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Healthy BBQ: Grilled Corn

What's a summer BBQ without some corn on the cob? Of course you can boil it in water, but that depletes that corn of many of its vitamins. Besides, you've already got the grill warmed up for hamburgers and veggie burgers, so why not grill your corn instead?

It's really easy. Here's what to do:

  • Soak the corn - in the husk - in water for 20- 30 minutes.
  • Then place the soaked corn right onto the grill.
  • Turn it every so often, and cook it for about 10-20 minutes, until the outer husk is pretty much burnt. In a sense you are steaming the corn, which is much healthier than boiling it.
  • Take it off the grill and let it cool for a few minutes before removing the husk. Enjoy!

Fit's Tips: One medium-sized piece of grilled corn on the cob with a pat of butter has: 155 calories, 3.4g of fat, 29mg of sodium 32g of carbs, 2.3g of fiber, 359mg of potassium, and 4.5g of protein. If you skip the butter, you'll reduce that caloric load by 40 calories as well as get rid of all the fat. Try using lime juice as a butter alternative. Just rub a wedge of lime on the cob and then lightly salt it. Tasty and low fat!!!

I'd love to hear if you have any other grilled corn recipes - so tell me below.


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