Meatless Monday:: Polenta Lasagna

28 Feb

In honor of Meatless Monday, I’m sharing a DE-LISH vegetarian recipe I’ve tried from Oxygen magazine – Polenta Lasagna. I love Oxygen! It always has great “clean” recipes, and good workout tips and motivational articles also. Even better, they have registered dietitians on staff!

 This was actually my first time using polenta, which is cornmeal simmered in water. Polenta is a (gluten-free) whole grain and is a good source of  protein and many vitamins and minerals including vitamin A [good for your eyes and cells], potassium [helps to lower blood pressure] and calcium [necessary for bone health and used in muscle contractions]. It was traditionally eaten at breakfast, but is very versatile and often used instead of pasta!

My own photos didn’t turn out too well – we were starving and dug in before it had much time to sit and cool so it pretty much just fell apart on the plate! As messy as it  looked, it tasted wonderful – enjoy.

[Click on to enlarge if you can’t read the directions]

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6 Responses to “Meatless Monday:: Polenta Lasagna”

  1. Jonathan@GymDJ February 28, 2011 at 8:46 am #

    Looks like a good recipe. Thanks for posting.

  2. akhomeschoolfun March 30, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    I haven’t tried it yet, but my husband agreed it looked good. I’m adding polenta (or corn meal) to our shopping list just for this. Can’t wait!

  3. akhomeschoolfun April 7, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    It’s me again. Had this for dinner tonight. Easy to make. I added sauteed fresh mushrooms and onion. Everyone but my daughter went back for seconds. She’s been a picky eater lately (too much processed foods recently) so she didn’t care for it.

    • Brittany Glassett, RD April 8, 2011 at 7:52 am #

      Glad to hear it (mostly) went over well. I think it’s important to start incorporating different foods including vegetarian meals early in life… otherwise you’ll have to deal with picky eating fiance’s like me! 🙂 Studies have shown that having one vegetarian meal a week can have significant health benefits.

      • akhomeschoolfun April 9, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

        I agree. Being in Alaska, meat is expensive, so we’ve generally had more veggie meals than meat meals. I never believed in special “kid-friendly” meals loaded with fats. That doesn’t help them learn to eat healthy, just the opposite.

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