A meal in a can? Well, almost actually!

November 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Nutrition Tips

Eden Organics ‘bean and grain’ mixtures.

As usual, I love finding new products, especially ones that are nutritious and uber easy – giving my clients no excuse not to follow their eating plan.  These are what I like to call ’a nutritional gem’; high in fibre, high in protein, acceptable sodium (700 mg per meal) and sugar (10g or less) levels and the perfect amount of calories for a meal (around 350 per can). All the Eden Organic bean and grain mixtures contain the starch part of the plate, and the protein.

The only thing I would add to this meal to make it perfect is more vegetables.  According to Spectrum Nutrition’s PLATE MODEL, half the plate should be made up of vegetables.  Although this meal does come with an intrinsic amount of veggie material, you’d be hard pressed to convince me that they’ve managed to squish 1/2 a plate’s worth into a can.  So what do I recommend?  Add a can of Eden Organics bean and grains to an all veggie salad (remember, 40 calories or less per Tbsp of dressing is ideal) and you’ve got a perfect on the go meal without all the salt, fat and calories of take out.

 

 

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