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August 5, 2022 Health & Well-Being

Chili Lime Corn on the Cob

Grilled corn

Not eating corn because it doesn’t fit in your low-carb diet? How about rethinking your meal and using corn in place of potatoes, rice or pasta? Corn is a good source of insoluble fiber. This is the type of fiber that helps keep our bowel patterns regular. Keep your portion sizes at about ½ cup, and it can be part of a carbohydrate-controlled diet. 


  • 1 lime (zested and juiced) 
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or margarine  
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder 
  • 4 medium ears corn on the cob (shucked) 


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high. In a small bowl, mix together the lime juice, lime zest, margarine/oil, and chili powder. 
  1. Using a spoon or your hands, spread the margarine/oil mixture evenly over the four ears of corn. 
  1. Wrap the corn individually in aluminum foil. Grill 20 minutes, turning frequently. Serve hot. 

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 1 cob | Calories per serving: 130 | Total fat: 4g | Saturated fat: 0.8g | Trans-fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 50mg | Total carbohydrate: 23g | Dietary fiber: 3g | Total sugars: 5g | Added sugars: 0g | Protein: 4g | Potassium: 250mg | Phosphorous: 85mg 

Recipe shared by Michelle Eaton, C.D., Registered Dietitian, ThedaCare, compliments of 

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