5 Healthy Ways to Use Canned Fruit

No fresh fruit available? Find healthy ways to use the canned variety.
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Photo by: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Marshall Troy, 2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Canned options can be a healthy and budget-friendly way to incorporate more servings of fruit into your diet. Try using canned fruit in fun and exciting ways, such as these five inspiring recipes.

Fruit Cocktail 

Turn canned fruit into a frozen treat that’s way better for you than a sugary ice pop.

Recipe: Ree Drummond's Frozen Fruit Cups (pictured above)
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Kana Okada, 2010, Kana Okada

Pears

Make this sweet and savory appetizer for your next get-together. Serve on whole-grain baguette slices to boost the fiber count even higher.

Mandarin Oranges

This tiny, tangy canned citrus may already be a staple ingredient for chicken salad and coleslaw, but you can also use it to brighten up breakfast.

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Photo by: Con Poulos

Con Poulos

Lychee

This lesser-known canned fruit adds a burst of sweet, floral flavor to salads, desserts and this refreshing cocktail.

Pineapple

Think beyond tomatoes! Canned pineapples and peaches make a fresh and flavorful salsa.

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.

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