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    Weight Watchers Barley With Butternut Squash, Apples and Onions

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    Total Time:

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    45 mins

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    Vraklis's Note:

    This recipe comes from the Weight Watchers website but I had to share it here because it's absolutely fabulous. The combination might seem a little strange but it was an instant hit with my family and is one of my favorite dishes. The garlic and thyme blend with the sweet and savory flavors to perfection--you will not believe your mouth! You can serve this with salmon or chicken or do like I do and make it your main course!

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4

    Yield:

    cups

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring 3 cups of water and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt to a boil in a medium saucepan; add barley. Cover saucepan and simmer barley until tender, about 30 to 35 minutes; drain.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add squash and cook, stirring often, until it's starting to soften--about five minutes. Add the onion and red pepper and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
    3. 3
      Stir in apple, garlic, thyme, black pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Cook, stirring, until apple is almost tender, about 2 minutes; stir in broth, scraping bottom of skillet with a wooden spoon to loosen any browned bits. Stir in cooked barley; toss over low heat to mix and coat. Remove from heat and serve. Yields about 1 cup per serving.
    4. 4
      *To make this vegetarian, use vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 16, 2012

      55

      I really liked this. I used a little less salt & it tasted great. I used C&W frozen squash - added it right after the onions & peppers started to soften.

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    • on November 16, 2011

      55

      I love this recipe. I made a couple of changes however. When I was sauteing the squash I added a chopped up apple chicken sausage. And at the last I added some dried cranberry. I know this changes the calories...but I didn't want it to be meatless...This combo was awesome !!

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    • on October 19, 2009

      55

      Yummy!!! I made this for dinner today and was absolutely amazed at the superb flavour combination! The butternut, apples, peppers, onion and garlic went so well together and made for a scrumptious and satisfying meal in combination with the barley. As I had pearl barley on hand, thats what I used (reducing the liquid accordingly). This was so easy and relatively quick to throw together and the end result tastes so good, that I will certainly make it often again! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this great recipe with us, Vraklis!

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    Nutritional Facts for Weight Watchers Barley With Butternut Squash, Apples and Onions

    Serving Size: 1 (222 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 191.5
     
    Calories from Fat 37
    19%
    Total Fat 4.2 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    3%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 522.1 mg
    21%
    Total Carbohydrate 36.8 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 7.7 g
    30%
    Sugars 8.9 g
    35%
    Protein 4.5 g
    9%

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