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Quick, Easy, Tasty Recipes in Under 20 Minutes!

We know there are going to be days when you may not have time to prep an elaborate meal and that is absolutely fine!  Life is moving quickly and some days we have less time to cook. On those days when things are rushed, we understand that you need a quick easy and especially tasty dish to prepare and enjoy. 

We have pulled together some great tasting recipes that can be make in under 20 minutes.  Yes, only 20 minutes!  To help you out on these rushed days we want to share a few tips to make things go smoothly.

  1. Plan it Out –
    1. Before you head to the grocery store for the week, grab a calendar and schedule your meals for the week. This will allow you to prepare all the ingredients ahead of time and there won’t be any surprise around meal time. 
  2. Libby’s® Canned Fruit and Vegetables
    1. Stock up on a few Libby’s® products so all you have to do is reach into the pantry, pop open a can and it is ready to use.  No need to spend time prepping over fruits or vegetables and you can get to cooking right away!
  3. Double Up –
    1. When cooking quick easy meals, double up on the recipe so you can have leftovers for the next day! 

Be sure to try one of the below recipes when you are crunched for time and always keep Libby’s® in your pantry.


Thai Coconut Corn Curry served with Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

Quickly spice things up with this delicious curry!

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Carrot and Turmeric Hummus made with Libby’s® Sliced Carrots

Try making your own Hummus – quick and easy and creative by adding veggies and spices.

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Quick Veggie Noodle Soup made with Libby’s® Diced Carrots Vegetable Cups and Libby’s® Sweet Peas Vegetable Cups 

Make the perfect portions of veggie soup to-go when you are in a rush!


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Sidesgiving Bracket Challenge 2019

Thanksgiving is a special time of the year for getting back to the table to spend time with family and friends. For many, it is a time to celebrate traditions; and for us here at Libby’s®, that means celebrating the foods that bring us together.

Last year, we asked our friends and veggie-teers which Thanksgiving side is their family’s favorite. So, this year, we’d like to continue our own little tradition by asking which side dish has your family’s heart when it comes to Thanksgiving staples. Follow along and vote all month long on our social media channels to keep your favorites in the game, and check out some of our favorite versions of classic holiday recipes here:

Libby's Sidesgiving Bracket Challenge 2019


FALL in Love With Soups This Season

There is something comforting about soup, especially now that the temperatures outside have begun to drop. With the color of the leaves changing, the warmer clothes have been pulled out of the attic, the warm socks are on, and a big bowl of soup boiling on the stove seems to tie it altogether.


One of the great things about soup is that there are so many different soups you can make, which can be quick and easy to prepare. Soups are also a great way to get vegetables into your everyday diet and help kids eat them too. Libby’s® Canned Fruit and Vegetables are the perfect ingredients to have on hand all year round to make the perfect soup – Libby’s® provides a wide variety of options.


When you find yourself on a tighter budget or under pressure with time, all you need to do is choose a can of Libby’s® Canned Vegetables from your pantry, and in less than an hour you could have a delicious soup cooking away on the stove!


To make the best soup ever, we have put some tips together to ensure you do just that:

  1. Simmer, don’t boil

One important thing to remember when cooking soup is that you do not want your soup to be bubbling. The heat must be low enough for it to cook it steadily, so there shouldn’t be any bubbles. By boiling soup, the vegetables will cook unevenly; whereas simmering soup can enhance flavors.

  1. Add the correct amount of liquid

Make sure that you do not add too much or too little of your preferred liquid base, such as broth or water. It is important to ensure that you follow the recipes’ suggested liquid measurements. By adding too much liquid, a soup can get tasteless and by adding too little, the flavors and spices could be overpowering.

  1. Chop vegetables in small pieces

Libby’s® can help with this since it takes all the prep work out by having everything chopped, diced and ready to go for you to add to your soup! 


If all you are craving is a big bowl of soup, look no further! Here are some of our favorite fall soup recipes you’ll surely fall in love with to help get you in the mood for the season ahead!



Carrot Coconut Soup made with Libby’s® Sliced Carrots

This soup is ideal to serve to the family on a cool fall night. It is full of nutritious value and tastes delicious!

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Creamy Corn and Chorizo Soup made with Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

This soup is the perfect soup to serve to the family after a long day at school, work or activities.

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Chicken Corn Soup made with Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Libby’s® Cream Style Sweet Corn

This soup is light yet fills you up satisfactorily. It is quick and easy to prepare, too.

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It's National Pasta Day: Have a Pasta Night with the Family!

It’s time to celebrate everyone’s favorite day of the year – National Pasta Day is on October 17! Who doesn’t love pasta? We know we do. This National Pasta Day, Libby’s® Canned Fruit and Vegetables has an array of delicious pasta dishes for you to try out.


Ever find yourself cooking the same pasta dishes over and over again because they are easy to make? Well, if you want to switch it up, Libby’s® is here to help you spice up your National Pasta Day with several of our favorite pasta dishes that are affordable, easy to prepare, and absolutely delicious.


