Embracing a Healthy Family: The Beauty of Canned Foods

The Beauty of Canned Foods

Using canned foods is an often overlooked luxery of cooking.  I think many might wonder about the cleansiness and toxic level of foods that are canned.  When TwitterMoms offered a chance to learn more and blog in conjunction with The Canned Food Alliance, I learned a lot. 

For example:
  • Dry edible beans are dried in their pods naturally.
  • Beans go through a seven step cleansing process and are sorted before going to the canning facility.
  • Beans are high in fiber, fat free and can be used straight from the can. 
  • The darker the bean, the more oxidants. 
  • Tomatoes are picked at their prime to not lose nutrients and are cleaned prior to the canning process.
  • Cans are reusable for life

What I love the most about canned foods are the convenience and variety.  One of my favorite uses of canned foods is chili because it's so easy to make and convenient.

Turkey Chili
  • Chili seasoning mix (any brand)
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • 2 cans of Bush's hot beans (love hot food)
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1 med onion diced
  • 1/2 t garlic
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 pound of ground turkey
In a large skillet, saute onions and garlic in olive oil over medium heat until onions are translucent. Add ground turkey and cook until browned.

Add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

It can't be much easier than that!  Serve it up with sour cream or cheese for some variety.

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Canned Food Alliance

About Canned Food Alliance:

The Canned Food Alliance is a partnership of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Steel Packaging Council, the Can Manufacturers Institute, select food processors and affiliate members. The CFA serves as a resource for information on the nutrition, convenience, contemporary appeal and versatility of canned food. The CFA is a proud supporter of the Produce for Better Health Foundation and the Fruits and Veggies More Matters program. For hundreds of mealtime solutions, visit www.mealtime.org.

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