This is a continuation of the fruit and veg theme (click on the “EMFV” in the TAG CLOUD for the other posts).
My second easy to eat tip towards “Seven a Day” is baked beans. A can of them counts as two – the beans are one and the sauce another. Don’t eat the can unless you’re Desperate Dan !
Of course you won’t be able to have them for breakfast because “The Full English” is not so high up there on the healthy scale. Certainly not the three rashers of bacon and two sausage. Definitely not the black pudding. The hash browns are also a no-no and eggs are full of cholesterol.
I guess following up the beans with toast and Frank Coopers extra thick marmalade is also not recommended by my new-found health advisers.
“Stay healthy and lead a frugal and miserable life for longer” – could be a new Government slogan.
One other useful money-saving tip with beans, since the tins probably have a sell by date of 2050, would be to buy a years’ supply. Better still if you can find a “buy one, get one free” offer, buy two years supply. Perhaps if you are now more confident about your longer life you could take a calculated risk and invest in say ten years supply.
That should cost around £3,000 (half that for “buy one, get one free”). But think of the saving on inflation. Baked beans will no doubt be a lot more expensive in ten years time, especially when their healthy virtues have been fully appreciated.
Storage of all these cans might be a bit of a problem, but I have thought for that. Andy Warhol made cans of Campbell’s soup an iconic image, so why not decorate your lounge with tins of beans all around the walls. Save on wallpaper – save on decoration. Make chairs, sofas and tables out of the boxes of tins of beans. You could be featured on the “60 minute makeover” programme on TV, or “Grand Designs”.
And who knows, you could win the Turner prize for a new art installation!
Then again this blog could just be a bag of wind 🙂