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Meatless Monday: Corn and Summer Vegetable Saute

A recent study showed that the total direct medical costs in the United States attributable to meat consumption were estimated to be $30-60 billion a year. This was based on the higher occurrence of hypertension, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, gallstones and obesity among omnivores compared with vegetarians.

If there is a correlation between meat consumption and medical problems and costs, imagine how much this could be lowered simply by taking meat out of your diet just one day a week!

To assist with going meatless once a week, we have a new recipe that is perfect for the warmer weather and changing seasons!

Corn and Summer Vegetable Saute

Corn and Summer Vegetable Saute


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions (about 4)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup sliced fresh okra (about 4 ounces)
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper (about 1)
  • 1 finely chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; saute 1 minute.
  2. Add okra; saute 3 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Add bell pepper and jalapeno; cook 5 minutes.
  4. Add corn; cook 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in beans; cook 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in cilantro; sprinkle with salt and black pepper.

Recipe originally posted on Cooking Light.

We hope you enjoy!

Good Happens.

Peace Grl Out!


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2 thoughts on “Meatless Monday: Corn and Summer Vegetable Saute

  1. That looks really, very delicious 😀

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