By tossing wheat berries with cranberries and pecans, this dish is a standout crowd pleaser for the holiday season.
By Pooja Mottl
Skip the whole wheat bread and go straight to the real thing with wheat berries. Wheat berries are essentially the whole wheat kernels embedded within the head of wheat stalks, with only the hull removed (the inedible portion). This is wheat in its purest form. Usually, these berries are processed into flour, which later turns into bread. So by eating wheat berries, you’re eating wheat in its least processed form, with the germ, brand, and endosperm all intacked, so you’re getting the maximum amount of nutrients from this plant-based food source. Plus, you’re getting some surprisingly rich and chewy flavors and textures.
By tossing these berries with cranberries and pecans, this dish is a standout crowd pleaser for the holiday season.Print
Pooja Mottl is a Natural Foods Chef & Culinary Instructor, specializing in making healthy food delicious, quick, and simple to cook. Her creations, training, and food philosophy are based on the use of sustainable, organic, and unrefined ingredients to boost flavor and wholesomeness.