This dish is full of protein and fiber filled carbs. Perfect for a hearty lunch on a cool fall day!
I love barley. It’s chewy and hold up in both hot and cold dishes. A great carbohydrate that is filled with nutrients and fiber! And lentils are a great carb and protein source for both vegetarians and meat eaters. You can omit the chicken to make this completely vegan and still get in a healthy amount of protein!
~ Chicken Power Bowl ~
- 10 ounces pre-cooked chicken breast
- 1 cup cooked barley
- 1 cup cooked lentils
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 cup edamame
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- Salt, pepper, garlic,
I had all of these items pre-cooked so I simply added them in a bowl and mixed. You can buy pre-cooked packages of barley and lentils, or you can cook them according to the package. I cooked both my lentils and barley in water with some salt.
Once you have the barley and lentils, add the veggies. I used frozen peas, edamame and broccoli florets and steamed them until thawed. Feel free to use fresh ingredients!
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, add salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.
Top with freshly baked chicken and serve. Enjoy warm or chilled!
Approx macros per serving:
45 grams protein
42 grams net carbs
14 grams fiber