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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Recipe: Black Bean Polenta "Pizzas" with Eggs
This breakfast has a little of everything - healthy fat, a serving of vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and protein! That means it will keep you full for a while. This is one of those weird recipes - if I put the ingredients in the WW point tracker individually, I get 4.5 points. If I add up all the stats and put it into the point finder that way, I get 7 points. I'm going with 5 personally!
--Black Bean Polenta "Pizzas" with Eggs--
-3.6 ounces (or one serving) polenta (I used Food Merchants' Organic Green Chili and Cilantro flavor, available at Whole Foods Market or Cost Plus) -1/4 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed -1 very small vine-ripened tomato, diced -1 piece Weight Watchers Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese Snacks, shredded -Salt and Pepper to taste -1/8 tsp. ground cumin -1 tsp. olive oil -1/4 red bell pepper, diced -1/2 small yellow onion, diced -1/2 cup fat free egg substitute (I use the Safeway brand) -1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro -1 La Tortilla Factory whole-wheat, low-carb soft taco size tortilla
Slice polenta into 4 rounds. Spray a small baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; place polenta rounds on it and bake at 350F for approximately 10 minutes, turning once. Mash black beans and tomato in a small bowl; salt and pepper to taste. Divide bean mixture evenly atop polenta rounds. Sprinkle each round with a pinch or two of cheese. Bake for 6 more minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted and bubbly.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a small nonstick skillet until shimmery. Add onions; cook 2 minutes or until softened. Add bell pepper, salt and pepper to taste, and ground cumin; cook an additional 1-2 minutes or until bell pepper is just softened. Add egg substitute; cook and scramble 2-3 minutes or until firm.
Plate the polenta "pizzas" alongside eggs. Sprinkle all with chopped cilantro. Sprinkle any remaining cheese on eggs. Warm the tortilla for a few seconds and serve it alongside. (I like to make a little burrito with some of my eggs and the tortilla.)
Nutritionals: 349 calories, 10g fat, 13g fiber, 26g protein