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Whole grains, such as those used in this recipe, contain important B vitamins to help your body feel it’s best. It also contains fiber to help promote heart health.
Pears contain a variety of nutrients including antioxidants to help reduce inflammation associated with lupus. The skin of a pear contains high amounts of fiber that can help relieve constipation a side effect that may occur from certain medications.
Walnuts are one of the few plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These types of fats are important for heart and brain health, as well as reducing inflammation associated with lupus.
Microwave Grain Mixture Microwave the grain mixture according to package directions. Once done, spread onto a baking sheet and allow to cool.
Chop Pear, Celery & Shallot While the grains are cooking, chop the pear, celery and shallot. Set aside.
Whisk Together Dressing To a large mixing bowl whisk together the white balsamic vinegar and mustard. Drizzle in the olive oil while whisking.
Combine Salad To the bowl, add the grain blend, pear, celery, shallots and walnuts. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper, if desired.
Replace the walnuts with sunflower seeds.
Using a microwavable grain blend helps to reduce the amount of preparation time of this recipe.
Ask a friend or family member to help make this recipe.
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