This Vegetable Farro Protein Power Bowl is exactly as its described…full of vegetables and protein, what more could you ask for in a nutritious one bowl meal!?
Ever heard of “Protein Power Bowls”? It’s bascially protein-packed bowls that are full of vegetables, beans and grains and VERY trendy this year. Although I’m not much for focusing on trend setting foods, I do love creating recipes with tons of veggies in them. This Recipe Redux theme is all about vegetable protein in a bowl. It’s actually easier than you may think to get protein from vegetables and other plant-based foods, you just need to know where to look. Protein is found in virtually all plant-based foods (minimally in some), but in greater amounts in legumes, beans, nuts and several grains like farro.
I do want to make something clear…I do NOT have anything against protein found in meat and poultry – animal protein has numerous benefits with plenty of excellent quality protein and other nutrients. However, I like to eat a variety of foods often and that includes making vegetarian meals like this vegetable farro protein power bowl. I love that I’m providing my kids with a well-rounded diet as well by not not only exposing them to new foods but also textures and seasonings.
Have you ever heard of farro? It’s actually been around for centuries but just recently became more popular in the United States as the ancient grains trend has taken off. Farro is a good source of fiber (3.5 grams per 1/2 cup cooked) and an excellent source of protein (4 grams per 1/2 cup cooked). Farro also contains several vitamins and minerals like niacin, zinc, iron and magnesium in addition to antioxidants.
And don’t forget to check out the amazing protein power bowls by fellow Recipe Redux members below!
This Vegetable Farro Protein Power Bowl post first appeared on Chocolate Slopes.