Wheat Berry Salad with White Beans, Feta and Toasted Almonds

When it comes to being healthy there are delicious recipes you'll want to keep on hand, to help you feel your best. This "Wheat Berry Salad with White Beans, Feta and Toasted Almonds," salad is a nutritious idea that not only looks good but tastes great too.

This satisfying entree salad is packed with protein rich wheat berries and filled with crunchy fennel, creamy white beans, tangy feta and toasted almonds. Whole grain salads are a secret weapon when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Affordable, nutritious and great for making ahead of time, they actually develop more flavor as the days go by. This wheat berry said with white beans recipe is perfect for a make ahead lunch, backyard barbecue or pool side potluck, this Wheat Berry Salad with White Beans, Feta and Toasted Almonds recipe is always a crowd-pleaser. Made with creamy white beans, chewy wheat berries and nutty toasted sliced almonds, this salad is hearty enough for a main meal but light enough for a side dish. Some of the ingredients you will need for this salad include wheat berries prepared according to package instructions, white beans drained and rinsed (such as cannelloni or Great Northern), fennel diced, feta, toasted sliced almonds, minced scallions, minced parsley, olive oil and lemon juice.

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Almonds are a nutritionally dense food and a 100 gram serving is a rich source of the B vitamins riboflavin and niacin, vitamin E, and the essential minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc. The same serving size is also a good source of the B vitamins thiamine, vitamin B6, and folate, and the essential mineral potassium. Almonds are also rich in dietary fiber, monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats, fats which potentially may lower LDL cholesterol. Almonds are often eaten on their own, raw or toasted, they are also a component of various dishes.

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