This is nothing new. I just wanted to pay homage to the little canned green bean.

This comes in handy if you notice that  your little one is starting to gain a little too much weight, and cutting back on the amount of food given will leave him or her feeling hungry.

Fill in the blanks with salt-free canned green beans. They will leave your pup feeling full without filling them out.


I tried looking for alternatives in the canned food aisle, freezer aisle, and even checked out the option of boiling up some fresh veggies that would have the same fill-em-up consistency (carrots, celery, and beets). None of them came close to the humble canned green bean.
Using my trusty Nutrition Facts Desk Reference by Dr. Art Ulene I found the following:

1/2 Cup of Generic Canned Green Beans:

  • 20 Calories
  • 0 Sodium
  • 0 Fat
  • 4 grams Carbohydrates

1/2 Cup Boiled Celery:

  • 14 Calories
  • 68 mgs Sodium
  • 0.1 Fat
  • 3 grams Carbohydrates

1/2 Cup Boiled Carrots:

  • 35 Calories
  • 51 mgs Sodium
  • 0.1 Fat
  • 8.2 grams Carbohydrates

1/2 Cup Boiled Beets:

  • 37 Calories
  • 65 mgs Sodium
  • 0.2 Fat
  • 8.5 grams Carbohydrates