28 Cheap and Easy Recipes From Canned Foods
Today's canned products tend to be healthier than they were a generation ago. And while a diet relying wholly on canned and processed foods still isn't good, there's no denying cans' ability to help create quick, tasty, and often money-saving meals. With canned products, a little creativity can yield delicious and sometimes surprising results. From soup to nuts -- and every course in between -- here are ways to get out of the drive-through lane and back into the kitchen for National Canned Food Month and beyond.
Canned, diced mango, and canned evaporated milk -- plus ginger, honey, and ice -- and less than five minutes are all it takes to whip up this sweet, frothy treat from a program of the Can Manufacturers Institute. If a mango smoothie doesn't sound good, use canned peaches instead.
Recipe: Cans Get You Cooking
A 15-ounce can of chickpeas is the key to this earthy offering pitched as an alternative to those suddenly ubiquitous kale salads.
For the cornbread novice -- or those with little time -- try a tasty recipe that takes just four ingredients (including two kinds of canned corn) and five minutes of prep. It can be baked into squares or muffins to serve alone or alongside chili or stews. Add cheese or bacon for a more complex taste.
Recipe: Del Monte