Monday, March 3, 2014

Celebrating Nutrition Month with Salad and Giveaway

March is Nutrition Month, which reminds us to refocus on our diet and make sure we are getting the nutrients our body needs. Canada’s Food Guide recommends that we eat 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Since it is more costly to eat fresh fruits when it is out of season, and some fruits like peaches are hard to find in winter we can get the nutrients we need by having canned fruit like California peaches.

Canned California cling peaches do not contain added sugar, as they are packed in water or their own light juice. Furthermore, the canning process has been proven to increase key nutrients, and a study has revealed that canned peaches are higher in antioxidants and Vitamin A, nearly four times higher in Vitamin C and 10 times higher in folate than fresh peaches.

The peaches are nutritious, delicious, convenient and versatile to be included in a number of recipes. In keeping with Nutrition Month’s theme this year: Simply Cook and Enjoy. This Tex Mex Bean, Sweet Peppers and Peach salad recipe serves 4 to 6 people is courtesy of California Cling Peach Board. 

1/2 cup Frozen corn
1 can (398ml) California Cling sliced peaches
1 can (540ml) Mixed beans
2 Sweet peppers, red and green, cut into bite- size chunks
2 Green onions, thinly sliced

Dressing 
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 tbsp vinegar
1 Large garlic clove, minced
2 tsp Chili powder
1/2 tsp Each salt and dried oregano leaves
Generous pinch Cayenne pepper
1/2 cup Chopped coriander

Thaw the corn. Drain the peaches and reserve 1 tbsp of juice. Then chop peaches into bite-size chunks and add to a large bowl along with corn, beans, peppers and green onions. 
In a small bowl, whisk reserved peach juice with oil, vinegar, garlic, chili powder, salt and oregano and cayenne. Stir into salad along with coriander. Add more salt and cayenne if needed.
Giveaway
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54 comments:

  1. I'm in BC. We use canned peaches in smoothies or on top of yogurt.

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  2. We live in the Fraser Valley portion of BC, and each summer my Mom and I can fresh Okanagan peaches to enjoy all winter. The very most best way every to eat them is over homemade vanilla ice cream!!

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  3. Hi, I live in toronto. i made peach cobbler using canned peaches once, it was so nice.. wonderful an very useful give away :) Salad looks so tempting :)

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  4. I am in US and I love to buy canned peach to make smoothie for us and sometimes just to add in some salad.

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  5. From BC. I've had canned peaches before and love them. Great for making desserts.

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  6. i live in ontario, we sometimes buy canned peaches when we can't get fresh ones. they are tasty.

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  7. Ontario. Yes canned peaches are one of my favourite snacks!

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  8. I'm in BC and I've had canned peaches many times. We eat them straight out of the can, yumm

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  9. Love your colorful and healthy salad. I'm in Ontario. I often buy canned fruits but somehow never bought canned peaches.

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  10. I am in Ontario and we eat canned peaches a lot in the winter. We eat them straight from the can and in smoothies. (Judy Cowan)

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  11. I'm from Ontario.
    I have enjoyed canned peaches many times. I like eating them plain.

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  12. I live in Ontario. I don't eat canned peaches because they are usually packed in sugar and I have to watch my intake.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

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  13. I'm from Ontario, I used to can peaches every year when the boys were small. I just coulldn't make them fast enough. They absolutely loved them.

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  14. I'm from Ontario. I used to can peaches every year when the boys were small. I could not make them fast enough. We have always enjoyed them.

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  15. I'm from ON, and I have had canned peaches before and they are delicious in a salad.

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  16. manitoba I use canned peaches in a peach salsa pork recipe

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  17. I live in Ontario and I've never bought canned peaches before.

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  18. bc and I haven't had canned peaches in years!
    jan

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  19. I live in BC and I actually have some canned peaches in the cupboard, but i haven't opened them yet!

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  20. From Manitoba. Love canned peaches plain or over vanilla ice cream.

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  21. Awesome and lovely looking salad. Lovely preparation.
    Deepa

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  22. I live in Canada. I like canned peaches straight from the can!
    Thanks.

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  23. Should have added I am in Alberta.

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  24. Raised on can peaches.I think is was a quick easy fruit choice for my parents. I live in Alberta

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  25. I'm in BC and we use canned peaches in our peach and blueberry pies

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  26. I'm in Vancouver and I do like canned peaches (but fresh would still be my number 1 choice)

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  27. Che colori splendidi...:-))
    Ciao,buona domenica

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  28. this salad looks colourful and refreshing :-)

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  29. I live in NB and yes I have had canned peaches before, my kids and I both enjoy them very much!

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  30. I'm in BC. I can my own peaches almost every year (I've done them 9 out of the last 10 years). I also buy them sometimes if we use a lot in a year. Like this year we'll have to buy some because I just sent the last jar to work with my husband today.

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  31. I preserve my own peaches when they're in season. It's so disappointing to spend money on fruit in the winter and it has no flavour.

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  32. I live in BC, and am lucky to get beautiful fresh peaches from an orchard just down the road from our house. But when peaches aren't in season, then yes, we buy canned. We love our peaches! Thank you!
    ~ Dawn

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  33. I'm in Alberta. I don't buy a lot of canned fruit, but I do happen to love canned peaches. I like them just on their own, but I also like to bake with them especially peach cobbler.

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  34. I'm from Ontario. Yes I buy canned peaches and mostly use it as an ice cream topping or in a fruit salad.

    Rafflecopter name: Sarah S.
    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

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  35. I live in NB. I enjoy canned peaches from time to time, usually in a fruit salad.

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  36. Live in Ontario and have canned peaches before as part of fruit salad in simple syrup.

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  37. I live in Nova Scotia, I have not tried canned peaches

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  38. I am in Ontario and I do like canned peaches. Nice salad!

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  39. i live in bc, and i love canned peaches, just on their own!

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  40. I am in Newfoundland and I love to put my can peaches in the fridge to get them cold before I eat them.

    Florence C

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  41. I like in MB Canada and have had (and enjoyed!) canned peaches

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  42. I live in Ontario and I love canned peaches, I like to eat them right out of the can at room temperature =)

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  43. I live in Saskatchewan and I eat canned peaches on ice cream.

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  44. I live in newfoundland,and eat can peaches with cream.

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  45. I'm in BC and I've used canned peaches in a cake before.

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  46. I'm in Ontario and yes we eat can peaches all the time.

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  47. I live in Vancouver and I love canned peaches. diana

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  48. I live in Alberta. I always have canned peaches in the pantry. I use them to eat on their own, make into Peach Crisps, put into puddings and desserts, add to homemade ice cream and I eat them with cottage cheese.

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  49. I live in Ontario. I have had canned peachecs before, usually just straight up or sometimes with a bit of cinnamon sprinkled on top.

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