Make-Ahead Lunches! 9 Fresh and Satisfying Grain Salads

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We very often make a big salad over the weekend, leaving out the greens and using grains like barley, farro, or brown rice as the base. This becomes our lunch all week long, something we look forward to eating and that keeps us away from the leftover pizza in the office fridge! Here are our favorites – what are yours?

Almost any of these salads can be eaten as they are or warmed for a minute in the microwave. We sometimes mix them with salad greens for some fresh flavor and extra crunch. Some leftover shredded chicken or fish can round out the proteins.

Do you have a favorite grain salad?