As summer winds down, it’s important to make each sun-kissed day matter. Soon we’ll be saying goodbye to longer days and a more carefree schedule, as well as all that amazing summer produce. I like to kind of overdose on all my favorites, so that I don’t miss them as much when they’re finally gone. Fresh local corn is one of those foods I can never get enough of. Right now it’s absolutely perfect — sweet, juicy and great right off the cob or used in recipes like this easy frittata. I like the added flavor of grilled corn, but you can also use boiled or steamed corn.
One small ear of corn is a slim 59 calories! Corn is a good source of lutein and zeaxanthin, two antioxidants that help to reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in people 50 and older. The addition of basil to this frittata adds a wonderful fresh flavor, as well as additional antioxidants. Plus, one cup of basil has nearly as much iron as a cup of spinach. Load up on these summer staples while you can!