooking with canned foods guarantees that we’ll have freshly sealed ingredients on hand that are good for our bodies, affordable, and taste great.
Top 5 Reasons To Get Cooking With Canned Foods
1. It’s Still Fresh – Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and other canned foods are harvested at the peak of their ripeness and canned as soon as possible, locking in the natural freshness, taste and nutrition. Keeping canned foods on hand means you’re getting the essential vitamins that your body needs from these foods, all in a little can!
2. Longer shelf life – I am all for fresh produce, but many fruits and vegetables wilt and mold within a week or so of purchasing them. When you keep cans of corn, green beans, diced tomatoes, and black beans, you have what you need to cook with, whenever you’re ready for it.
3. Convenience – No need to make any additional trips to the grocery store when you have your canned staples in the pantry! Mine are chicken broth, corn, kidney beans, black beans, tomatoes, and mandarin oranges. Canned foods make homemade meals easy, it’s simple to grab and open the can of the food I need and plop it into my recipe, no washing or chopping needed.
4. Affordable – Did you know that Americans throw away approximately 15 percent to 20 percent of the fresh fruits and vegetables they purchase every year? What a waste of money. Buy what you need, at an affordable price. Have you ever scanned the price tags in the canned food aisle? The are just a fraction of the cost of other stuff, plus you get just the right portion that works for your family.
5. Variety – There are so many great canned foods out there, you’ll be able to use them in almost every recipe you make! I have been into using some different canned foods that are not my usual staples, such as pumpkin, tuna, and pineapple slices for my smoothies.
Visit Cans Get You Cooking online for more information, recipes, and tips on how to get the most out of canned foods. Also, here are a few great recipes using canned foods that your family is sure to love!
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What are your favorite canned foods?
Disclosure: I am participating in the Canbassador Program with Cans Get You Cooking. I am being compensated for my time, however all opinions are my own. I have cooked with canned food for years!