Farro is an ancient whole grain with a nutty flavor and a good plant protein option. It's a wonderful source of dietary fiber and tastes absolutely delicious when seasoned right, as in the recipes below.
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Make it a Full Plate Meal: Pack this salad for lunch this week. Cherries would make a delicious dessert.
75% fiber foods – farro, cucumber, chickpeas, roasted red pepper, red onion, olives, parsley, cherries
25% foods – dressing, feta
Recipe Note: Use the dressing sparingly to reduce the amount of fat in the recipe.
75% fiber foods – shallots, garlic, farro, diced tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, fresh thyme, fresh basil, white beans, broccoli
25% foods – butter, parmesan cheese, sugar, olive oil
Recipe Note: Use Earth Balance Whipped Buttery Spread to reduce saturated fat in this recipe.
Make it a Full Plate Meal: This Tuscan favorite is wonderful for lunch or supper. You can skip the pancetta or use sun-dried tomatoes instead. Your favorite green salad would pair up wonderfully with the soup.
75% fiber foods – onion, carrot, celery, garlic, chickpeas, tomato paste, farro, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, salad
25% foods – pancetta, olive oil
Recipe Note: As always, use just 1 tablespoons of olive oil.
Make it a Full Plate Meal: This one dish recipe is a complete meal in itself. Add more fiber with 1/2 cup of edamame.
75% fiber foods – farro, carrots, Brussels sprouts, kale, edamame
25% foods – olive oil, dried figs, feta, honey
Recipe Note: Reduce the fat and calories in this recipe by using only 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Assemble your breakfast bowl as directed in the recipe.
75% fiber foods – farro, strawberries, blueberries, pomegranate
25% foods – skim or plant milk, maple syrup
Recipe Note: Make this more diabetic friendly by using only 1/2 tablespoon of maple syrup or leave it off altogether.
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