I get asked a lot about my lunch options and I usually stumble a bit because I don’t believe in eating salads every day. A general assumption about being healthy is that the person must be on salads only but that is not true with me. I eat a whole variety of food to keep my body flexible and at the same time I make healthy options most of time unless it’s a cheat day for me.
There is no denying that I eat salads regularly to add fiber and roughage into my diet but I eat cooked wholesome grains now and then and Barley is my latest addiction. Barley is incredibly versatile. This low fat and high fiber grain can be used in soups and salads but my new favorite is Barley Black Beans Cottage Cheese Medley. A perfect combination of whole grains, protein, calcium, fiber, antioxidant and lots of flavors. 🙂 . Yum!!
I randomly toss some ingredients in the pan and bring out a fusion flavor in my recipes and this time I decided to go with one pan medley recipe for my lunch. Along with Barley I incorporated black beans as another major ingredient for the protein factor, sweet peppers for some vitamin C boost, cottage cheese for calcium, mushrooms for vitamin D, flavored with ginger garlic paste, thyme, onions, used tomatoes for the base and spiced it up with dry red chilies. Garnished with fresh chives and served myself a hearty and super healthy lunch.
I was satisfied and full till dinner with bursting energy. 🙂