Low Carb Canned Food Recipes: Cooking with Canned Vegetables & More


Even with the end of winter finally in sight, spring and summer produce won’t be in peak season for a while.  However, this isn’t an excuse not to eat your veggies! Canned vegetables and fruits make it easy for you to eat nutritiously all year round, even when your favorite produce hasn’t come back into season yet.

Since February is National Canned Food Month, there’s even more reason to go through your pantry and use any canned food you have on hand. Canned food makes a great timesaving shortcut in the kitchen and can help you easily stick to your low carb diet. Try out these low-carb canned food recipes for quick and easy meals you’ll love:

Breakfast Ideas:

Chorizo, Green Chili and Tomato Frittata
This frittata has spicy chorizo and canned chili peppers to help wake you up in the morning. It’s good for serving to a crowd since it makes a lot, but you could also save the leftovers to heat up for lunch or dinner later on.

Turkey Sausage with Marinated Artichoke Hearts and Feta
This protein-packed meal is sure to keep you full until lunch and makes a yummy alternative to eggs. Use canned artichokes for a quick way to get your vegetables and start off your day on a healthy note.

Lunch Ideas

Canned Tuna and Artichoke Salad
This tuna and artichoke salad puts a tasty twist on your typical tuna salad. Marinated artichokes give this salad delicious flavor that’s perfect for a filling lunch. Eat it with a fork, serve it as a salad or make a low carb lettuce wrap.

Mixed Greens with Marinated Artichokes & Mung Bean Sprouts This mixed greens salad couldn’t be easier to make. Simply mix salad greens with marinated artichoke hearts, mung bean sprouts and your favorite low carb salad dressing for a light, fresh and healthy low carb lunch. If you’re extra hungry, top with grilled chicken for a heartier meal.

Dinner Ideas

Warm Asian Beef Salad
This warm Asian beef salad makes a great light dinner. The marinated beef is full of flavor and the salad has lots of crunch from the mixed greens, red pepper and canned water chestnuts.

Two Step Salsa Chili
This two step salsa chili is perfect for a cool evening when you’re craving comfort food. It calls for canned diced tomatoes and chunky salsa that are probably sitting in your pantry already. Top with sour cream and green onions for extra flavor.


Be sure to celebrate National Canned Food Month before it’s over! From canned vegetables to tuna, Atkins has plenty of timesaving canned food recipes perfect for a low carb diet.

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