I’ve been trying to venture out a bit with some of my carb sources. Im not a huge quinoa fan (just doesn’t really satisfy me) so I decided to try farro and I’m in LOVE! It’s chewy and satisfying-similar to barley. Mix it with creamy goat cheese, balsamic, and some roasted red peppers and you’ve got a delicious meal! This one is easy to adjust to your preferences and portion size for your own meal prep.
🔹¾ cup uncooked farro
🔹1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
🔹15-20oz Grilled chicken, diced
🔹5oz crumbled goat cheese (or feta if you prefer)
🔹8oz jar roasted red peppers or 20 cherry tomatoes
🔹1.5 cups chicken broth (or water)
🔹Light balsamic dressing or other dressing of choice (I use simply 60 balsamic or trader joe’s dill dressing)
🔹Mixed greens or shredded kale (optional)
🔹Place the farro and chicken broth in your instant pot and cook on high pressure for 10min. Leave in for another 10 minutes to let the pressure normalize.
🔹Drain the broth from the farro and set aide.
🔹Spread asparagus onto a baking sheet.
🔹Add a touch of avocado oil spray to the top and add salt and pepper or other seasoning you like. Roast in a preheated 400 degree oven for approx 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
🔹Allow to cool and transfer to a cutting board and dice into bite sized pieces.
🔹Dice your roasted red peppers or half the cherry tomatoes.
🔹Set 5 meal prep dishes next to eachother.
🔹If you are using greens, add a handful to the bottom of each dish.
🔹Add ⅕ of the farro on top of the greens (approx 75 grams)
🔹Add ⅕ of each roasted red peppers, and asparagus to the dish
🔹Top with 3-4oz grilled chicken (or more depending on how much protein you need).
🔹Sprinkle 1oz goat cheese to the top.
🔹Drizzle 2T (or 30g) dressing to the top of each bowl.
Enjoy this meal hot or cold 🤤
Nutrition Info: 308kcal 9F/27C/28P*
*This is with 3oz grilled chicken, 60 calorie balsamic dressing, and roasted red peppers. I usually eat this with a small piece of fruit on the side.