Although they require little tending, the wheat berries do require a long cooking time. You may want to boil them on the weekend or the night before.This salad is a great way to get your fill of vegetables, fruits, and protein all at once. The yogurt dressing also provides calcium, which is vital to bone health.



Credit: Leigh Beisch

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serves 16


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  • Preheat grill.

  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a simmer; cover and cook for 2 hours, 15 minutes or until wheat berries are almost tender. Drain and place in a bowl; discard bay leaf. Coarsely chop 1 cup spinach leaves. Add chopped spinach, apple, bell pepper, dressing, and mustard to the wheat berries, and toss well.

  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Thinly slice chicken.

  • Divide remaining spinach evenly among 4 plates. Place 1/2 cup wheat-berry mixture on top of spinach. Arrange chicken evenly over berry mixture; sprinkle with green onions.

Nutrition Facts

332 calories; calories from fat 31%; fat 12g; saturated fat 2g; mono fat 6.7g; poly fat 1.4g; protein 29g; carbohydrates 30.1g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 63mg; iron 4mg; sodium 792mg; calcium 113mg.