Let's talk about our ingredients for a minute. We've got farro, which is a delicious grain packed with fiber to keep you full. We've got grilled chicken for added protein, dates and cranberries for a little sweetness, vitamin-rich pine nuts for a yummy nutty crunch, avocado for good healthy fats and tons of health benefits, and of course the superstar - KALE - which is just the healthy goddess of greens. Fresh shaved parmesan right on top and we're ready to go. How delicious and healthy does that sound? Sounds like the perfect pre-wedding-dress-shopping-meal to me.
2 bunches of kale - spines removed and leaves cut in small pieces
1/2 cup farro - cooked according to pkg instructions
1/2 cup pitted dates - chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
1/2 avocado - cubed
Freshly shaved parmesan to top salad
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 lemon - juiced
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
- Remove spines from kale and rip/cut leaves into small bite-sized pieces. In the meantime, cook farro according to instructions and set aside to cool.
- Add olive oil and massage kale thoroughly until it softens.
- Add lemon juice and continue to work it into the kale leaves. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add farro and all other salad ingredients.
Off to meet my mom for a healthy lunch at Zinc Cafe and then start shopping!!