Wheat berries

Wheat berries are a delightfully different food to have for breakfast (or any other time) especially if you’re stuck in a rut and they’re totally naptime friendly! I topped the warm berries with a little honey, homemade strawberry jam and milk/cream (I’m pregnant, don’t judge). Seriously delicious. Another day I did yogurt and bananas, yum! The topping options are endless! You could even use wheat berries as a savory base as you would rice. Mmm stroganoff over wheat berries… Or make a cool salad with it. Needless to say I’m not done rediscovering wheat berries. 

*Naptime tip: Cook a big batch of this one afternoon then pop it into the fridge to use throughout the week!

 

A rediscovered childhood favorite
 
Basic Cooked Wheat Berries 
The ratio for cooking wheat is 1:3z So, measure 1 cup of wheat kernels for every 3 cups of liquid(water, stock, etc.) Add sugar, spices or a dash of salt if desired. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer. Simmer 40-60 minutes until tender and chewy. Drain and store in the fridge until ready to use.

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