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Fresh Corn Makes Everything “Sweeter” #SweetLife

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sunshine Sweet Corn. I received a gift card to purchase a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

When the warm months come in, I love the availability of the fresh fruits and veggies.  Unfortunately, my kids are not as happy about the arrival of those two things.  Having picky eaters, sometimes it’s a fight to get them to down the veggies.  We have spent countless nights watching them gag down one bite (yes we have a one bite rule, they have to take a bite of everything before they can leave the table).  Luckily for me, when the veggie on the table is corn, I know there will be no battle.  Corn is, hands down, the go to veggie if you ask my kids which they prefer.

Boiled Corn

When it comes to how they like it, the choose one of two ways…in a bowl or eaten straight off the cob.  Add a bit of butter (yes, real butter) and it’s the perfect side dish in their opinion!

corn on the cob

For get togethers when you are making snacks/appetizers, why not change up your salsa a bit?  Instead of regular, turn in into something like corn & black bean salsa.  Just do what I do, make your salsa like normal (you can get my recipe in this post) and then add some fresh corn and black beans for a different taste!

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Trying to eat healthy but getting tired of the same old salad toppings?  Grill your corn, toss some grilled chicken in some buffalo sauce, add some corn tortilla chips, then add it all to your salad for a healthy and taste bud exploding treat.

Southwest Salad

Seriously, with fresh corn the possibilities are endless!  It really is one of natures greatest gifts (at least to this mom with picky kids).

Need some recipe inspiration?  Check out Sunshine Sweet Corn for great recipes and lots of great information.  Something even sweeter for you, right now Sunshine Sweet Corn has the “Livin the Sweet Life” Pinterest Contest going on.  Pin any recipe from their contest page for your chance to win a $200 Williams Sonoma  entertaining package.   I am sure that will come in handy for some future corn cooking endeavors.   So, what are you waiting for, go enter!

What is your favorite way to cook/eat corn??

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Toni is a professional lifestyle blogger living on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. She has a passion for Disney, Travel, Fashion, Cooking, Tech, Family Fun Ideas, Reviews, Giveaways and loves being able to share that with her readers!

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    I LOVE corn!!! I could eat fresh corn every.single.day! My favorite is grilled corn on the cob.
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    This looks so yummy.

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    Everyone in my house loves corn, even the ones that won’t touch any other veggie.
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    I love grilled corn!

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    Yum, I love grilled corn!
    Colleen recently posted…Rainbows Make Me SmileMy Profile

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    The salad looks great!
    Meghan recently posted…Why Are You So Fat? #ShakleeBloggerMy Profile

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    Yum! I love corn. I am from Indiana though, I think that’s a requirement of growing up there.

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    We have been eating more and more fresh corn lately since it has been so cheap at the store…. can’t wait for what we planted to GROW. Fresh corn is the best.

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    I love adding fresh corn to dishes.
    Robin Gagnon {Mom Foodie} recently posted…Fresh Grilled Shrimp & Corn Tacos RecipeMy Profile

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    I love corn! It is one of the most ate veggies here at our house.
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    That looks so good!
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    Corn is one of those veggies that very few people don’t like and it’s so darn versatile!

  14. 14

    I’m totally making corn for dinner tonight now!
    Shell Feis recently posted…Letters to My Son: Our Changing FamilyMy Profile

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    That salad looks so yummy. I love adding corn to existing recipes.
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    I love the idea of adding corn to dress up my salads
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    Seriously yummy! I love putting grilled corn in my salads!
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    Grilled corn on the cob is my favorite way to eat it in the summer!
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    my boys love corn.
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    I love fresh corn!

  21. 21

    Yumm I love corn! Nothing beats fresh!

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    I think fresh corn is best with BBQ Chicken or just on the cob with butter. Can’t wait to start grilling! Love sweet corn.

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    nothing like fresh corn in the summertime! I love buying it from the farmers down the road, knowing it was on the stalks just hours before, mmm!

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