Diabetic Cooking


Zesty corn on the cob

Preparation time: 1 minute. Cooking time: 8 minutes.


  • 4 ears of corn, about 6–8 inches long
  • 1/4 cup nonfat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun-style seasoning


Cook corn to desired doneness, either by grilling or boiling. Combine sour cream with Cajun-style seasoning in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush or spreader, spread 1 tablespoon flavored sour cream on each hot cob just before serving.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 cob.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 172, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 353 mg, Fiber: 4 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 carbohydrate. Carbohydrate choices: 2.

Kathleen Stanley is a Diabetes Educator at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.