Straight from the Can: Quick Meals

Four super-nutritious, convenient meals you can whip up in under 20 minutes

by Ruth Emmett

spanish style tortilla
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Spanish Style Tortilla

Make it!

1 Fry a chopped onion until soft, add a diced red pepper and 300g of sliced tinned potatoes. Add 200g of canned peas. Preheat the grill.

Beat six eggs, pour over the potatoes, sprinkle with grated cheddar and cook on the hob for five minutes.

3 Put under the grill and cook until firm. Cut into wedges.

The Healthy

Eat onions every day for five per cent better bone mineral density in later life, says a study carried out at the University of South Carolina, US.

Eggs are one of the few food sources of bone-boosting vitamin D; researchers say it can also boost your ratio of fast-twitch to slow-twitch muscle fibres.

Red peppers contain nine times the carotene of green peppers: the pigment bolsters bones and could reduce your risk of stress fractures, says Gidus.

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