March is National Nutrition month, which is a great time to find new cooking inspiration and learn how to add more nutrition to your daily meals. Balanced You is highlighting recipes and tips available through our program partner, WW (Weight Watchers reimagined).
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Polenta “pizza” Margarita
Preheat broiler. Coat a 10-inch pizza pan or oven-proof skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
Cut a 16-oz tube of fat-free, ready-to-eat polenta into ¼-inch-thick slices. Place 1 slice in center of prepared pan and overlap remaining slices to form a 10-inch circle. Lightly spray polenta with cooking spray. Place broiler 5 inches from heat until lightly browned, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together ¾ cup part-skim ricotta cheese, ¼ cup grated Parmesan, and ¼ tsp black pepper.
Thinly slice and pat dry 3 plum tomatoes and arrange slices on top of polenta; dollop with ricotta-Parmesan mixture, then sprinkle with ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese.
Broil until tomatoes are heated through and mozzarella is melted, about 4 minutes. Cut into 4 wedges.
Serving size is 1 wedge.
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