When you’re limiting trips to the grocery store or trying to stretch your budget, canned foods are a great source of nutrients like fiber and protein. They also retain most of their fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) and minerals. In fact, canned tomatoes actually have twice the lycopene content of fresh tomatoes, making them a great source of powerful antioxidants.
Canned beans are super convenient and versatile and make for an excellent source of plant-based protein. Canned fish (Think: tuna, salmon, sardines and anchovies) is also rich in protein, as well as heart-healthy omega-3’s, making it a convenient and affordable source of these essential fats. Just make sure to look for low-sodium versions whenever possible.
These high-protein recipes take advantage of canned foods and other pantry staples and feature up to 29 grams of protein per serving.
Check out our Healthy Pantry Recipes for easy-to-cook meals using non-perishable foods with helpful substitutions.
Calories: 298; Total Fat: 10g; Carbs: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Protein 29g
Calories: 385; Total Fat: 11g; Carbs: 58g; Dietary Fiber: 12g; Protein: 16g
Calories: 415; Total Fat: 8g; Carbs: 60g; Dietary Fiber: 11g; Protein: 25g
Calories: 226; Total Fat: 8g; Carbs: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Protein: 15g
Calories: 159; Total Fat: 6g; Carbs: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Protein: 18g
Protein helps keep you satisfied which promotes weight loss. Search our High Protein collection with egg, meat, seafood, and vegetarian recipes in “Recipe Discovery” in the MyFitnessPal app.