The great thing about pasta is that it is loved across the table by both adults and children.  They are not complex dishes to prepare, despite how good they taste. They’re also a great dish to prepare when you have picky eaters at the table, as you can make pasta as plain or as creative as you like.


From vegetable lasagna to pasta salad, Libby’s® has it all. Libby’s® Canned Vegetables are convenient to add to pasta dishes since they can save you time and energy when it comes to chopping, peeling and slicing vegetables!


Libby’s® allows you to create pasta dishes that will fill you and your family up at the dinner table.


Make your National Pasta Day extra special, and prepare some of our creative, tasty, and easy recipes which we have included below!



Vegetarian Lasagna made with Libby’s® Mixed Vegetables

This vegetable-layered lasagna is the perfect dish for the fall and will be sure to be a hit with everyone around the table.

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Turkey Pasta Salad with Basil Dressing made with Libby’s® Sweet Peas

A great salad served hot or cold. This simple salad only calls for a few, delicious ingredients making it a quick and easy dish to prepare.

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Little Ears Pasta with Peas, Mint and Ricotta made with Libby’s® Sweet Peas

This dish is bursting with different flavors, making it perfect for an evening meal at home.

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For more recipe ideas and inspiration, check out Libby’s® Recipe Box and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Add Veggies for a Boost on World Heart Day with These Three Recipes

This Sunday, September 29th is World Heart Day, which was set up by the World Heart Federation for the Cardio Vascular Disease Community to come together in the fight against CVD. The aim of World Heart Day is to inform people around the world on what CVD is and its implications.


According to the World Heart Federation every year 17.9 million lives are taken due to CVD and at least 80% of these deaths could be avoided. So how can this astonishing number of deaths each year be prevented? Well, looking after your heart consists mainly of eating well, exercising, reducing your use of alcohol, smoking and other factors.


Eating well and exercising are two of the most important things to keep your heart healthy. It is vital that we eat the right foods to keep us full and energized so that our hearts remain strong and fit.


A balanced diet is key to a healthy heart, and a healthy heart is the key to a healthy body. At Libby’s® Canned Fruit and Vegetables we have an array of recipes that can contribute to a balanced overall diet.


Libby’s® products are the perfect staple ingredient to buy, and will save you money, time, and will help you slot vegetables into all your meals, therefore contributing to a balanced lifestyle.


We have selected some of our favorite vegetable packed meals to contribute to a balanced diet!



Baked Acorn Squash with Curried Vegetables

made with Libby’s® Peas and Carrots and Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

This baked acorn squash is delicious and contains nothing but goodness.

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Quick and Healthy Fried Quinoa with Mixed Vegetables made with Libby’s® Mixed Vegetables

This quinoa with mixed vegetables recipe is the ideal meal to prepare after exercise.

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Loaded Beet Hummus made with Libby’s® Sliced Beets

This beetroot hummus is packed with everything you need to keep your heart beeting healthy.

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For more recipe ideas and inspiration, check out Libby’s® Recipe Box and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.





Get Our Nutritionist's Tips for Celebrating National Family Meals Month

By: Catherine Sebastian, RD


Hope everyone is back into the swing of things with the school year starting up and fall officially being right around the corner!  September always signifies a renew and back to routine for most families.  A new school year, a new season, new activities and don’t forget, more foods and recipes to try!  Getting back to routine can always help families come together to continue old traditions or even start new ones. 

September is National Family Meals Month! This is the perfect time to start having more family meals together, and if you and your family already do so, continue that tradition.  Families at times can often be too busy to all sit down together to have a meal– I know life gets in the way, late night work, practice, difference schedules, etc.  However, it is important for families to set aside time to have a family meal together, so they can connect, especially when children are still growing. 

I’ve outlined my top reasons to encourage your kids to partake in family meals aside from building strong family bonds.

  • Wholesome Kids
    • Research shows that having more family meals together with kids can fend off risky behavior.
  • High Grades
    • From elementary to high-school, kids who ate family meals four times or more per week, are found to have better test scores and grades than kids who do not have family meals together

Libby’s® Canned Fruit and Vegetables minimizes prep time in the kitchen by having all the fruits and vegetables prepped, sliced, diced and ready to go. It is easy to add to any recipe and keep on hand in the pantry for a quick reach especially during a busy school year.

Family meals do not have to be fancy or occur only when there is a special occasion. It is important to fit family meals into your lives, where you can relax, be yourselves and enjoy the food you love as a family. For more information on how to have more family meals together, check out this Family Meals 101 guide!

Below are some of my favorite family meals from Libby’s® that you can try for your next family meal!



Gluten Free Corn and Zucchini Pie

made with Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn

Tip: This gluten free recipe is great for those in your family that might have Celiac or a sensitivity to gluten and it even tastes great!

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Easy Vegetable Beef Soup made with Libby’s® Mixed Vegetables

Tip: This can be a completely vegetarian dish by omitting the beef and using vegetable stock instead of chicken!

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Pea Pesto Salmon made with Libby’s® Sweet Peas

Tip: Salmon is high in omega-3 which can help with brain function and development.

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For more recipe ideas and inspiration, check out Libby’s® Recipe Box and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.