This plant-based salad is loaded with fiber, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! Adding blueberries to this salad gives a hint of sweetness and a very important antioxidant called anthocyanin that gives fruits and vegetables their deep red-orange and blue-violet colors. Research has shown anthocyanins may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, help prevent cancer and improve cognitive function. This salad also contains edamame, a soybean high in fiber and protein.
A wide variety of healthy grains are now more readily available. This recipe uses a high protein grain called wheat berries coupled with nutrient-packed veggies and a super simple and flavorful dressing. Add the dressing to taste and decrease the calories of this recipe by only using as much as needed.
This Greek-inspired salad features shrimp as the lean protein. Grilling the shrimp is quick and easy and can be done on a stove top grill during colder months; the shrimp even can be cooked ahead of time. It’s light and refreshing, and it’s a great option for a meal salad when you want a change from the traditional dressing-laden Caesar salad.