4 Reasons You Should Be Eating Canned Produce

4 Reasons You Should Be Eating Canned Produce

When I say that I'm all about small, sustainable changes for life-long health, I mean it. When I say that any program we design together has to work for you, I mean it. Which is why I try not to ever say there's only one way to be healthy, or one way to do things.

The “clean food” movement has added to the food shaming around canned foods. Real talk? This attitude just makes people feel superior for not eating canned foods, and looks down on people who choose them. Ironically, this causes a defeatist mindset in some people, preventing them from even trying to develop healthy habits. Which I’m assuming is the opposite of what the movement is going for. At least, I hope it is.

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Lotsa Veggies Sloppy Joes

Lotsa Veggies Sloppy Joes

When you think of sloppy joes, you might think of something akin to canned chili. And if you do, I'm sorry, because that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about a tangy, slightly sweet and smokey, thick and hearty tomato-based creation that slowly stews on your stovetop for hours. It's the look and smell of homemade deliciousness.

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Chicken and Orzo Skillet Dinner

Chicken and Orzo Skillet Dinner

Here is a quick and easy option for a weeknight dinner inspired by Cooking Light. Most of these ingredients can be found in your pantry, with just a couple fresh items needed. I used this recipe to teach my younger brother and his roommate a few kitchen basics. While this is made with orzo, feel free to use any pasta you enjoy. Along with the recipe, I share some basics about reading a recipe and grocery shopping.

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