Oyster & Corn Stew

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 ½ c white corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
1 stalk celery (with leaves), large dice
½ onion, large dice
1 bay leaf
6 T butter (divided)
2 pints oysters with juice
3 c half & half
2 T fresh parsley, chopped
s&p
Note: Serve with oyster crackers & tabasco

Procedure

1. Sauté celery, onion & corn in 3 T of butter in saucepan.
2. Add half & half, s&p & bay leaf, simmer on low heat 30 mins.
3. Strain. Set aside veggies & discard bay leaf.
4. Add liquid back in pot, keep warm on low heat.
5. Purée cooked veggies in blender, add some reserved liquid if needed.
6. Stir puréed veggie mixture into reserve liquid, heat on med-low (can prepare base ahead & refrigerate).
7. Right before serving heat remaining 3 T butter in skillet, add oysters & cook until edges curl.
8. Garnish with chopped parsley, then pass the oyster crackers & tabasco!

FTD – Day 5 – Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria that help maintain a healthy balance in your body! They support cell function, create vitamins & help your body digest. Find them in these foods:

  • Yogurt
  • Fermented Foods – pickles, kefir & kimchi
  • Some Cheeses – gouda, mozzarella, cheddar & cottage cheese

 

Source: Cleveland ClinicHealthline

    FTD – Day 5 – Probiotics

    Probiotics are good bacteria that help maintain a healthy balance in your body! They support cell function, create vitamins & help your body digest. Find them in these foods:

    • Yogurt
    • Fermented Foods – pickles, kefir & kimchi
    • Some Cheeses – gouda, mozzarella, cheddar & cottage cheese

     

    Source: Cleveland ClinicHealthline

      FTD – Day 4 – Folic Acid

      Folic acid is your friend! Fatigue, insomnia, cognitive impairment can happen if you don’t get enough. Be sure to include at least one if not all three of the below foods daily!

      • Leafy Greensspinach, romaine, mustard greens & broccoli
      • Whole Grains
      • Root Vegetables – onions & beets

       

      Source: Psychology TodayImprove Memory

        FTD – Day 4 – Folic Acid

        Folic acid is your friend! Fatigue, insomnia, cognitive impairment can happen if you don’t get enough. Be sure to include at least one if not all three of the below foods daily!

        • Leafy Greensspinach, romaine, mustard greens & broccoli
        • Whole Grains
        • Root Vegetables – onions & beets

         

        Source: Psychology TodayImprove Memory

          FTD – Day 3 – Fiber

          Fiber is not only good for your gut and digestive system but can also defend against heart disease, diabetes & obesity. So, make sure to meet your daily fiber goals with these everyday foods!

          • Fruit – raspberries, apples & bananas
          • Vegetables – brussel sprouts, cauliflower & carrots
          • Grains – quinoa, brown rice & whole wheat pasta

           

          Source: Mayo Clinic

            FTD – Day 3 – Fiber

            Fiber is not only good for your gut and digestive system but can also defend against heart disease, diabetes & obesity. So, make sure to meet your daily fiber goals with these everyday foods!

            • Fruit – raspberries, apples & bananas
            • Vegetables – brussel sprouts, cauliflower & carrots
            • Grains – quinoa, brown rice & whole wheat pasta

             

            Source: Mayo Clinic

              FTD – Day 2 – Omega-3’s

              Brain Food! Omega-3 Fatty Acids contain DHA & EPA, which increase levels of serotonin in the brain and boost learning and memory function

              • Cold Water Fish – salmon
              • Eggs & Soybeans
              • Nuts & Seeds – flaxseed, chia, pumpkin & walnuts

              Source: Shutter Health

                FTD – Day 2 – Omega-3’s

                Brain Food! Omega-3 Fatty Acids contain DHA & EPA, which increase levels of serotonin in the brain and boost learning and memory function

                • Cold Water Fish – salmon
                • Eggs & Soybeans
                • Nuts & Seeds – flaxseed, chia, pumpkin & walnuts

                Source: Shutter Health

                  FTD – Day 1 – Water

                  Arguably the most important ‘ingredient’ of the week…water. Water regulates our body temperature, keeps our joints lubricated, helps deliver nutrients to our cells & helps prevent infections. So, drink up!

                  Source: Cate Smith, MG Corporate Chef

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