Get Cooking!

The third Healthy Habits challenge is to cook at least 3 meals more per week than you are now, even if that means cooking breakfast or lunch (for freezing, maybe).

Top 10 Healthy Convenience Foods

Here are our top ten healthy convenience food products that make dinner a little quicker and no less tasty.

Convenient Food: Canned Beans

7. Canned Beans

Beans are always a good nutrition choice, and canned beans offer loads of convenience. They provide a healthy dose of fiber and are wonderful vegetarian source of protein. But again, there’s no avoiding it: Canned beans contain sodium. Choose “no-salt-added” or “less-sodium” beans to minimize the sodium and be sure to check the labels. You can also reduce the sodium by draining the beans and then rinsing them in a colander before using. This step reduced the sodium by 40%.  We love canned beans in Quick Black Bean and Corn Soup or Black-Eyed Pea Patties with Garlic Pepper Salsa.

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