We are now at the time of year when we have to bid farewell to summertime produce, especially to those delicious fruits and berries. And for this, those who want to make their healthy diets more sweet and flavourful need to get more inventive with their cooking.
We are nearing the time of the year when vegetables are all over, but fruits are scarce and getting much costlier. And by the time we are through the peak season for fruits, they are almost nowhere to be found in the isles of your local supermarket.
When you want to eat healthily, there are not always many flavors to experience especially if you want to keep it within budget. So, many people like to add some fruits to make their meals more palatable. Although you’ll find apples all around the year, you are surely going to miss the other flavors once in a while.
Will you leave them out truly till next spring?
The answer is rather easy – canned fruits.
Ways to Make Canned Fruits the Star Of Any Healthy & Nutritious Diet
- Smart snacking
When you like to keep up a healthy lifestyle with a little workout, yoga, or Pilates, you often get hungry in between meals. This invites the craving for some snacks.
And it is essential that you watch what you are snacking on, otherwise, this could do more harm than good.
Preparing meals for snacks can be tedious and even tiresome and most people often don’t have enough time or ingredients at hand to cook.
In times like this, canned fruits can come in very handy. They are an excellent choice for snacks as they fill up your appetite without going over your calorie count for the day.
So next time you feel like snacking, you should help yourself to a bowl of canned peaches or grapes. You can also add some nuts or yogurt to make your snacking time more healthy.
- Try out new concoctions.
You don’t always have to go by the book, instant chai creating your recipes to make your meals more interesting. And canned fruits make great ingredients for experimenting with new recipes.
And for these, you don’t even need much. You can come up with simple recipes for meal plans such as you can try having canned mango or peaches on whole-wheat toast. You can try some honey or syrup with it, you have a sweet tooth.
You can also try adding canned fruits to your salads. Canned oranges and peaches make great additions to desserts and veggie salads.
There are several types of desserts that you could try with canned fruits. You can also make a mean and mouth-watering Salsa with canned pineapple and peaches. A bowl of avocado pineapple Salsa surely will be a hit at any party.
- Fruit bowls
Fruit bowls are a great way to start your day. If you think fruits are not enough, you can eat them with some cereal or you can make an acai bowl.
Canned mangoes, grapes, and peaches go great with fruit bowls and acai bowls.
Canned fruits can also add a flavourful touch to superfood meals, such as oats, chia seeds, quinoa, etc.
- Frozen fruit cups or fruit cocktail
Canned alternatives can be a nutritious and yet affordable method to integrate more vitamins and minerals portions in your daily meals. But the same old meal plans and recipes with canned fruits can get boring sometimes.
With these frozen fruit cups and fruit cocktails, you can liven up any meal of the day. The most fun part is that they are so easy to make.
To make frozen fruit cups all you need to do is chop up some canned fruits like mango, pineapple, grapes, peaches, and whatever else you like and then add some lemon juice and freshly squeezed fruit juice (any type) to it. And once you taste them after being frozen for an hour or two, you are sure to feel refreshed.
- Smoothies and juices
If you like to follow health trends and eyes, you should surely know that smoothies and juices are absolutely in right now. The ever-growing popularity is definitely for a very good reason- smoothies are easily consumable- they take out the hustle of sitting down and having a meal, easy to carry. Further, they sufficiently provide the needed nutrients just like a regular meal, and on top of that, they are incredibly easy to make.
Canned fruits might not be the best choice to make smoothies or juices but you can surely choose them as an alternative when you don’t have access to different types of fruits in your local markets.
You can also create some refreshing drinks such as litchi or lemon spritzer with canned fruits.
After you have learned some of these new techniques of using canned fruit, you will never cease saving some money and producing real incredible, beneficial, and healthy treats for you and your family.
Another incredible point of canned food is that they provide almost the same nutrients as fresh fruits. And hence they made me a great healthy alternative.
So get going and stock up your shelves with canned fruits. With these smart and healthy ways to eat canned foods, you might end up eating more fruits than usual.
Let us know if you have any other healthy ways of using canned fruits in your daily meals.