Eating healthy is not so easy. Especially when all you want to eat is pasta and chips.
My husband and I try to eat really well which is a challenge in our house because I don't eat meat and my husband doesn't eat carbs, tricky business.....
Tonight I tried a new dinner with barley and brussel sprouts.
I had never cooked barley before and was a little nervous about how it would taste.
Here are the ingredients:
1/3 cup toasted pecans
1 pound of brussel sprouts with olive oil and salt
1/4 cup fresh cranberries
1/3 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
(next time I wouldn't put that much)
1 cup of barley
This stuff was great because it is a little over $1 a box and cooks in 10 minutes!
1 tablespoon maple syrup and balsamic
I roasted the brussel sprouts for about 30 minutes on 350 before adding in the cranberries
Cooked barley. The texture of this grain is so yummy- kind of like oatmeal and risotto.
Once the brussel sprouts were mostly cooked I turned on the broiler and added in the cranberries.
This was the fun part- I sat on the floor with my puppies watching the cranberries broil and they were popping one by one! I kept making noises each time they would pop open, good thing no one else was around...
It was a very earthy and healthy meal that I will definitely make again.
For those of you that freak out at the sight of brussel sprouts I encourage you try them again.
They are my favorite veggie right now.