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. Source: EatingWell.com, September 2019

Carolyn A. Hodges, R.D.


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

380 calories; 14.4 g total fat; 1.8 g saturated fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 585 mg sodium. 33.6 g carbohydrates; 5.1 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 26.9 g protein; 2343 IU vitamin a iu; 31 mg vitamin c; 85 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 25 mg magnesium; 5 g added sugar;