Beans in the News

"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 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 varients.


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 Vegetabl 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 Occassion

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 Thier 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 hummas means it's a good time to be in the chickpea business. 

3/1/14

 

The rising popularity of hummas 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 hummas 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 fo, 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 droping. 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.