Beans in the News

"5 Essentials You Need In Your Pantry" The Huffington Post

10/23/2014

 

Registered dietitian Katherine Brooking reveals her five pantry essentials to have on hand to whip up healthy meals in no time. Katherine shares that she always keeps her pantry stocked with canned vegetables, legumes, tuna, tomatoes to save prep time. What's more, canned foods are picked and packed at the peak of ripeness, so they have as much -- or sometimes even more -- nutrients than fresh.  www.huffingtonpost.com


"Celebrate National Chili Month" The Shreveport Times

10/21/2014

 

October is National Chili Month. A hearty chili can be a filling and nutritious one-pot meal that usually can be made with ingredients you have on hand. While most chili starts with a basic base of meat and canned tomatoes, some can be very complex with vegetables, beans and other ingredients.  www.shreveporttimes.com



"Canned Fruits and Vegetables Tied to Better Nutrition for America’s Kids" Yahoo! Finance

10/20/2014

 

Canned fruits and vegetables play a role in improving children’s overall diet quality according to new research revealed at two leading nutrition conferences this week, the American College of Nutrition (ACN) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ (AND FNCE®). The study found that children who ate canned fruits and vegetables had greater overall fruit and vegetable consumption, better diet quality and increased nutrient intake compared to children who did not eat canned fruits and vegetables. http://finance.yahoo.com

 

"Super Food Tip: Canned Beans" Craig Daily Press

10/10/2014

 

Canned beans are a great staple to have in the pantry. These hearty legumes offer comparable protein and iron amounts as meat but without the fat and saturated fat. In addition, they provide a whopping 15 grams of fiber per 1/2 cup. The article also provides a variety of different uses for canned beans. craigdailypress.com


"Enjoy the Taste of Fall with a Bowl of Chili" Austin Daily Herald

10/11/2014

 

This article describes some variations in cooking a great bowl of chili this fall. It specifically calls out that beans are a great addition because they are a vegetable, full of protein, and cost only around 36 cents per serving. austindailyherald.com


"Beans – They’re Good For Your Heart and Your Budget" The Examiner

10/14/2014

 


"From the Dietitian: Beans are Inexpensive, Healthful" The Des Moines Register

10/14/2014

 


“Embrace Fall with Easy and Delicious Bean Soups” Daily Trojan"

9/22/2014

 

Despite their humble appearance, canned beans provide an ideal base for simple yet spectacular vegetarian soups. Since they are pre-cooked, meals made with canned beans come together in no time and taste like they’ve been simmered for hours. dailytrojan.com


"Canned Food Alliance Launches New Website: Mealtime.org" PR Newswire

9/4/2014

 

The Canned Food Alliance (CFA) launched its newly redesigned website, www.mealtime.org,to better serve health and nutrition industry professionals and government, while also providing a path for consumers. The new website, designed by Response Labs LLC, is the result of a shift in marketing and communications strategies.


”Learn What the Experts Know About Canned Food [Infographic]” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

9/4/14

 

Nine out of ten registered dietitians say they recommend canned foods, and even more of them say they enjoy canned foods regularly. But when consumers were asked the same survey questions, there was a concerning knowledge gap between what consumers know about canned foods compared to the experts.


"Boost Kids' Nutrition with Tips on Creating a Balanced Plate" Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

9/4/14

 

It's no secret that a wholesome diet helps keep kids healthy while giving them the energy and nutrients they need to concentrate and excel in school. The best place to start when planning a healthy meal is to consider the ingredients and portion sizes. MyPlate, the food graphic that replaced the food pyramid, is an easy guide.


"Well-Stocked Pantry Key to Success at Mealtime" News-Journal.com

9/3/14

 

When it comes to mealtime, a well-stocked pantry can be the difference between culinary success and a dinner dud. With a pantry full of canned foods, a delicious and easy homemade meal is just minutes away. Canned foods are recognized as one of the best ways to get food from the farm to the table.


"Control Appetite With Beans" The Richmond Register

9/1/14

 

Beans have long been seen as an energy food, high in fiber and low in fat and calories, but beans are also effective at keeping hunger at bay. The fiber serving will fill you up with fewer calories. Besides, canned beans are just as nutritious as fresh, frozen, or dried.


"To Your Health: Restock the Pantry for Healthy Back-To-School Meals" News Observer

8/26/14

 

Multiple canned foods made this list of recommendations on how to stock your pantry for going back to school in a healthy way. Canned tomatoes, pumpkin, and beans are recognized as nutritious pantry staples.


