Healthy Eating

Adding a twist to a classical pizza by using polenta. This recipe is wheat free, gluten free, dairy free and egg free. 100% vegan.

Polenta is usually made from yellow corn. The corn is coarsely ground into cornmeal to make polenta. A tradiitonal Italian ingredient. 

I personally love to cook wheat/gluten free recipes because I have a gluten sentivity and because I have numerous clients who also struggle with wheat/gluten.

This recipe is super easy to make and it really does taste like a ‘normal’ pizza.

Nutrition

Carbohydrate: The carbohydrates (energy) in polenta are known as ‘complex’ carbohydrates which basically means polenta is broken down slowly in the body. This slow release of energy can keep energy and blood sugar levels steady which prevents fluctuations in appetite and mood.

 

Wholegrain: Because polenta comes from corn, it is rich in fibre as it is a source of wholegrain!

 

Vitamin A: Polenta is a good source of Vitamin A which keeps our eyes healthy. Children have high vitamin A requirements in the early years of life.

 

Allergens: Polenta is gluten free and it is therefore safe to be eaten by babies as a first weaning food. It is also suitable for people with coeliac disease and a gluten sensitivity.

 

Chia seeds: By Adding chia seeds to the mixture we have found a creative way to boost the omega 3 content of the meal. Chia seeds are also a source of high quality protein/complete protein.

Recipe

You Need:

300g of polenta

1 liter of water

25g dairy free parmesan

2 tbsp. chia seeds

1 tsp. dried oregano

1 tbsp. dried chili flakes (omit if cooking for children)

1 tbsp olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Topping:

This is entirely up to you. I personally love vegetarian pizza toppings and therefore I tend to choose onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and oregano. 

Method:

Turn on the oven at 200°C. Bring the water to a boil, add the polenta whilst stirring continuously. Let the grains cook under low heat under a lid for 20 minutes and season with the dairy free parmesan, chili flakes, salt and pepper. Coat a baking tray with baking paper and brush the paper with oil. Spread the dough onto the tray like a pizza. Sprinkle the pizza with chia seeds. Allow it to cool down for 20 minutes before you add your toppings.

Bake in the oven for approx. 20 minutes until golden.

Perfect for the entire family.

Enjoy!

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