These healthy supermarket convenience foods can help you keep your cool — getting you in and out of the kitchen — fast.
Baby Kale: These little leaves are plush with nutrients and antioxidants, require no chopping and have a less-bitter taste than full-grown kale. Add to sandwiches, salads and green smoothies.
Rotisserie Chicken: An already-cooked bird lets you add instant protein to any meal. Ditch the skin to eliminate a ton of sodium and fatty calories.
Peppadew Peppers: Often sold jarred in brine, these sweet-spicy peppers can enliven all forms of no-cook dishes. Try stuffing them with goat cheese or hummus for a no-fuss backyard appetizer.
Frozen Cooked Shrimp: Thaw as many as you need and reap the rewards of this low-calorie protein powerhouse. Serve with lowsodium cocktail sauce, or chop and add to a salad.
Canned Beans: Embrace budget-friendly canned beans as a way to enrich salads, dips and tacos with nutrient-dense protein and fiber. Frozen Cherries: Conveniently pitted, these sweet nibbles are the perfect addition to cereal, desserts and even savory dishes like tuna salad.
Smoked Salmon: No need to fire up the grill for your fish fix. Add this precooked, velvety delight to wholegrain crackers, wraps, salads and summer picnic charcuterie spreads.
Quinoa Flakes: Made by rolling whole quinoa seeds to flatten, these flakes are a great addition to smoothies for a boost of protein and fiber or as a high-pro sub for oatmeal.