Adventures of Eating with dReJ: healthy, cheap, delicious

Alright – I’m eating this meal currently for lunch, so I had to share since it is SUPER delicious!

Here’s the quick link for all those who just CANNOT wait: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/barley_hoppin_john.html

Healthy and SUPER yummy

Eatingwell.com continues to be a favorite place for us to find healthy recipes. I have to admit that if i were to look at the ingredient list for this Barley Hoppin’ John recipe I might not be hoppin’ for joy. I mean – barley, black eyed peas? But i will be the first to admit that this is WAY tastier than I thought it would be. It comes in at 320 calories and we added some lean smoked sausage to ours so we’ll have to tack on a few more calories, but it’s definitely worth it.  We left out the celery because we didn’t want to buy a bunch of celery and only use one stalk of it, and honestly I’m not a huge celery fan, anyway – so it worked out.

This meal can be ready in about 30 minutes, and has a great flavor. I added some Texas Pete Hot Sauce for some extra kick. A huge thumbs up for this SUPER healthy meal. And this was a great re-heat at work meal, I popped it in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirred and it was ready to be enjoyed!

I’m definitely putting Barley back on my “like” list. You should, too!!

 

 

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Comments on: "Time to rethink Barley?" (1)

  1. you can buy celery in smaller packs and add it to a lot of dishes where you won’t even know it is in there but adds a little different taste…just so you know. And a celery stalk with some peanut butter and raisins will bring the kid in you back out as well give you a healthy protein packed snack if you get a little craving throughout the day :).

    This coming from a celery fan! 🙂

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