Get Your Grain On: 5 Healthy Dinners to Try Tonight

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Barley Salad with Chicken and Corn

1. In a medium pot of boiling salted water, cook 1 cup barley according to package instructions. Drain and let cool.

2. Meanwhile, preheat ... more 
Photo by: Everyday Food
Barley Salad with Chicken and Corn

1. In a medium pot of boiling salted water, cook 1 cup barley according to package instructions. Drain and let cool.

2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place 2 bunches scallions (cut into thirds crosswise, white ends halved) and 2 1/2 cups fresh corn on a rimmed baking sheet. Toss with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast until vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes, stirring halfway through.

3. In a large bowl, combine barley, roasted vegetables, 1 pint halved grape tomatoes, 1/4 cup fresh parsley, cooked shredded chicken breast, 1 tablespoon oil, and 1 tablespoon lime juice; season with salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, toss 5 ounces baby spinach with 1 tablespoon oil and 2 teaspoons lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Serve spinach with chicken-barley mixture.
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Mon, Apr 8, 2013 11:10 AM EDT
The buzz surrounding gluten-free lifestyles has us thinking about nontraditional grains. If you're looking for way to reinvigorate dinner, look past the pasta. There are a number of grains to choose from, like millet, barley, or corn to name a few. And while quinoa is technically a seed -- it's also known as a "pseudo cereal" -- it can be used in the same ways that your favorite grains are. Choose a dish from our recipe roundup and try an ingredient that you don't often use.



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