Healthy Recipes using Long-lasting Ingredients

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During this time of social distancing, we are trying our best to minimize our trips to the grocery store. Canned goods and other shelf-stable food items are essential to helping us achieve this goal. We don’t always think of canned goods as a healthy food option but they are just as nutritious as fresh produce since they are usually processed immediately after harvest. This helps them retain most of their nutrient value. They also tend to be less expensive and more convenient because you can store them for longer periods of time. You would be surprised at how many varieties of fruits and vegetables are stocked at your local grocery store in the frozen and canned section. Here are some free easy, healthy and delicious recipes that feature non-perishable items.

Chickpea and Cheddar Quesadilla: This is a perfect recipe to make with the kids using canned garbanzo beans as the main ingredient. This fiber and protein-packed meal will leave your kids wanting more.

Creamy Elbow & Corn Stuffed Zucchini: Want more vegetables in your diet but you also want a meal your kids will love? Try out this recipe for Creamy Elbow & Corn Stuffed Zucchini. Zucchinis can last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator and when combined with classic macaroni and cheese, these two make a healthy mouth-watering combo.

Canned Food: There are so many options when it comes to canned foods. Search these recipes for a variety of meals that kids will enjoy and can utilize your canned food.

Dried Pasta and Grains: Now is the perfect time to use the pasta that is in your pantry.  Check out this link to find some healthy pasta recipes that you can make at home.

You would be surprised at how many varieties of fruits and vegetables are available in the frozen and canned section. Next time you’re in the kitchen, try out some of these recipes and cook with the kids. Stay safe and healthy!

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