Canned veggies?

I eat a lot of veggies. Preferably fresh. However, I eat a bag of frozen green beans at least four times a week for lunch and I love frozen carrots, corn or mixed veggies, too. I love my green beans with a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar on them and a little sea salt, too. I can’t explain my love for frozen green beans! They are so good and good for you!

The other day, however, as I was walking by the canned vegetables, I got the hankering for canned carrots. Why? I am not sure because I truly am not a big fan of canned anything. Seriously, have you ever tried to eat canned asparagus? Mushy. Gross. Nasty with a big, fat "N!" But if I was forced to choose my favorite canned veggie, I would probably have to go with…you guessed it, green beans.

Tonight, I decided to try my can of carrots. After opening the can and dumping all the water out, I was surprised at how rubbery they looked. And I am not sure if it was my imagination or what, but I thought they had a peculiar odor to them. Not a foul, these-are-bad-carrots kind of smell, but just kind of funky, I guess. I cooked them on the stove instead of the microwave because I like to brown mine a little bit. In other words, cook them until they are starting to what I call lightly brown, while others may call it blackened or burnt. Weird, I know.

I spritzed them with a little I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray when they were done, let them cool a little bit and then dug in. The first few bites were okay, but not the best. Okay, they were horrible. Mushy. Tinny-tasting. Watery. Bland. Simply gross, to be completely honest. But somehow, I managed to finish them. Why? I am not sure. That was a waste of one WW point, that’s for sure. : )

I guess from now on, I will stick to my fresh or frozen veggies. Lesson learned. Tastebuds thankful.

3 thoughts on “Canned veggies?

  1. I garden and can my own green beans, tomatoes, and beets. Other vegetables (IMO) should be eaten fresh or frozen. Store bought canned vegetables are tasteless compared to home canned. Don’t know why. I suppose mass production.


  2. I prefer fresh or frozen as well, my favorite being peas–I will even snack on frozen peas…yum! If I have to eat canned: corn, green beans, carrots–in that order, but I have to overload with butter & seasonings, so they really aren’t worth it. I do used some canned veggies when they are in combined meals such as a hot dish or I am in a very big time crunch.


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