Benefits of Cheesy Corn Chili Dip with Corn Thins® slices

Posted December 2022
Cheesy corn chilli dip

Cheesy Corn Chili Dip with Corn Thins® slices


Serves: 12



3-4 Corn Thins slices per person

3 Cups of Corn Kernels

200g ricotta cheese

2 cups of low-fat cheddar cheese

1/2 tsp chili powder



1. Preheat the oven to 191 Degrees Celsius or 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Coat a 10-inch cast-iron frying-pan with extra virgin olive oil spray.

3. Place cast-iron frying-pan on the stove top and heat over medium to high heat.

4. Add in the corn kernels and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Stir occasionally until golden brown.

5. Remove corn kernels from the heat and add in the ricotta cheese and low-fat cheddar.

6. Place the iron frying pan into the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown and bubbling.

7. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the dip with chili powder.

8. Serve with 3-4 Corn Thins slices per person

8. Enjoy!


Health Benefits of This Meal


This meal has a matrix of health benefits for your body. Starting with the star ingredient Corn Thins slices which are a source of wholegrains. Wholegrains give your body many vitamins and minerals including B vitamins which are needed to make energy from the food you eat. Your health promoting gut microbes need plant-based foods to stay alive and healthy. Wholegrains & wholegrain containing foods like Corn Thins slices are one source of prebiotic fiber which fuels your health promoting microbes which consequently keep your body healthy.

The dairy sources in this meal are a great source of complete protein which gives your body all the essential amino acids that your body needs to make a protein. In addition to this each dairy product adds to your daily calcium requirements for health. Calcium plays many important roles including to help to keep your bones and teeth strong and is needed for normal muscle contractions.

Corn Kernels and Corn Thins slices both are sources of iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and zinc. When you eat a meal the amount of different nutrients increases, and you can provide your body with more of each vitamin and mineral to help meet your daily requirements for health. Both corn and Corn Thins slices give your body the caretonoids lutein and zeaxanthin. These help to keep your eyes functioning at their best.

Different antioxidants and phytochemicals provide different protective factors for your body. Corn Thins slices, corn kernels and chili powder all provide different phytochemicals and antioxidants which help to fight off excess free radicals. In excess, these can cause damage and disease to the cells of your body. For a delicious and health promoting recipe make sure you give this one a try.


Ashleigh Felth…
Accredited Practising Dietitian
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