The Low GI Grain
Nutty in flavor, springy and slightly chewy in texture, barley is an ancient grain that's new again. Get a load of its nutritional content and glycemic index ranking (the lowest!), and you'll want to have some on hand at all times. Different barley preparations can have a delicious place at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and, surprise, even dessert (just swap out half of a recipe's regular flour for the same amount of barley flour).
Butter Banana Bread Spinach Pesto Appetizer Salmon Egg Drop Soup Off the Shelf Chicken Salad Ahi Tuna Steaks with Asian Slaw Warm Ham with Shallots and Vinegar Twice Baked Potatoes Stuffed with Ham Lime Fajita Kabobs Roasted Broccoli and Tomato Salad Herbed Grit Cakes
As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...