Stephanie Nelson, registered dietitian and lead nutritionist for MyFitnessPal, told Insider that a bowl with white beans and farro, a nutty grain common in Italian cooking, is a quick and satisfying lunch option.
“This recipe packs in the protein,” said Nelson. “The Mediterranean diet should be primarily plant-based, so a farro and bean salad fits the mold exactly.”
To make this dish, chop and sauté an eggplant with garlic in olive oil, then add cooked farro, white beans, a small amount of tomato sauce, and a sprinkle of thyme and oregano. Top with feta cheese, if desired.