3. Stock these three cans.
Canned beans, corn, and tomatoes stretch higher calorie dishes and also combine to make yummy, low-cal meals. Try these great ideas:
Add a can each of corn, garbanzo beans, and plum tomatoes to your pasta salad recipe. You'll boost the salad's texture and flavor, and as a bonus, you'll be able to eat more salad for just a few more calories. As a double bonus, you'll get healthy amounts of fiber and important nutrients.
Toss a can of light tuna with a can of white beans. Add a drizzle of olive oil, a squeeze or two of lemon, and a sprinkle of oregano.
Mix a can of kidney or black beans with a can of corn, and add some canned salsa and a few shots of hot sauce for a tasty lunch.
Simmer a can of Italian plum tomatoes with a little garlic for a superfast pasta sauce. Serve over 1 cup of whole-wheat pasta.