4 Tips to Make Convenience Foods Healthier

March 23, 2009 | Peggy Martin

4 Tips to Make Convenience Foods Healthier

Are you trying to eat healthy AND use packaged foods because your time is limited? If so, here are a few tips to make convenience foods healthier:

  1. for boxed mixes of rice, pasta, stuffing or macaroni and cheese, use half (or omit) the butter or margarine called for in the instructions;
  2. to spaghetti sauce or creamed soups, add canned, frozen or cooked vegetables;
  3. to frozen pizza, top with raw or cooked vegetables before baking; and,
  4. for seasoned rice mixes, use only half the seasoning packet–the remaining seasoning may be added when cooking plain rice or to flavor slow cooked meat.

–contributed by Peggy Martin

Peggy Martin

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