$20 & 30 Minutes to Feed a Family of 4 in a Healthy Manner:

As promised monthly below is July’s healthy and timeless meal creation!

Farro Salad with Grilled Chicken

Item Cost
1 cup of farro$0.99
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil$0.99
1 lemon (juice & zest needed)$0.79
¼ cup of parmesan romano cheese$1.99
¼ cup pine nuts$1.89
2 cups of fresh baby arugula$2.99
1 cup of basil leaves torn$0.89
½ cup dried cranberries$1.99
1.5 # boneless skinless chicken breasts$4.99
salt & pepper to taste$0.00
Total Cost for Dinner – Serves 4$17.51

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Cooking Instructions:

Salt and pepper chicken breasts on both sides generously. Heat outdoor grill and grill chicken breasts 6-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees on the thickest inner part of the chicken breast. Allow chicken to rest until ready to slice and serve.

In a medium pot, bring farro, a dash of salt, and 3 cups of water to a simmer. Simmer until farro is tender and liquid evaporates, about 25-30 minutes (add more water if liquid evaporates before the farro is done). Remove from pot and chill in fridge until ready to serve.

In a salad bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice and zest, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add farro, cheese, and nuts and mix well. Just before serving, toss in the arugula, basil, and dried cranberries.

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Slice chicken into strips and serve over bowls of farro salad. ENJOY!

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