Polenta is Maize Meal, and ‘Maize’ is the American Indian word for corn. It means ‘that which sustains life’. It is right behind wheat and rice as the most important grain in the world. In addition, it is low GI and is one of the best foods to supply long-lasting energy. This dish is amazing served with a crispy green salad as the “star of the show” or as a side with grilled chicken breast or BBQ lamb.