Perfect Polenta Bites with seasoning

Perfect Polenta Bites

When your tastebuds are craving everything from cheesy to salty to crispy — polenta bites to the rescue! They add an irresistible crunch factor to any meal yet provide positive nutrition for a healthy gut. Talk about a win-win! Each bite is flavored with nutritional yeast—a plant-based ingredient that mimics the unique smell and flavor profile of real-deal cheese. Not to mention, it’s also abundant in protein and vitamin B12. It’s is a must-try alternative for people trying to minimize or eliminate animal-based cheeses. However, Pecorino Romano and parmesan cheese can still get incorporated in a low-FODMAP diet if preferred over nutritional yeast. Pair these bites alongside your favorite lean protein or toss them in a salad for an added crispy crunch. Get cheesy for real-zy!

Makes: 2 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 mixture
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients for perfect polenta bites

  • 18 oz precooked herbed polenta
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp Italian herb seasoning
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast

Directions for perfect polenta bites

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut pre-cooked polenta into 1-inch cubes and distribute on a baking sheet.
  3. Brush polenta with olive oil. Sprinkle with herbs and nutritional yeast.
  4. Bake polenta for 20 minutes, or until the desired level of crispiness. Rotate bites at 10 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 230kcal
  • carbohydrates: 35g
  • fat: 7g
  • fiber: 3g
  • potassium: 60mg
  • protein: 6g
  • saturated fat: 1g
  • sodium: 863mg
  • sugar: 2g
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