This delicious recipe is used with permission from its creator, Tammy Strait, an author, lawyer, and athlete whose “Eat Well” blog is online at tammystrait.com. Farro is an ancient wheat-derived grain with a nutty flavor rich in protein, heart-healthy fiber, and essential nutrients including magnesium and iron. A high-fiber diet lowers risk for stroke, diabetes and obesity. For this recipe, Strait uses Bob’s Red Mill organic farro, available at Amazon and other stores.
1/2 cup farro, prepared according to package instructions
8 ounces spinach mixed with spring greens
1 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup drained and rinsed garbanzo beans (chick peas)
2 hard-boiled eggs
1 Roma tomato
Place greens on a serving plate and add each ingredient layer on top. Sprinkle with sea salt and fresh pepper and voila! A super power-packed protein salad that is good AND good for you. Makes four servings.