Polenta's origin is a subject of debate in many circles, but most can agree that many cultures have long prepared some version of its deliciousness. It's commonly known corn-based form has decidedly Native American roots, but many accept polenta as a historic staple in the Italian diet - ancient Romans even consumed the porridge made from a variety of local grains available at the time. Wherever its inception, polenta is a tasty, filling, and versatile dish served the world over. Check out these fun facts and recipes below for more!
Did you know:
-One cup dry polenta (about 3 cups cooked) has only 145 calories. This is great to pair with high calorie components for a decadent meal that won't have you adding to your workout
-Cornmeal will keep in your freezer for two to three years
-Polenta can be savory, sweet, boiled, made in a loaf, fried, baked, and so many other ways
Polenta with eggs and tomato
Grilled Polenta and tomato
Salmon with Polenta