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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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JennaV JennaV 10 years
I love corn on the BBQ!
kerneschick2005 kerneschick2005 10 years
only issue is, where I come from (South Dakota) there is a thing called bugs. LOL. and they gross me out. So I have to husk and wash the corn before I even attempt to cook it. lol.
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
OMG. Delish!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 10 years
I have never tried just throwing it on like that. Hmmm... I'll have to give it a try - and the lime idea? That sounds fantastic!!!
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 10 years
It is delicious fixed on the grill.
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 10 years
I love grilled corn, husk 'n' all!
SU3 SU3 10 years
We do the same - just thrown em right onto the grill. Haven't tried the lime juice though - will definitely try next time! :)
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
I've always just thrown it right on the grill, as well. Yummy.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
Hmmmmm! I like grilled corn! Its sooo good!
Tech Tech 10 years
I throw it right on too. Love it though. As a vegetarian, grilled corn is my go-to grill item at BBQs. Give me a cold drink, grilled corn and some salad and I am happy as can be!
SugarShorts SugarShorts 10 years
I actually had this just a few days ago for the first time. My future F.I.L made it for our memorial day cookout... i cannot believe how yummy it is!!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
i should add that we wrap the cob in aluminum foil...
Arthur Arthur 10 years
soak it? why. I just throw em right on. there's enough moisture in the husk to both keep them from burning and also to sorta steam cook the corn. Been doin' it for years ;)
cravinsugar cravinsugar 10 years
we have put the cob directly on the grill beofre, after brushing it with olive oil.
iffermay iffermay 10 years
Sounds great. Plus no big pot of boiling water steaming up the kitchen!
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