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Tesco Light Choices Baked Beans

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      11.10.2011 10:06
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      A good healthy option for lunchtimes

      I'm not the kind of person to get overly excited about baked beans, but I have to admit these Tesco beans have become a firm favourite in my household and I always stock up with a few tins each time I do a food shop in Tesco.

      The beans come in the smaller 220g sized tins which is just enough for one serving. The tin is white in colour and has the Tesco 'light choices' logo on the front along with a picture of the beans. The tin has a ring pull lid which is ideal for taking them to work and having for lunch. Although we do have a tin opener in work it's one of those things that either people are fighting over or it goes walkabout occasionally so ring pulls are very handy. They also only take about a minute and a half in the microwave so by the time your toast has popped the beans are ready and you have a lovely comforting dinnertime treat.

      The beans are part of the light choices range, which means they have lower sugar and salt content than most beans. They are also a very good source of fibre. The nutritional information per tin is as follows:

      Calories - 155
      Sugar - 8g
      Fat - 1g
      Saturates - Trace
      Salt - 0.8g

      Not only are they good for you, but they also taste pretty good too. When it comes to beans I can't really say I notice the difference between the branded and non-branded ones. These come in just the right amount of tomato sauce (nothing worse than bean-sauce making your toast go soggy!), and the sauce isn't overly sweet because of the reduced sugar content. The beans themselves are a good consistency, and taste really nice, again they're not too sweet or salty, but taste just right. It's quite difficult to describe the taste of beans in general, but I'm sure we all know what they taste like!

      The individual sized tins are just enough for one person, which is one of the reasons I love these so much because I can't believe the number of times in the past I've thrown out half a tin of beans that I've been storing in the fridge but never got round to eating. My other half isn't keen on beans so instead of wasting food, I just buy these now. If you don't want to use the whole tin, for example you just want a taster of beans with your fry up, you can store them in the fridge for up to two days.

      To put the icing on the cake, these beans only cost 26p at the moment, which is pretty good considering they're the healthier version. I often find that trying to be healthy just adds to the food bill because if you choose the healthy options they cost more. This is a good way of getting some goodness into your diet without costing the earth.

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