eat well with canned fruit
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So how do you make it more exciting, tasty and interesting for the whole family to enjoy?
It’s not as easy as it sounds – from getting everyone out of bed, to making sure bags are packed and leaving the house on time, serving up a nourishing breakfast can be last on the agenda! That’s where Princes Fruit with Juice comes in.
Eating Princes Fruit with Juice is a great way to get the whole family off to a good start. With the UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey showing that just 27% of us are managing to eat the recommended five a day, finding easy ways of eating well is important for our health.
Princes Fruit with Juice is a simple way to get one of your five a day in early, without the fuss of chopping, pitting and peeling that’s needed for fresh fruit.
Why not try Princes majestic pineapples, juicy peaches, glorious pears or magnificent mandarins? All packed from fresh, the delicious taste of the fruit is locked in at the canning stage so Princes fruit is the perfect alternative to fresh when accompanying your favourite cereal, yoghurt, granola or porridge.
Most of Princes Fruit with Juice range contain no artificial colours or flavours, and no preservatives or added sugar (they do contain naturally occurring sugars). In addition Princes Prunes, Pears and Pineapples with Juice are all good sources of fibre, which helps make the Princes Fruit with Juice range Really Simple, Royally Good.
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Registered dietician and TV presenter
As an experienced dietician and hard-working mum, Lucy understands the importance of fitting a good diet around busy daily life.
Her regular TV appearances include BBC’s Eat Well For Less and daytime programmes such as ITV’s The Titchmarsh Show and Loose Women.
Lucy works with families to show them really simple ways of improving their diet without breaking the bank. Canned food is a great place to start!
Getting more out of your day with royally good breakfasts!
By registered dietician and TV presenter, Lucy Jones
Enjoying a good breakfast means starting the day as you mean to go on and in my house, it really is an important time of day – for so many reasons!
Breakfast helps our brains to work better, especially for children. In fact, children who skip breakfast are not as good at problem solving as those who eat breakfast2 and kids that do eat that all-important morning meal perform better in school, both in maths and creative tasks3.
And it’s not just children who get a lot from eating breakfast. In memory and recall tests, eating breakfast helps adults to remember things and retain information too4,5.
Many of us keep to traditional choices of cereal or toast during the week and while these offer very beneficial nutrients, we could be missing out on an opportunity to add even more. With less than a third of the UK population eating their five a day1, we know that eating more fruit and vegetables should be right up there in our nutrition priorities and breakfast is one area where we can easily boost our intakes.
In our house, we struggle to get to the shops during the week and having a good stock of canned fruit means you can get the nutritional benefit of adding fruit to breakfast with the added bonus of its long shelf life.
Canned fruit is affordable, long lasting and pre-prepared, taking away all the hassle of washing, peeling and chopping. The US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and studies by the Canned Food Alliance comparing people who ate canned fruit to those who didn’t, found canned fruit eaters ate 19% more fruit overall, had better overall diet quality and ate more dietary fibre and potassium and less saturated fat6,7, which is really impressive considering how easy it is to use!
Canned fruit also provides inspiration for every day of the week. I love to add canned pineapple chunks to a warm bowl of porridge, creating a sweet breakfast option with extra nutrition for the start of the day.
Canned fruit can even help children happily eat-up a bowl of lower sugar cereal by adding that sweet taste we all enjoy! With a huge range available, canned fruit offers so many colours, textures and flavours and something that all the family will love.
For me, getting people to increase variety in meals including at breakfast is key to keeping ‘healthy eating’ interesting and it helps us to eat the widest range of nutrients.
So for all you breakfast skippers, take a moment to re-think your morning and consider just how quick and easy breakfast can be for you and your family when you add canned fruit. Adding it to cereal, yoghurt or even porridge provides the variety and balance you need to start the day in the right way.