Eating Well With Kim: Aug. 25, 2017

Published: Aug. 25, 2017 at 1:23 PM EDT
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(WRDW/WAGT) -- Canned and frozen food are both good budget friendly choices.

Yes, budget and time friendly. Can of tomatoes = $0.50, while a package of chopped spinach = $1.70, in comparison to $6 for fresh.

Plus, they are picked and processed at the peak of ripeness to lock in nutrients.


1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 small onion, chopped (or 1 cup frozen chopped onion)

1 pound extra-lean ground beef

1 cup frozen chopped spinach

1 (1-ounce) packet reduced sodium taco seasoning (or homemade mix)

1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth (or water)

12 cups chopped lettuce

11/2 cup chopped tomato

1 avocado

3/4 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese

46 tablespoons sour cream

Green onions and cilantro (edible garnishes)

Lime wedges


Already in the skillet is the meat, onion, and spinach. Next, add in the seasoning packet after about five minutes of cooking. Stir in the broth or water and allow the meat to cook down until most liquid is absorbed (about 3 more minutes).

Place two cups of lettuce into a bowl, top with three-fourths cup meat mixture, one-sixth avocado, one tablespoon sour cream, two tablespoons cheese, one-half cup tomatoes and edible garnishes as desired and serve with lime wedges.

Canned food, the frozen food is minimally processed. They are processed as in washed, chopped, and frozen, but without preservatives and so minimally processed for maximum nutrition.