We don’t often think of polenta as part of our diet but maybe we should bring it in and experiment a little more. The reason I saw this is because the other day a chef friend of mine made some polenta chips and they were superb. So now I’m a fan.
I use polenta (along with Kfibre, sumac, a few sourdough breadcrumbs and nutritional yeast) to coat a chicken breast and bake it in the oven. It stays so moist and tastes beautiful! You can change up the spices too. Use Moroccan, curry, Italian, Mexican etc etc. Very versatile. I coat the chicken breast in egg first and then smother them in the coating and they taste great. So quick and easy.
So what’s in polenta?
Polenta is cooked cornmeal and 125 g of polenta contains approximately:
Protein: 2 g
Carbohydrates: 17 g – medium GI of 68 so it’s ok for those with high blood glucose levels.
Fibre: 1 g
Limited fat: < 1 g
Check out these recipes to bring some polenta into your Christmas feast!