Barley Risotto with Asparagus and Lemon
Here, the bright flavors of lemon, basil and asparagus play against the earthiness of barley and onions.
Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes
Make these pancakes the night before; then pop them in the toaster oven to warm and spread with peanut butter for a filling breakfast. They’re also delicious served with applesauce.
Cheesy Barley Stuffed Mushrooms
These mushrooms make a colorful appetizer or a delicious side dish to meat. Shop for hull-less barley, which contains more of the original whole grain components than pearled barley.
Bulgur and Apple Salad
Cracked wheat is rich in fiber and protein and can be served as a breakfast cereal, or for lunch as this salad.
Pearl Barley and Wild Mushroom Pilaf
Pearl barley has a lovely feel about it, and makes a low-GI substitute for rice.
Nutty Maple and Vanilla Granola
Use the kind of nuts you prefer and serve the granola with milk or yogurt, fresh and dried fruit, and honey or maple syrup.
Quinoa Simmered with Fennel and Wild Mushrooms
Quinoa is packed with protein and combined with fennel and wild mushroom, it is sure to be your new favorite dish!
Awesome Apple Snack Cake
A perfect snack for after school — especially when made with fresh fall apples.