Post # 1
WE’re having corn on the cob for supper tonight, and now that I’m counting calories, I know that I can’t just each 3 cobs and a bunch of bread. What’s a good side dish to eat with corn on the cob? (DH doesn’t like potatoe salad..)
Post # 3
Corn on the cob is your meal? That is a side dish. I understand you are counting calories but you need some type of protein for a meal or else you will still be starving. I don’t think bread with pasta salad/potato salad is good especially if you are counting calories. A piece of grilled chicken with the corn would be healthy and fill you up.
Post # 4
You need some protein in that meal and some leafy greens. I’d add some sort of bean side dish for the protein and a mixed greens salad. Add some sliced fruit and almonds to the salad to pack in the nutrition.
Post # 5
Corn on the cob IS a side dish! Corn is a starch so so no potatoes, you need a protein and some veggies to make a complete meal. Why not make some grilled steak or chicken and a green salad to go with that?
Post # 6
Corn is a starch and so are potatoes and bread, so you should avoid eating them all together as a meal, especially if you’re trying to watch your weight. You’re better off doing something like grilled chicken and a vegetable with corn on the cob to make a balanced meal. As a quick weekday meal I really like these marinades. They don’t really add calories to your meal and they’re real tasty.
Post # 7
you can have soup
Picture and recipe from Happy Herbivore Website
Post # 8
thanks ladies! I guess my family has always eaten corn on the cob as the main dish. funny how different people think of things differently!
I know I’ll need some protein in there somewhere. Maybe I can dig up some bakes beans?
Post # 9
Grilled chicken always does it for me. 🙂 That seems like a good summer dish for corn. Plus, grilling the chicken means less fat and if you use a leaner cut of chickn then you can avoid caroies. 🙂
Post # 10
I love making a kidney bean and cantaloupe salad to go with con on the cob.
2 cans kidney beans drained and rinsed
Ball a cantaloupe
toss in 1 tbls lemon juice, chopped parsley,
1tblsp chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
1 tblsp fat free italian dressing
You can also shred firm lettuce into it.
Post # 11
i have never heard of corn on the cob as a main dish but i’m glad someone else does it. sometimes i just feel like having 1 or 2 cobs and nothing else.
pp are right, corn is a starch like potatoes so you’re going to need something else; if not meat, opt for the baked beans.
Post # 12
@anotherbee: You’re not alone. My family used to do this growing up. Well, we’d have corn, tomatoes or a greek salad and fresh bread. Now, if I’m at their house and they have that meal, there’s no bread…and sometimes they have steak…but yeah…we ate corn all summer like that. 🙂
I’d do a lean protein, sliced tomatoes and a green salad.