Updated: Sep 26, 2020
On our quest to mix in new and nutritional meals that are both kid and family approved we recently tried some different farro recipes. For those of you who have never tried farro (like us) it is a healthy substitute to rice or pasta with it's chewy and satisfying texture, it is also very filling like a pasta. This ancient grain is packed with tons of nutritional value as it's high in protein, fiber, iron, zinc and magnesium. Eating healthy doesn't just play a key role in your physical health, it can also affect your emotional well-being, too.
After a little mixing and matching we came up with a fresh and flavorful Spiced Chickpea Farro Salad...with the added bonus that it is packed with 3 power ingredients that support major heart and brain benefits!
Farro-Is exceptionally high in protein for a grain and supplies more than 10 different vitamins and minerals.
Chickpeas-Are an excellent protein replacement when you want to skip the meat and they are loaded with vitamins and minerals like iron which plays an important role for boosting metabolism and producing energy.
Tahini- Is a healthy fat that contains more protein than milk and most nuts. It is also rich source of B vitamins that boost energy and brain function.
Scroll down to see how to make this
fresh, filling and flavorful farro salad with
spiced chickpeas and a citrus tahini dressing!
Here is the recipe for the base of the farro salad:
Here is the recipe for the spiced chickpeas to
add to the farro salad:
Here is the recipe for the Citrus Tahini dressing for the farro dish:
Cooking Note: This recipe can be served immediately but the flavor gets deeper if it sits for at least an hour in the fridge. The salad can last up to 2-3 days in the fridge
and can be made ahead of time.
Getting your kids involved in the kitchen is a fun and hands on way to teach them about nutrition. Most kids know the value of fruits and vegetables and introducing them to new ingredients like farro is a wonderful and tasty way to appreciate healthy foods. Keeping mealtime a fun and engaging experience provides kids with a healthy foundation for future eating habits.