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Chili Lime Corn on the Cob

Last updated: August 5, 2022

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. 


20 Min






  • 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. 

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

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