Easy Polenta

Easy Polenta PinWe love this Easy Polenta recipe because it’s so delicious, low calorie and versatile. We prefer to eat it warm, but you can eat it cold straight out of the fridge if you’re in a hurry.

It’s super low calorie, with only 34 calories per serving. That means you can eat two or three pieces and not feel guilty about it. Sometimes, I eat one serving as a side dish and another serving as dessert topped with Chia Seed Jam.

It’s so versatile that it goes with just about anything! You can eat it for breakfast with some Chia Seed Jam or your favorite fruit preserves. You can eat for lunch topped with a little leftover marinara or salsa. You can eat it for dinner topped with a little paprika as a simple low calorie side dish with your Vegan Lentil Loaf or Vegan Portobello Mushroom Steaks. The possibilities are endless!

It sets up nice and firm after it’s been in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. It’s not soft like grits, porridge or Malt-o-Meal. You can pick up a square and eat it without a utensil.

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Vegan Polenta with Mushrooms and Lentils

Vegan Polenta PinThis Vegan Polenta with Mushrooms and Lentils recipe is colorful, delicious and filling. The sweetness of the polenta combines nicely with the savory mushrooms and tangy balsamic reduction. It’s a party for your taste buds!

While it tastes great, it’s very low calorie so one serving doesn’t make a meal. It has 7 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein, but only 104 calories per serving. That means you’ll need to eat two servings, or pair it with something else like Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and a Side Salad.

This recipe makes 12 servings. You can cut the ingredients in half to avoid having too many leftovers.

If you have leftover polenta, it makes a great breakfast topped with some fruit preserves and served with a slice of whole grain toast with cashew butter.

Vegan Polenta with Mushrooms and Lentils Instructional Video

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.