Recipe of the Week

Lentil Barley Stew

soup mugsA bowl of this stew satisfies hunger and helps stabilize blood sugar levels.  It is also high in protein and water soluble fiber. 

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 2 carrots, scrubbed and cut into large chunks
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or chopped fine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a large heavy stew pot.

Cover and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours over low heat, stirring occasionally.

Adjust seasonings to suit your taste.

Makes 4 servings
Per serving:

  • 270 calories
  • 50 g carbohydrate
  • 20 g fiber
  • 0 g fat
  • 16 g protein

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