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).
Chocolate Peppermint Kisses Cinnamon Meringues with Fruit Italian Cupboard Soup Cheddar Cheese Herb Muffins Balsamic Leeks Tempeh Steak with Red and Green Stir-Fry Vegetable Frittata with Parmesan Toast Applesauce with Cinnamon and Nutmeg Asian Noodle Steak Salad Lentil and Vegetable Salad
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...