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Halloooo.

We are officially heading into the holidays!!  WoOp wHoO!! I love them.  Starting with Halloween, then Thanksgiving, happiest at ChristmasThyme, wrapping up with a New Year’s Celebration.

Our Mediterranean Glory Bowl is a seasonal recipe; pomegranate season. I have a sentimental love for pomegranate and to a fault may include them in one too many recipes.  Thanks for hanging in there with me.

Pomengranate Zucchini & Avocado Salsa

I have a favorite holiday dip/salsa recipe that I prepare every year.  Pomegranate, Zuchinni & Avocado Salsa is Mediterranean flavor love…in it’s GLORY.  Thus the name of this Lunch Bowl.  I added sweat Italian chicken sausage and farro for a burst of protein.

Mediterranean Glory Bowl

I’ve bragged on Farro before.

I was studying the bulk bins at my local Whole Foods Market looking for something different.  I was charged up to discover that Farro is packed with goodness. 

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Here are a few Farro ‘features’ if you will:

  • Farro is one of the oldest cultivated grains and has been consumed for over 5000 years.
  • With 8 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber per cooked cup, Farro is an energy power house.
  • Because it’s a complex carb, Farro breaks down slowly, helping to stabilize your energy over longer periods of time.
  • Farro is high in B vitamins and minerals, especially Magnesium which has been said to ease tension and menstrual cramps.
  • And the best part, Farro tastes great and is super versatile to use.  I think you’ll love it’s slightly chewy nutty flavor.

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Now combine all those health benefits with the pop of fresh oregano roasted zucchini, sweet pomegranate, creamy avocado, sharp feta, savory chicken sausage, with a generous squeeze of lime juice.  Mediterranean Glory Bowl for breakfast, lunch or dinner for me!!

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Mediterranean Glory Bowl
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 sweet Italian chicken sausages
  • 2 zucchini, cut into ½" dice
  • 1 Tbl. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh oregano, chopped
  • ½ tsp. sea salt & freshly cracked pepper
  • ⅓ cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1 avocado, cut into ¼" dice
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils
  • 3 Tbl. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 lime
  • 2 cups salad greens
  • 1 cup farro, prepared according to package instructions
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss zucchini with olive oil, oregano, and salt & pepper. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet, along with sausages. Roast, tossing once, until golden brown, about 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare farro according to package instructions.
  4. To prepare bowl make a bed of salad greens and cooked farro. Add a spoonful of each remaining ingredient, including sliced sausage. Squeeze lime juice over top.
Notes
Serving size = ¼ recipe. 9 WW Pts+ per serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ Calories: 350 Fat: 15 Saturated fat: 3.6 Carbohydrates: 42.8 Sugar: 7.8 Sodium: 288 Fiber: 7.4 Protein: 13.8 Cholesterol: 30

 

 

 

 

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