Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Polenta Triangles

January 3, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Polenta Triangles. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Uncooked Yellow Corn Grits, Fat Free Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth, Garlic Cloves, Crumbled Feta Cheese, and Red Bell Pepper. The Dish is 62 calories and 8 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Polenta Triangles
Ingredients

Polenta Triangles

1/2 cup uncooked yellow corn grits
1 1/2 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
1 red bell pepper, roasted,* peeled and finely chopped

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 triangle

1 – Combine grits and 1/2 cup chicken broth in small bowl; mix well. Pour remaining 1 cup broth into large heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Add moistened grits and garlic; mix well. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 20 minutes. Remove from heat; add feta cheese. Stir until cheese is completely melted. Add roasted bell pepper; mix well.

2 – Spray 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon grits mixture into prepared pan. With wet fingertips, press grits evenly into pan. Refrigerate until cold.

3 – Spray grid with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare grill for direct cooking. Turn polenta out onto cutting board; cut into 2-inch squares. Cut each square diagonally into 2 triangles.

4 – Place polenta triangles on grid. Grill over medium-high heat 1 minute or until bottoms are lightly browned. Turn triangles over; grill until browned and crisp.

*Note. Place pepper on foil-lined broiler pan; broil 15 minutes or until blackened on all sides, turning every 5 minutes. Place pepper in paper bag. Close bag; let stand 15 minutes before peeling.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 62 calories, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 142 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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