Having a “Cantry” is Essential! #CansGetYouCooking


Think about your shopping routine. Do you buy canned goods? I do. Most of which are the same ones I stock up on regularly. The can is one of the best ways to get your food from the farm to your family’s kitchen table. The canning process locks in foods’ freshness, flavor and nutrients at the peak of ripeness, just hours after picking. It’s field to sealed! That means I can serve canned foods anytime, and with confidence.

store cans

I’ve looked into canning myself with all the fresh veggies I eat all summer long but when it comes own to it, I just don’t trust myself with the process and prefer to just stock up on all my canned favorites from the store. In the winter months our “fresh” vegetables are often being flown in from all different parts of the world and often being picked far earlier than they should be. When I buy my canned goods I know they were able to grow until the moment when they have the best nutritional value.


I try my best to use fresh vegetables year round. I really do but our schedules get really busy and often what I plan is not always what happens. Johnny is often juggling two sports, drums, and friends. Gavin has friends over each week, plays soccer, and after school Spanish. Add basketball, swimming lessons, and let’s not forget the holiday season. Life gets crazy. I really don’t want to admit how much of my “planning” turns into failing and in the trash. When I remember I freeze everything but even then you have to remember to defrost. Cans. Cans are your best friend. They are ready when you have 5 minutes to feed three kids and get out the door. Cans are convenience when you’re snowed in can’t make it to the store. Cans are still healthy. You can still buy healthy organic options in a can.

Did you know that 73% of Americans throw away spoiled fruits and vegetables on average two times a week.
Cans help make sure nature’s bounty doesn’t go to waste.

Three Bean Veggie Salad #Recipe

My kids of course love grabbing a can of Spaghetti O’s or Ravioli’s. I on the other hand love using beans a lot and never remember to soak them no matter how many times I’ve planned for it. I always have a wide variety of beans in my kitchen. I also rely on cans for soup. I love soup and I love using soups in many of my recipes for added taste without spending a lot on herbs and spices.


I don’t just keep cans in my kitchen. I have a cantry in my basement. What’s a cantry? A cantry is the can version of a pantry. A well-stocked “Cantry” helps you save time and get a healthy, flavorful and home-cooked meal on the table, more often. It’s homemade made easy. It also provides safety and comfort in other ways. Here on the East Coast we’ve had several near disasters happen and we’ve even gone over a whole week without power as a result to one. When these state of emergencies happen the stores run out of the basics. By keeping a well stocked cantry I can trust that my family will be well provided for in dire times.

Amana 20.1 cu. ft. Upright Freezer

Cans Get You Cooking supplied this infographic that I found really interesting and wanted to share with you too!


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  1. Natasha says

    That looks delicious!! I buy all of my beans canned – its so easy and I love having them when I need them!

  2. My family and I do our best to can a few things ourselves through the Spring, Summer, all the way up until the Fall! It’s really a wonderful feeling knowing WHERE you’re veggies and other things come from and that you’re taking an active part in your health and well being by being self sustainable 🙂

  3. Stacey Roberson says

    This is such a great idea! I buy canned good quite often – the best part is the long shelf life.

  4. Devon F says

    Your veggie salad looks delicious!

  5. Maria Iemma says

    This is definitely a good idea. I buy the Shoprite Can Can sale every year and stock up on all my can food items. It helps me save money and I always have meals on hand.

  6. Samantha says

    Looks yummy. 🙂

  7. Christina says

    I think I am going to try that 3 bean veggie salad for my cousins graduation party next weekend (nursing school). I do buy cans to have on hand, but not as much as I used to… beans are one of the things I try to keep cans of though.

  8. Patty White says

    I love cooking with canned foods! dont get me wrong, fresh is awesome, but half the time the veggies go bad before I’m ready to use them. Thats why I love canned foods! That and it takes up way less room.

  9. ashley perez says

    Buying canned beans are very convenient.

  10. Marissa Schillemore says

    Haha love this !!
    I have a huge cantery ! Never heard of this word before but am defiantly using it !
    I need new recipes !
    I ussually buy frozen veggies over canned but should start canning or jarring foods ! Would save me muula $$$

    Thanks for this blog !

  11. Susan Smith says

    I admit I prefer frozen vegetables. To me they taste fresher especially corn. I do buy a lot of canned fruits because they aren’t always in season to buy fresh. I always have canned peaches, fruit cocktail and pears in my cabinet. I also always have canned beans in my pantry for chili and soups that I make.

  12. Cassandra Davis says

    It’s smart to stay well stocked with canned goods. I always have my necessities: corn, green beans, pineapples and a variety of soups. Great info, thanks.

  13. Lesley F says

    I seem to be one of the 73% that is always throwing away spoiled fruits and veggies. Cans would save me so much money that I really should stock up on them also

  14. julie says

    I always have canned beans and corn on hand. Makes an easy soup or chili

  15. Aria says

    I too like to have a big cantry! Canned foods are staples and when they go on a great price I stock up!!

  16. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I always stock up on canned foods! In the fall you especially need them!

  17. I use partially canned and the fest frozen. Your bean salad looks wonderful!

  18. Richard Hicks says

    We eat a lot of canned foods. The salad looks so delicious and healthy too!

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