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It's not Corny to Eat Corn: Healthy Eating

mexican corn on the cob
Mexican Style Corn on the Cob

It still summer to me as long as I see corn on the cob in the grocery store. It is corn time. Time to enjoy this very American grain while it is at it's peak freshness. Corn is a good source of both fiber and minerals. So enjoy the end of summer by cooking up some great corn recipes from our Foodie Friday Parties. 

eggplant creamy corn sauce
Eggplant with Creamy Corn Sauce
corn black bean salad
Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salad
corn bread salad
Corn Bread Salad 
corn soup
Sweet Corn Soup w Roasted Corn Salsa

Weekly Meal Plan:

Sunday: Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Asparagus and Corn on the Cob

Meatless Monday:  Black Bean Enchiladas with String Beans

Tuesday: Scallops with Stir Fry Vegetables and Brown Rice 

Wednesday: Hot dogs with Sauerkraut and Baked Beans

Thursday: Trader Joe's Thai Green Curry Sauce with Chicken, Brown Rice and Zucchini

Friday: Grilled Salmon with Spinach and Quinoa

Saturday: Chickpea Patties with Tomato Red Onion Salad

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  1. Diane, thanks so much for including my recipe for Mexican Style Corn on the Cob. What a terrific post!

  2. I am getting bummed out. We did not plant our own corn, and nobody around here selling it on the side of the road will tell me whether their wares are GMO or not. GMO sweet corn hit the market this summer and there is no labelling requirement. Next year we'll have to grown our own so we can enjoy it more often.

  3. Great post! Thank you for including my salad in the mix! I'm with you, it's definitely still Summer when there's fresh corn in the market. Have a great week!

  4. YUMMY !
    I love corn! And the salads look fantastic - so colorful and beautiful :)
    These would be great all year round, even with canned-corn

  5. Oh those look good! I love anything with corn in it.

  6. Thank you for including my eggplant/corn dish in your round-up, Diane. I attended a potluck last night where there were at least 3 dishes featuring fresh corn--so good!

  7. Diane - a great menu! I bought some "peaches and cream" sweet corn at the market the other day and it was SO good. Headed back on Thursday, hoping they still have some!

    1. Thanks so much. My market was almost out of fresh corn when I went into it yesterday. This may be the end of the season and the drought made the crop small this year.


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