Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Do you use Canned Food?

This is a good question? Do you use canned food? Well... I do. I think that Fresh is Best and prefer to use fresh fruits and vegetables but sometimes I use canned or frozen. Mostly, because of the convience and the cost. When Fresh fruits and vegetables are not in season they cost alot more money. I like to grow my own fruits and veggies and sometimes I may freeze or can them myself. And sometimes I buy them at the grocery store. I know... Everyone has their own opinion on using Fresh, Frozen or Canned.
Are you wondering why I'm talking about this? Well, Twittermoms sparked this discussion teaming up with the Canned Food Alliance to bring you a fun blogging contest. So, Of course I thought I would join in this. I watched this video (link below) and learned some interested things.
~Fruits & Vegetables are picked at prime to contain freshness when canned
~Canned tomatoes contain more lycopene then fresh,cooked tomatoes
~Canned corn,beans and pears are high in fiber
~The darker the bean the more antioxidants

Using canned goods is sometimes an easy way to fix dinner. Twittermoms wants to know a favorite recipe using canned goods. Here's a quick one...
Tater Tot Casserole
~Brown 1 lb of hamburger and drain
~Add to a baking dish including
~1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
~1/2 can of milk
~1 can string beans
~Top with Tater Tots
Bake until brown (Following directions on Tater Tot Bag)

This recipe is quick and easy... Even my 11 year old can make this for dinner. I'm not saying this is the most nutritious recipe but it does have veggies in it. :)

Watch the Field to Table Video
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.


dor said...

Thanks for the wonderful post and recipe. Have a great day.

~Shelley~ said...

I do, about half of the time. I love canned green beans, not frozen. But I love frozen corn, and not canned.

I guess it depends on which veggie it is!!

Kyrstin said...

Thanks for following from FF MBC. I am following you back. We almost always eat frozen or fresh veggies! I just made Tator Tot Casserole last night!

t.bird said...

following from FFF on MBC :)

Riding the Roller Coaster said...

Thanks for the FFF follow from MBC. Following you back!! And thanks for the recipe...I definitely use cans!

Pink Haired Momma said...

I am a coupon stockpile hit the sales kind of mom. So yep i use can goods, but not all the time. My pantry is always full so i know i can make a meal out of all kinds of canned goodies, but i do like fresh. The ease of cans is nice though!
Tator tots casserole sounds fabulous BTW, gonna have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

wacki04 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am now following you from MBC. Strange thing...I can't see where you are following me though...all I saw was your post...