(Closed) Good side dish for corn on the cob?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 9
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
1330 posts
Bumble bee

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
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@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.  

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