Tip: You can substitute quick-cooking barley for the pearled barley. Simply reduce the cooking time to 10 to 12 minutes.
If using wooden skewers, soak in water 30 minutes.
Variation: To broil chicken skewers, place them on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat 10 to 12 minutes, turning once. Or to cook on top of the stove, heat a grill pan over medium. Place skewers in pan and cook 10 to 12 minutes, turning once.
3 1/2 lean protein, 2 vegetables, 1 1/2 starch, 1 fat