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Wheat berry and Strawberry Salad

Wheat berry and Strawberry Salad

The dressing adds richness to this salad by incorporating whole strawberries and balsamic vinegar. This versatile salad can be served as a side dish, or transformed into an entrée by adding legumes or grilled chicken and serving over salad greens. For variations, you can add diced avocado, blueberries or feta cheese. 

Chia Fresca

Chia Fresca

This summer drink is a variation of infused water, commonly seen in Mexico. Chia seeds are added to an infused water and chilled for 20 minutes to allow the chia seeds to “swell”. Chia fresca is hydrating and provides minerals, dietary fiber and omega-3’s. Try with fresh mint and cucumber slices for a flavorful variation! 

Chocolate Bulgur “Rice” Pudding

Chocolate Bulgur “Rice” Pudding

By using bulgur instead of rice, this recipe is quicker to prepare than a traditional rice pudding. Unsweetened cocoa is used to make a chocolate variation. The pudding is topped with fresh strawberries with a hint of orange to enhance their natural flavor and garnished with toasted spiced almonds. 

Citrus Macerated Strawberries

Citrus Macerated Strawberries

By adding citrus juice to berries, the juices are drawn out of the fruit to create natural syrup. The process is known as “macerating”. The citrus also enhances the berries’ flavor. 

Whole Grain Cooked Cereal with Dried Fruit Compote

Whole Grain Cooked Cereal with Dried Fruit Compote

There are many grains, like the buckwheat in this recipe, that can be turned into comforting and delicious morning dishes by simmering them with any type of milk, adding spices such as cinnamon, and topping them with berries or other fruits.