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Macro Friendly Grain Salad

An easy and delicious make ahead salad! This is made with a precooked grain mix from Costco, that light Olive Garden salad dressing I love and a ton of veggies. Really filling with balanced carbs, fats and protein, too! Love this one.
Course Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword salad recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 243kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 packages Seeds of Change Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic (precooked from Costco)
  • 2 light mozzarella cheese sticks (I used Frigo)
  • 12 slices light salami cut into bite size pieces (I used Gallo)
  • 3 oz cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces (I used Fresh Additions)
  • 1/4 cup fat free feta cheese
  • 1 whole roma tomato diced
  • 1 whole green bell pepper diced
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1/2 cup light Olive Garden Salad Dressing

Instructions

  • Heat grains in microwave according to package directions. Add to a large mixing bowl to cool slightly.
  • Chop remaining ingredients and add to the quinoa and brown rice. Divide into four equal portions and serve or store in refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Notes

The more accurate macros for 1 serving (1/4 of the recipe) are as follows: 350 calories, 9.2g F/45.9g C/19.5g P.

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 1095mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg