26 November 2013

H A P P Y H E A L T H Y H O L I D A Y Wheat Berry Salad

If you're like me, you're always on the lookout for healthy holiday side dish options that showcase bright and delicious flavor, appealing texture, and requests for second helpings.  As a hostess (or as a guest that's offered to bring an accompanying dish), I hope to provide family and friends with yummy food that leads to happy bellies, and the wonderful thing is we can be thankful there are lots of great alternatives to traditional not-as-healthy holiday dishes.

Enter the beautiful wheat berry.

My mom introduced me to wheat berries several years ago, and like most things, she was exactly right when boasted their nutty flavor and slightly crunchy texture.  Yum.

Our family makes her version of the wheat berry salad for various occasions, and it's always a hit.  It's festive and just a little different. It's also dairy-free, so if you have loved ones with dietary restrictions, this could be a really nice option.

I'm a proud supporter of the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation. I'm sharing this family favorite over on their blog today. Click over to read more!