Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tasty Tuesday: Polenta and Salad

I'm a fan of "the balanced meal" - aka, protein, fats, and carbs. A recent winner? Polenta and salad.

Trader Joe's brand yellow polenta
2-slices bacon

Heirloom tomatoes
Crumbled goat cheese

To cook the polenta, cut into circles and fry. In another pan fry up the bacon. After both are ready (which will be in roughly the same amount of time) plate the polenta and crumble the bacon on top.

For the salad add ingredients to taste - I'm an avocado fan so I typically do 1/2 avocado to split between Matt and I. Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper.


Why it's good for you? Coming in at roughly 30-30-40, this is a good fat/protein/carb breakdown.

Why it's good for baby? The polenta and spinach have a healthy dose of fiber which is needed (especially when pregnant). The avocado provides good fats for forming baby and the tomatoes give a good dose of liposine.

Why it's good for runner? This is a filling dinner, but not stuffing. The polenta will give energy for a morning run while the bacon will help you not get hungry 10-minutes after eating.

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