Look at any bodybuilder’s meal plan and you’re going to notice the same three or four carb sources popping up over and over again: rice, sweet potatoes, quinoa, and oatmeal. That’s not just limiting from a palate standpoint; this list ignores one of the most protein-rich grains on the planet, an ancient grain called farro. Farro is a form of wheat with a rich, nutty taste and packs 12 grams of protein per cup, not to mention 8 grams of fiber. In this recipe, I pair it with roasted eggplant for a satisfying dish that can stand on its own as a vegetarian option or be paired with a lean meat of your choice for an extra shot of muscle-building protein.
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