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

WW Points: 7


  1. I believe the recipe builder counts the calories for veggies which you wouldn't do just adding them up. Plus the fiber cap kicks in earlier if you add the veggies into the NI... I would also err on the lower side. Yum!!!! Can you travel with me and be my personal chef LOL. We leave tonight!

  2. Sure...let me just see if I can get someone to run the karate school for me...LOL

  3. This looks like something my husband would love!

    (Found your site from The Secret is in the Sauce and I wanted to say Hi!)

  4. These look yummy! You were above me on SITS roll call today! :)

  5. Congratulations!!!! You won the April Mystery Box Challenge!

  6. Look's yummy!

    I came by to welcome you to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood:0)

  7. Looks pretty yummy...I just recently tried polenta for the first time and really liked it.
    Stopping by to welcome you to the SITS community :)

  8. Mmmm Mmmmmm I may have to try this one!!

    Dropping in from SITS to say welcome!!