Go Green In The Kitchen

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Theme 5: Go Green in the Kitchen

Talking Point

Talking Points


Recycling your steel food cans saves energy and natural resources.


Waste from product packaging makes up a third or more of the trash people throw out.


Canned food is packed in the most recycled food container – the steel can. More than 70 percent of steel cans get recycled.

Education Materials

Education Materials

Save Green and Go Green in the Essential Kitchen Toolkit available on Mealtime.org provides tips to help lower your environmental footprint in the kitchen, from recycling steel cans to using appliances more efficiently and more!

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Fruit Smoothie

Serves 4

Fruit Smoothie


2 cans (16 oz each) apricots, peaches, pears, pineapple
or fruit cocktail in any combination, packed in water or 100% juice
2 TBS fresh lemon juice
1 pint frozen yogurt


Purée fruit with juice from the can and lemon juice in a blender. Add frozen yogurt in small chunks, blending until smooth. Serve immediately in tall glasses with straws.

Tweetable Tip

Tweetable Tip

To shop #green, buy food packed in steel cans – the most recycled package. There’s less waste with canned food! http://bit.ly/1EHJzyp

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