Diet Corn - Grilled Corn, Roasted Corn
& Niblet Corn for Light Salads

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Corn is one of the more versatile vegetables.

It can enhance a Mexican meal or add bohunk into a 'rite nice country supper'.  

It's also is one of the highest calorie vegetables - but it sure stays with you a long time after the meal.

How to roast corn: 

Roasted and steamed corn on the cob was made for dieters! To prepare in the Microwave leave corn inside the husks for about five minutes for smaller ears, and a couple minutes longer for larger ears. Allow to cool a bit, then tear off the husks.

To roast corn on the grill, leave corn in husks and carefully place on a very hot grill. Allow to roast for about seven minutes or until the husk begins to blacken along the edge. Remove the husks carefully after cooling and enjoy with no-calorie butter spray. The sweeter the corn is, the less time required for cooking.

Diet Tips & Facts for Corn Lovers

Use corn niblets for salads; a half cup contains only 20 calories.

Corn may cause an allergic reaction in some individuals.

Corn yields about 125 calories per 100 grams.

A small ear of corn contains about 80 calories; medium ear - about 150 calories.

One cup of corn contains about 135 calories.

One cup of corn contains about 30 carbs and 4 grams of fiber.  Corn is very high in starch.

One cup of corn contains about 5 grams of protein.

There are about 800 kernels in one ear of corn.

Some of the products made from corn include: corn oil, corn flour, cornflakes and fuel alcohol.bean chili recipe

When corn is eaten with legumes (beans), a complete protein is formed. Let's create a tasty low calorie recipe built around this element, shall we?

Bean Chili & Yellow Corn, a quick low calorie recipe for dieters

Recipe Ingredients:

You'll need to use 'medium' sized cans for all of the following ingredients.
1 can of whole kernel corn, drained
1 can of pinto beans
1 can of dark or light red kidney beans
1 can of diced petite tomatoes
1/2 of a small jar of queso, Mexican style

How to Prepare This Recipe

The queso is the type used for preparing nachos and comes in medium, mild and hot varieties.

Simply combine all of the above ingredients and heat until bubbly. Makes several servings. If you wish to use more cheese queso, then do such; the entire jar generally contains a tab over 400 calories.

Each can of the bean serves three generously - so there are six servings - just based on the bean content of this recipe. The corn also contains three servings as does the tomatoes. Therefore, there are a good six servings in this recipe with room for crackers and a wholesome cup of reduced fat milk to enjoy with your meal.

Based on six servings and 1/2 jar of the queso, this recipe contains about 250 calories each. With the entire jar, each serving contains about 285 calories.

You can also add pickled sliced jalapeno peppers and chopped raw onions to the chili if desired.

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