Veggie and Barley Stir fry with Balsamic and Honey sauce

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Maybe I speak for all of us when I say…I know I’m going to be indulging when it comes to food over the next week with Thanksgiving coming up. SO I needed some veggies, and a lot of them, in my life. I created this from what I had in my fridge (literally), so feel free to use whatever veggies you want. I also was super impressed with the simplicity and deliciousness of this sauce…YUM! Here’s what you’ll need:

¼ cup of barley
2 cups of broccoli
2 cups of Brussels sprouts
1 cup of chopped up asparagus
salt
pepper
1 tablespoon of honey
3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

In a pot, boil the broccoli and Brussels sprouts. I added the water in with the veggies and put on high. When it started to boil I let I sit for about 10-15 minutes.
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Drain the veggies when done and sprinkle some salt and pepper on top.

Spray a large pan with non-stick spray and put in the chopped up asparagus. Make the barley now as instructed.
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Add in the Brussels sprouts and broccoli to the pan with asparagus. Put on medium heat and stir every 2-3 minutes or so.
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In a small dish, combine the honey and balsamic. Stir a lot until the honey sort of melts into the balsamic.
When the barley is done, pour the honey mixture over the vegetables. Stir a couple of times then add in the barley.
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Turn off heat and stir a little bit then let it sit for about 5 minutes.
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Then serve! I sprinkled a little bit of cheese on top. This recipe makes about 2 portions AND this is under 200 CALORIES!!! Sooooo healthy, delicious, and amazing. The glaze is honestly really good. I’m going to use this glaze with chicken later this week. I feel so full and not drowsy at all- oh the magic of healthy eating.

Enjoy!

-Ena

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