Adding Barley to Any Meal

By Billie Lentz
Communications and Marketing Assistant
Northern Crops Institute

Saying that you’ll make changes to your diet and actually making those changes are two completely different things. Making adjustments and additions to what you cook can not only be challenging, but also daunting. However, adding barley to your diet doesn’t have to be this way! Try out barley in each of your daily meals with these recipes below!

Breakfast: Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Barley

Say goodbye to your usual oatmeal and give this new barley breakfast a try! Start your morning off on the right foot with the Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Barley that Holley Grainger created. Full of the delicious cinnamon and apple combination that you crave, with the heart healthy and fiber benefits you can’t pass up!

Lunch: Spicy Shrimp, Cauliflower, and Barley Stir Fry

Barley doesn’t need to be the central focus of your meal, it can be a delicious addition! Add a kick to your lunch with Spicy Shrimp, Cauliflower, and Barley Stir Fry. This stir fry is not only packed with a delicious mix of flavors, but is also healthy!

Dinner: Chicken Barley Soup

Make this hearty soup to warm up your evening. Packed with your classic soup favorites, Chicken Barley Soup adds the subtle adjustment of barley, leaving your dinner more filling and satisfying. The perfect meal for the remainder of these winter months!

Whether you’re looking to carry on with some homestyle classics, or add a complete twist to your menu, it’s simple to add barley to it!