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).
Crackers with Jalapeño and Turkey Pepperoni Italian Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms Ginger-Sesame Dressing White Wine Sauteed Scallops Creamy Cucumber and Tomato Salad Dilled Salmon Pasta With Asparagus Yucatan Baked Chicken Easy Bunny Biscuits Steak Quesadilas Beef-Barley Stew
Awhile back, I wrote about trying out the Whole 30. After giving it a good solid go, I discovered that honestly, that eating style didn't work for me. Too restrictive for one thing. And my bloodsugars didn't seem to want to stabilize. I was low, all the time, and I found myself feeling pretty lousy energy wise three days in. Still wanting to make a commitment to healthier choices, I decided to start just plain eating clean. What does that mean? ...