There have been debates on whether or not corn is healthy for you. After doing some research online, I found that corn is in fact healthy for you and has a ton of health benefits. Corn is full of fiber to help your digestive tract, contains Vitamins that improve your nerve and cognitive health, and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Corn is also a great carbohydrate for runners and fitness addicts who engage in high intense cardio.
I browsed through a few recipes online to get an idea of how I would like to make my corn chowder healthier. Usually, heavy creams, milks, and butter are used. You will not find that in this recipe! It is packed with nutrients and healthy fats to keep you going through the day!
4 Corn Ears Shucked and Kernels removed
1/2 diced Red Pepper
1/2 diced Yellow Pepper
1/2 diced Medium Onion
3 diced Carrots
2 diced Celery Stalks
2 peeled and diced Sweet Potatoes
2 cloves Minced Garlic
4 Bay Leaves
1 tsp Thyme
3 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
3 TBS Whole Wheat Flour
1. Shuck the corn and with a knife remove the kernels. Place the kernels in a bowl and cut the corn cobs in half.
2. In a large pot, bring the Almond Milk, Corn Cobs, and Bay Leaves to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes
3. While the stock is boiling, sauté the Red Pepper, Yellow Pepper, Onion, Celery, Sweet Potato, and Carrots. When they are soft, put them to the side.
4. Bring the stock back to a boil and add the vegetables. Reduce the heat AGAIN and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
5. Bring the stock back to a boil, add the kernels, and cook for another 10 minutes. If it is not very thick, add the flour to the chowder to thicken it.