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).
Low Carb, Fat Free Onion-Cheese Dip Bow Tie Pasta with Mushrooms and Asparagus Quick-Fix Guacamole Dip Kosher Cream of Mushroom Soup Green Pea and Lettuce Soup Dijon Parsley Potatoes Garlic Sizzled Mushrooms Soy Salmon Topped with Pineapple Salsa Apricot, Date and Nut Bars Pork Tenderloin
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