Over the summer months we sometimes have more time to prepare fresh recipes from scratch. When preparing recipes from scratch, we can always control what we put in our foods. Sometimes with processed items, there are added ingredients that increase the sodium, sugar and saturated fat content. Preparing homemade items can allow us to control exactly what we have in our recipes. Try this homemade summer salsa this week:
- 2 (10 ounce) cans sweet white corn
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can black beans
- 1/2 red onion, chopped
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
- pinch salt
In a large bowl, stir together corn, beans, onion and red pepper. Stir in rice wine vinegar, and season with salt. Serve with whole grain tortilla chips.
Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.