Corn on the cob for weight-watchers.

Corn on the cob is my favourite monsoon foods. I love the roasted one with butter, salt and chilly powder smeared on it, and I also love the steamed sweet corn kernels with butter, lemon juice, and chat masala added that makes it so flavourful!

Corn contains about 100 calories and 3 grams of fiber per serving. And if you may have noticed how full you feel after eating corn, then you ought to understand that it’s because of that ‘fullness’ that you might be skipping your dinner! So, that makes corn one of the veggies that help you lose weight.

Corn is also rich in iron, folic acid and Vitamin B 12. All of which makes it one of the go-to veggies to help you fight anemia.

It’s also good for your eyesight, or should I say, it’s the perfect ‘Eye-food’, just like a carrot?

Corn is one of the veggies you need to include in your diet if you wish to lose weight and stay healthy.

 

Last week, I came across a very simple recipe on Pinterest. The Mexican sweet corn salad with capsicum, tomatoes, and onion. I prepared it, immediately, as I luckily had corn in the freezer. It was all I ate for dinner, and it was so filling!

Today, I am sharing this salad recipe here. It’s for the fitness freaks who, too, prefer salads. It’s also for those, like me, who prefer easy recipes that require hardly any time to prepare.

I am also sharing another recipe I came across on Pinterest. The Corn-cheese toast which is a treat for the taste buds. ;P It’s for those days when you wish to take a break from your healthy diet and enjoy some junk food. We are allowed to cheat once in a while, aren’t we?

Recipe

MEXICAN SWEET CORN SALAD:

Mexican Sweet Corn Salad

INGREDIENTS: SERVES 1

Sweet corn – 1 bowl, steamed.

Capsicum – 1 small-sized, finely chopped

Tomato – 1 small-sized, finely chopped

Onion – 1 small-sized, finely chopped

Lemon juice – 1/2 teaspoon

Dried Oregano – 1/2 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Ingredients for corn salad

Ingredients for corn salad

Method:

Wash the corn kernels and steam for a few minutes till they are soft.

In a bowl, take the steamed corn kernels, finely chopped capsicum, onion and tomato.

Mix all the ingredients well.

Add the lemon juice, salt and oregano.

Serve warm.

That’s all! Isn’t that easy? And, quick, too!

CHEESE CORN TOAST:

INGREDIENTS: SERVES 3

Bread slices – 5 to 6 (I used the normal loaf of bread, which you can too if you don’t have a bakery in your neighborhood).

Butter – as required

Ingredients for Corn cheese toast.

FOR THE SAUCE:

Butter – 1 tbsp

All purpose flour – 1.5 tbsp

Milk – 1 cup, warm

Garlic – 1 tbsp, minced

Onion – 1/4 cup, finely chopped

Cheese – 1/2 cup, shredded (I have used English Cheddar here).

Herbs (Oregano, thyme, rosemary – all of my favourite) – for seasoning.

Salt to taste.

METHOD:

In a pan, melt the butter and add the minced garlic. Saute well for a few minutes.

Melt butter and add minced garlic and saute for few minutes

Then, add the finely chopped onion and saute till it turns pink.

Add the flour once the onion is pink

Add the flour and mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes (don’t let it burn) and then add the lukewarm milk.

Add milk and herbs to make the sauce

Whisk gently, continuously on medium heat till it thickens. Make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan, so stir continuously.

Add salt and mix well.

Add the shredded cheese, mix well and switch off the burner.

Add in the shredded cheese

Next, add the steamed corn kernels and the herbs and mix well.

Add the kernels once the sauce is ready.

Butter the bread slice on both sides and toast it in a frying pan. You could also toast it in an oven. I toasted it only on one side as that’s how I like it.

Spread the sauce on the slice and bake on the pan with the lid for a few minutes.

Serve hot.

You would like to visit these websites where I found the recipes. The food there is just heavenly!

Do try out these recipes and let me know how you liked them. And, go ahead and have some corn!

Love,

SHILPA…

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Benefits of Corn on the cob

8 thoughts on “Corn on the cob for weight-watchers.”

  1. I liked the first recipe because I feel lost thinking about what to prepare for dinner. It is super easy. This salad might as well work as the filling when making a sandwich. I will prepare it tonight. The second one involves cheese and some preparation time hence will skip it. Banane main mehnat or phir body se kabhi utrega nahin.

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    1. Oh yes, Anu. It does make a good filling for sandwiches, too, and also to mix with pasta or pizza when you make it at home.
      Yeah, the second one will take some time. But, I enjoyed making it as I am crazy about cheese-corn-garlic combo, and I can eat all I can. In fact, jitna banaya tha na, saara mainey hi khatam kiya, coz hubby is not fond of it. Lucky me! ;P

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    2. Ha! Ha! Anu. You always say it as it is. :))

      Loved both the recipes. Maybe I should get into the kitchen and make the toasted one for the girls and sneak one for myself. Ha! Ha!
      Making the salad for dinner tonight. Thanks Shilpa.

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