"A Tuna Sandwich by Way of Mediterranean Bruschetta" ABC News

7/21/14

 

This Tuna and White Bean Bruschetta recipe calls for canned tuna and canned white beans, noting that this recipe is both delicious and easy to make. 


"Healthbeat: Are These Items in Your Grocery Cart?" SeaCoast Online

5/25/14

 

The article provides grocery shopping recommendations for people trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Suggested items include low sodium canned tomatoes and tomato sauces, as well as canned cooked beans, which are inexpensive and great to adding protein and fiber.


"Little Kitchen Helpers" Digital Journal

5/19/14

 

From conceiving recipes to measuring, pouring and mixing, helping out in the kitchen is not only fun, it gets kids interested in trying new and healthy foods they may otherwise push to the edge of their plates. The article advises parents to look for inspiration from the canned foods in their pantries when searching for delicious, nutrient-rich and kid-friendly recipes to make together as a family.


"Not All Processed Foods are Bad for You" The Daily Times

5/19/14

 

While a lot of experts advise to avoid processed foods as much as possible, many can actually be good for you. Examples of healthy processed foods that are easy to find include canned tomatoes and canned beans. 


"Get Cooking with Cans" WOTV 4 Women

5/20/14

 

Canned foods are a smart solution for better eating in today's fast-paced world. Meijer RD Shari Steinbach shares some simple recipes made with canned foods, including Confetti Picnic Salad (a www.mealtime.org recipe). She also points out some of the benefits of canned foods, including that cans seal in freshness, nutrition, quality and taste, and that they are affordable and convenient.


A Better Ranch Recipe

6/13/14

 

Ranch dressing for dipping makes almost any vegetable more appealing to children, but commercially prepared ranch dressings have nutritional drawbacks. So here's a salad dressing base made with yogurt and white beans that can be the foundation of a healthful ranch dressing as well as a few variants.


Canned Heat

6/3/14

 

New research shows people who eat canned foods typically have healthier diets and consume more essential nutrients. Canned foods are also recommended by nutrition experts nationwide as key to getting healthy family meals on the table more often.


"Canned Fruits and Vegetables - A Healthy Choice" Michigan State University Extension

5/12/14

 

When shopping for fruits and vegetables, most grocery stores offer fresh, frozen and canned varieties. A recent study by MSU shows that canned produce provides both nutrition and affordability, including beans which are considered a vegetable.


"Canned Foods Linked to Healthier Eating Habits" PR Newswire

5/14/14

 

CMI's latest news release reveals new research that shows people who eat canned foods typically have healthier diets and consume more essential nutrients. Canned foods are also recommended by nutrition experts nationwide as key to getting healthy family meals on the table more often.


"Dietitian: Yes You Can! Three Myths About Canned Food" The Free Press

5/13/14

 

In response to a reader's question, April Graff, Hy Vee R.D., recommends canned foods as a healthy way to decrease food waste, increase convenience of perishable foods and save money. She cites UC Davis research findings that canned fruits and vegetables are nutritionally comparable to fresh.


3 Reasons Canned Foods Fill My Pantry

4/17/14

 

Following her canned food segment on FOX 59 in February and contribution to last month's Today's Table, Kim Galeaz, RD, describes the benefits of canned foods in a blog post. She says they are budget-friendly and nutrient-rich, convenient and versatile, and have earth-friendly packaging. She also shares some of her favorite canned food recipes.


Delicious Benefits of Beans for Diabetes

5/1/14

 

Beans of all colors and sizes have been a vital food source to many households over the centuries. This is due to how readily available and inexpensive the legume is across the world. Researchers found that the majority of legumes are an amazing source of fiber and protein that can easily replace meat and poultry if eaten right. Alongside other health benefits it has a low glycemic index which can easily be added to any diet.


When Canned Food is Freshest

3/26/14

 

The recent Michigan State University study that found canned produce is not only cheaper than fresh, but also can contain more nutrients because packaging fruit and vegetables at their peak preserves vitamins and minerals, continues to generate coverage. This article includes comments from registered dietitians Rebecca Stritchfield and Toby Amidor.


Canned Food Ups Fruit and Vegetable Intake

3/22/14

 

Citing the Michigan State University Research, the article says the use of cans in food packaging boosts fruit and vegetable intake, increases nutritional benefits, and makes edibles safer.


