We're pairing two shortcut products you can likely find at your local specialty grocery store--Middle Eastern bean salad and microwaveable farro--to add protein, fiber and satisfying texture to these high-protein lunch bowls. To cut down on prep time, we're also using preseasoned grilled chicken breasts from the refrigerated section, bottled balsamic vinaigrette and a few other ready-to-use ingredients to make these quick and easy meal-prep lunches.

Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.
Source: EatingWell.com, September 2019


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare farro in the microwave according to package directions. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a bowl and mix in the bean salad; set aside.

  • Transfer 2 tablespoons vinaigrette into each of 4 small lidded containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

  • Divide spinach among 4 single-serving lidded containers. Top each with one-fourth of the farro-bean salad mixture, one-fourth of the sliced chicken breast and 2 tablespoons feta. Seal the containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Dress with vinaigrette just before serving.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

379.6 calories; protein 26.9g 54% DV; carbohydrates 33.6g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 5.1g 21% DV; sugars 7.3g; fat 14.4g 22% DV; saturated fat 1.8g 9% DV; cholesterol 3.8mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 2343IU 47% DV; vitamin c 30.9mg 52% DV; folate -1mcg; calcium 84.7mg 9% DV; iron 2.7mg 15% DV; magnesium 25mg 9% DV; potassiummg; sodium 585mg 23% DV; thiamin -1mg -100% DV; added sugar 5g.