We're back with another Bite of the Week, and this week we want to focus on one of the most fun foods of summer: corn!
Corn has no saturated fat, cholesterol, or sodium, and is a good source of vitamin C. It also contains some vitamin A and iron, though not a lot of each. A single serving has 3 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber.
Fresh corn is often at its best at this time of year, so let's find some fun ways to incorporate this tasty vegetable into your clients' eating patterns.
One of my favorite ways to cook corn is on the barbecue. Just husk it, brush it with oil and a mix of your favorite spices, wrap it in foil, and grill it! What could be easier? If you or your clients would like to see some of my favorite spices for corn and a detailed step-by-step recipe, don't miss Barbecued Corn!
Another great way to cook corn is in a chowder. I have a great 10-Minute Corn Chowder recipe on this blog (with a PDF handout), but chowders are super versatile, so feel free to create a flavor profile that's all your own!
A third fun way to prepare corn is in a fresh and tasty salad. Simply slice the kernels off of a few ears of corn and toss them with fresh sliced vegetables and a flavored vinegar and you've got a big bowl of summer! One of my favorite ways to add corn to a salad is in this Fresh Corn Salad, and there's also a great bonus recipe from MyPlate that is top notch!
So there you have it! Another tasty Bite of the Week!
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.