Made from cornmeal, this Northern Italian staple is loaded with complex carbs. Unlike simple carbohydrates from highly-processed grains, complex carbs are broken down slowly so they keep your blood sugar on an even keel, providing a sustained energy release that lasts for hours. Plus, polenta couldn’t be easier to make with quick-cooking varieties ready in as little as 10 minutes. Simply stir it into boiling water, broth, or milk and serve. For a comforting whole grain start to your day, fold in dried tart cherries or chopped dried apricots. Or, prepare as a quick-fix dinner topped with marinara sauce instead of your usual pasta.
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March 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM
Never tried it
by bwsmommyMarch 8, 2013 at 4:05 PM
It looks yummy .. maybe one day =)
by LifeCafe42March 8, 2013 at 4:08 PMTfs never tried it
March 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM
never had it!
by LadyisisMarch 14, 2013 at 7:14 PM
I have never had it before. I would try it though. Thanks for sharing.
by teesolocaApril 12, 2013 at 3:36 AMnever have tried it