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The change of seasons brings little change to the hectic schedules at our house. Summer, for example, ushered in the non-stop activities of kids home from school. Now with autumn, it’s a return to the jam-packed calendars of kids back in school. It leaves little time for family meals together, and even less time for cooking. And when your child is late for practice, packaged and prepared foods suddenly don’t seem so unhealthy.
But is there such a thing as a nutritious convenience food? “Yes, there are some healthy options out there, but you really have to look at the ingredient lists and the Nutrition Facts labels,” says registered dietitian Kathy McManus, director of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Typical convenience foods
Packaged prepared foods come in several forms:
boxed dry goods, such as quick-cook pasta and rice mixes
canned foods, such as soup or ravioli
frozen foods, such as a single-serve frozen dinner or a “family-sized” lasagna Read More