This tasty side takes no time at all because I use packaged polenta. Polenta is low in fat and calories so it makes a great accompaniment to whatever your main protein is. Although I use the plain polenta here, you can get creative and try some of the other flavors/varieties offered. Each serving has only 128 calories.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Polenta Rounds:
6 – 1/2 inch slices of prepared polenta (sold in a roll)
2 ounces Prosciutto (6 slices)
2 teaspoons olive oil
6 sprigs Fresh thyme
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper
In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. Add the fresh thyme sprigs to heated oil and then scoot off to the side of the skillet.
Slice prepared polenta roll into 6 one-half inch slices. Season polenta with salt and pepper. Add polenta slices to the pan and fry about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove polenta from skillet, along with thyme sprigs. Sprinkle crispy thyme leaves over each polenta round and then wrap each round with 1 slice of prosciutto.
Servings: 4 (Serving size is 1-1/2 rounds) * Calories Per Serving: 128 * Fat: 3.2 g * Carb: 19.2 g * Fiber 1.7 * Protein: 5.4 g * Sugar: 1.2 g * Sodium: 559 mg * Cholesterol: 8 mg