We’re all too quick to rush to the shops but a reminder that canned foods are nutritious and healthy and, alongside fresh, frozen and chilled, can provide you with a balanced, healthy diet.
Canned fruit and vegetables can also provide you with your five a day.
Cans are great value, convenient and versatile to use straight off the shelf as an ingredient for a meal or a quick snack.
Here are a couple of menus perfect for the barbecue season.
Spicy Corn Salsa Serves 4-6
- 1 yellow or orange pepper
- 1 green chilli
- 200g cherry tomatoes
- ½ x 400g can green beans, drained
- 1 x 200g can sweetcorn, drained
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- ½ lime, juice and zest
- 1 small bunch coriander
Chop pepper, chilli, green beans and coriander into small pieces. Add olive oil and lime.
New Potato Salad Serves 4-6
- 3 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp crème fraiche
- 1 lemon, juice and zest
- 1 x 550g can new potatoes, drained
- 1 bunch spring onions
- 1 x 300g can broad beans, drained
- Small handful parsley
- Small handful chives
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