Mexican Polenta Scramble

8 Jan

To continue on the stream of healthy eating I thought that this would be another good recipe to share, Mexican Polenta Scramble from www.eatingwell.com. This recipe is another fast and easy meal, the longest part is prepping all of the veggies. One of the great things about the Eating Well website is that they provide you with the nutritional information for a lot of the recipes. I’ve included the information below or you can check out their website for more information www.eatingwell.com.

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Mexican Polenta Scramble

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 poblanos or 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 16-ounce tube prepared plain polenta, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, preferably sharp
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 avocado, diced

Preperation:

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until bright green and just starting to soften, about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, cumin and salt; cook, stirring often, until the tomatoes start to break down, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Crumble polenta slices into the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in scallions, cheese, cilantro and lime juice.
  5. Serve the scramble topped with diced avocado.

Nutrition:

Per serving: 315 calories; 20 g fat ( 6 g sat , 8 g mono ); 20 mg cholesterol; 26 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein; 6 g fiber; 600 mg sodium; 645 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (220% daily value), Calcium (45% dv), Vitamin A (35% dv), Folate (20% dv), Potassium (18% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

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2 Responses to “Mexican Polenta Scramble”

  1. Jake Ostler February 15, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    That food is making me salivate. Is that restaurant in Ottawa central, or in the suburbs. It looks delicious.

  2. heating services in ottawa October 3, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    Hi, I check your blogs daily. Your humoristic style is awesome, keep it
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