Corn Salad

Corn gets a bad reputation for spiking blood sugar, but there are benefits to this misunderstood starchy vegetable. Corn is a good source of fiber, which can actually help reduce an extreme fluctuation in blood sugar. This recipe has extra fiber added through the additional veggies, and the protein from the cottage cheese can also help reduce blood sugar spikes. Corn is also a good source of nutrients, such as zeaxanthin and lutein, which are carotenoids that may help improve eye health. 

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Elotes (Street Corn) with Avocado & Yogurt Sauce

Elotes are a classic Mexican street food. Roasty sweet corn with a limey cream sauce, topped with cheese—and some chili spice if you’re up for it. ¡Es como un sueño!

You can also make a salad version of this by cutting the corn off the cob and mixing it with the sauce in a bowl, it’s such a tasty way to dress a salad.

What is unique about this version of the recipe is the use of plain 2% Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is high in protein, full of probiotics and tastes just like sour cream, making it a more nutritious alternative that you can use for anything from topping off tacos or chili to paprikash or ranch dip. Try making the swap in your favorite recipes.

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Corn Chowder

Corn is the hot item in the summer, and a corn chowder is oh-so-satisfying and comforting. Pair this with some grilled shrimp or chicken and a side salad for a well-balanced meal. You can always substitute the heavy cream for low-fat milk to reduce the fat and calories; however, it will not be as thick. Enjoy!
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Cowboy Caviar

Have you heard of Cowboy Caviar? This particular recipe is power packed with nutrients and fiber, and it makes a great dip as well as a nutritious side dish. Use low sodium canned beans to help reduce sodium content. It tastes even better the second day!

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Summer Succotash Salad

This recipe makes perfect use of fresh locally grown corn and squash. It is packed with nutrition and flavor! To save time use canned butter beans or baby lima beans, drain and rinsed before use. Edamame work well in this recipe also!

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Easy Corn Casserole

This recipe is a lightened-up version of a holiday favorite.  It would also make a great addition to a Mexican meal with a dollop of salsa and a side of black beans.  If you can’t find no-salt-added whole kernel corn, you can substitute thawed and drained frozen corn.

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