Barley contains all eight of the essential amino acids that adults need in their diets. Couple it with mixed vegetables and you have a lunch that is delicious and beneficial to your health. Use low-sodium broth to bring down your salt intake.
Makes 2 servings
- 1 cup pearl barley
- 1 can vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup fresh vegetables, diced
- 3 or 4 sun-dried tomatoes, diced
Cook the barley according to package directions, substituting the vegetable broth for water. While the barley cooks, dice your veggies (use whatever you like – zucchini, green beans, peppers, etc) and steam them briefly, so they’re crisp-tender. Note that you can even steam the veggies over the barley as it cooks. When the barley is done, mix in the sun-dried tomatoes and steamed vegetables. Can be served warm or cold.
Easy Barley with Veggies
Servings per Recipe:Amount per Serving
Calories from Fat:
Total Fat: 1g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
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