Cart Smarts: Corn is a summer favorite

August 8, 2018

Since I was very young, growing up in northern Wisconsin, I’ve enjoyed working with healthy food. I often helped my mom in the kitchen with meal prep and worked in my parents’ garden.

From vegetable planting, weeding (definitely not my favorite!), harvesting and helping with canning and freezing to cooking a delicious meal, I had a hand in enjoying the summer harvest all year long. It’s no wonder my love for healthy foods has led to my career as a dietitian.

Fresh vegetables have many health benefits, so walking into the grocery store this time of year is pretty exciting. One of my favorites is fresh corn on the cob.

Corn contains many vitamins and minerals as well as protein and fiber. It tastes delicious during the summer months right off the cob. Whether you boil, grill or microwave corn, it is a nutritious and delicious addition to your meal.

Here are two ways to enjoy sweet corn. One of my favorite recipes for freezing corn belonged to my great Aunt Frances. I’d like to share her recipe so that you, too, can enjoy the fresh taste of corn all year round.

The second recipe is a very easy way to make one or two ears at a time.

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