#MondayMeals: Oh, Snap!

July 8, 2019

 

If you’ve liked our corny puns, you’re going to LOVE this corny dish. Grilled Corn and Snap Pea Salad can be made with tasty and nutritious locally sourced ingredients that will leave you saying “Oh, snap!”

 

Speaking of, did you know that SNAP benefits can be used at local farmers’ markets? We are fortunate that our community provides the opportunity for everyone to access healthy and locally produced foods.

 

Read on for more about the benefits of this great recipe as well as information regarding the use of SNAP at local farmers’ markets.

 

 

Snap peas are high in nutrients that may benefit digestion and work to prevent heart disease and diabetes.  

 

 

Corn is an excellent source of nutrients that promote gut and eye health, and may reduce blood sugar.

 

 

Onions contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that may reduce the risk of obesity and heart disease. The high amounts of vitamin C found in onions also promote healthy skin and hair.

 

 

Olive oil contains healthy fats and antioxidants which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases, fight inflammation, and lower the risk of heart disease. Olive oil might also lower the risk of stroke and type 2 diabetes.

 

 

Lemons are rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutritious plant compounds. They support heart health, digestive health, and help to prevent kidney stones. Lemons may also help to prevent anemia and reduce the risk of cancer.

 

Food produced locally is more nutritious. This is because food contains the most nutrients around the time it is harvested. The longer food spends traveling, the less nutrition it contains. Less time traveling also means less exposure to harmful chemicals and less production of greenhouse gasses. What a tasteful way to decrease our carbon footprint! 

 

Find ingredients for Grilled Corn and Snap Pea Salad and more at Anderson’s Farm Market, The Local Food Market, or through a CSA share at Main Street Farms. Also be sure to stop by the Cortland and Homer Farmers Markets and Shared Roots Farm to see what nutritious and delicious foods are available this season. Check out the healthy and delicious recipe for Grilled Corn and Snap Pea Salad below.

 

Grilled Corn and Snap Pea Salad

 

Click here to learn more about using SNAP benefits at local farmers’ markets!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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