Smith: Don't Rule Out These Canned Foods

3/12/14

 

This article cites canned foods' benefits to encourage people to change their perceptions. Canned foods are inexpensive and convenient, making them an easy pick to stock the pantry. And while some foods lose nutrients during the canning process, there are others that actually increase in healthy compounds.


Nutritious Homemade Meals for Every Occasion

2/26/14

 

Whether you're preparing a quick breakfast for the family, feeding a crowd at dinner or looking for a light lunch for yourself, the key to a delicious, nutritious homemade meal is just minutes away thanks to the canned foods in your pantry.


Canned Fruits and Vegetables May Be As Nutritious As Their Fresh Counterparts

3/8/14

 

A new study analyzing nutritional content of common fruits and vegetables found that canned produce is just as good as fresh or frozen, and sometimes slightly better.


Growing popularity of hummus means it's a good time to be in the chickpea business. 

3/1/14

 

The rising popularity of hummus across the nation has been good for farmers like Aaron Flansburg. Flansburg, who farms 1,900 acres amid the rolling hills of southeastern Washington, has been increasing the amount of the chickpeas used to make hummus by about one-third each year to take advantage of good prices and demand.


Insiders Viewpoint: Winter, Soup & Your Health

3/3/14

 

Does the winter season have your intake of vegetables down? Don't let it - especially during cold and flu season. This is prime time for the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants found in vegetables and fruit to strut their stuff.


Best Fiber-Rich Foods for Diabetes

6/12/13

 

Adding foods with fiber to your diabetes diet can help you have better blood sugar control. But take a slow-and-steady approach to avoid unpleasant effects.


Compilation of 2014 Food Trends

1/3/14

 

A collection of culinary predictions states, "Beans are the new Whole Grains!"


Fiber of Truth

1/2/14

 

New research offers yet another reason for Americans to take advice about high-fiber foods to heart. Just seven extra grams of fiber per day significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease.


Open a Can of Health

12/9/13

 

Canned food staples of the cupboard can help you manage your budget and your diet, if you know what to look for, say nutrition experts. Canned beans are tops on the list for Dee Sandquist, registered dietitian.


15 Foods to Help You Lose Weight 

12/1/13

 

A study of eight men found that their levels of the hormone cholecystokinin (one of your best weight-loss pals) were twice as high after a meal containing beans than after a low-fiber meal containing rice and dry milk.


6 Colorful Diabetes-Fighting Foods

1/13/13

 

If you have diabetes, it's time to expand your diet vocabulary. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants, and their role in a smart diabetic diet is becoming crystal clear.


10 Healthy Eating Habits from Around the World

10/30/13

 

Over one-third of US adults are currently obese, and that number isn't dropping. While national obesity rates depend on many factors, they probably have a lot to do with lifestyle and culture, including what people eat and how they eat it.


It's the Season for Some Chili!

10/26/13

 

As temperatures cool down and with football season under way, what better way to score big with your family and friends than with chili? 


The Smart Mom's Kitchen 

9/28/13

 

Cooking at home is more cost-effective than ordering in, better for your family's health, and if you do it right, quicker, too. New York based nutrition expert Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, CDN, author of Read It Before You Eat It, shares the items you should always have in stock for delicious, kid-friendly 30-minute meals.


Eat Well to Be Well: It’s Good to be ‘Full of Beans’! 

9/18/13

 

Beans are a valuable food to regularly purchase at the grocery store from a health standpoint and economically. They are an excellent source of fiber, protein and antioxidants. Canned beans are a convenient option to dried beans, but should be rinsed prior to cooking to remove excess sodium.

 

Good Question: How Many Fruits & Veggies Should We Be Eating? 

9/18/13

 

The CDC recommends consuming between 1.5 to 2.5 servings of fruits and two to four serving of vegetables each day. The exact amount depends on age, gender and how much a person exercises. To maintain the appropriate levels of consumption, the article recommends consuming all forms of fruits or vegetables, including fresh frozen and canned.

 

How to Eat Healthy on a College Budget 

9/20/13

 

Planning trips to the grocery store and making a list reduces the chance of spending money on unnecessary items. The article recommends purchasing in-season fruits and vegetables as well as their canned versions since they are convenient and do not spoil quickly.

 

Heart Smart: Planning is Key for Healthy Dinners During School Year 

9/15/13

 

The author provides tips for making family meal planning easier while not sacrificing nutrition. She recommends keeping the pantry well-stocked with ingredients that can be easily added to any meal, such as rice, canned fruit, canned vegetables and canned legumes such as kidney beans or chickpeas.