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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Flavoring with Lemon Instead of Salt: Lemon-Garlic Glazed Corn on the Cobb #Recipe #tablethesalt

Disclosure:  Thank you to Sunkist for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try seasoning with lemon as an alternative to salt!


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We are on a new venture in our home, a venture of eating healthier but finding ways to be creative in the kitchen and enjoy what we are eating - even veggies!  One of Jeremy's favorite vegetables of choice is Corn on the Cobb.  Summer comes and we stop at the local farmers market and pick up some Fresh Colorado Corn on the Cobb!  Yum!!  Okay, here is the problem though, totally a healthy food until we add lots of salt and butter to the corn.  Oops!  Time for a change!  Did you know you can #TabletheSalt and still have delicious tasting meals?  Simply add some Sunkist Lemons to your grocery list and you will be set!

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When I first saw this S'alternative information from Sunkist I knew I would be using it a lot in the coming months.  I love that we can still have some fantastic flavors with our meals and cut our salt intake!  

To be honest, we will never use salt and butter on our Corn on the Cobb anymore.  Adding the freshly squeezed Sunkist Lemon juice to our Corn on the Cobb makes this recipe amazing!  Totally fresh and perfect for Summertime meals and BBQs!!  

Facts about Sodium Intake:

The need to reduce sodium consumption in the United States is clearly stated within the Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Americans, which recommends an intake of 1,500 mg – 2,300 mg per day depending on age, activity level, medical history, and genetic dispositions. The guidelines also note that virtually all Americans consume more sodium than needed, at an estimated average intake of 3,400 mg per day. For the vast majority of Americans, the bulk of daily sodium intake comes from heavily processed foods, not from salt added during cooking or at the table.

Sodium intake is closely associated with calorie intake. As sodium is found in a variety of foods, reducing overall calorie intake will also reduce sodium intake, thus portion control remains a critical strategy in reducing total sodium consumption. For that reason, the study conducted by Johnson & Wales examined the use of Sunkist lemon juice and lemon zest as a flavoring utilized to reduce salt in a variety of culinary applications (chicken, fish, beef, pork, vegetables, soups, salads, and grains), with the intent of discovering best practices for the use and application of Sunkist lemons. Sixteen different control recipes were produced using typical salt preferences found within a nutritional analyses database. Two hundred and forty test products were produced with reduced sodium amounts and Sunkist lemons for enhanced flavor, and then evaluated over the course of the study. Results concluded that the use of Sunkist lemons may allow for significant reduction of salt in recipes with no adverse effect of flavor.


Lemon-Garlic Glazed Corn on the Cobb Recipe

Free Printable Recipe here

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Ingredients:
4 ears of corn on the Cobb, husked  
1 TBSP Olive Oil
1 TBSP Garlic Powder
1/4 TBSP Pepper
2 Sunkist Lemons - juiced 
1/4 tsp salt

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Directions:
1.  Cook or Grill corn as usual.  
2.  Juice 2 Sunkist Lemons, you will use this juice as a replacement to butter and salt.
3.  In a small bowl combine Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, Pepper, Lemon Juice and salt - mix well into a nice fresh glaze.
4.  Once your corn is ready to serve, simply glaze the ears of corn with the Lemon-Garlic Glaze.
5.  Serve immediately and enjoy warm!

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What recipe could you #TabletheSalt and add Sunkist Lemons instead?  Share please!  


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12 comments:

  1. My mom is on a low salt diet - I have to share this tip with her!

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  2. Thanks for the idea! You made me hungry looking at the pictures.

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  3. This sounds delicious! I absolutely love corn on the cob.

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  4. Yummy! Your photos are making me salivate for corn!

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  5. I need to buy some corn now. This looks so good.

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  6. I'm literally drooling. I LOVE corn on the cob! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. I love lemons. Sometimes I just eat them but I found out that they were break down the enamel on my teeth so I have to lay off all the acid. I still cut them up and put them in my water and in my tea. I have never thought about using them to replace salt.

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  8. That sounds really good. I have high blood pressure so decreasing my sodium intake is always a good thing.

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  9. Very interesting! I have to remember this!

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  10. What a great way to replace so much salt! I bet it would be really good with sweet corn and butter and lime. I could eat an entire meal of that every day!

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  11. I always love different variations on corn. This looks amazing!

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  12. Wow! I am a salt-aholic. Definitely going to have to try the lemon as an alternative!

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