- If using fatty meat, cook the casserole and then refrigerate overnight. You can then remove the fat easily from the top of the dish and reheat the casserole before serving.
- Pearl barley is high in soluble fibre – the fibre that helps control blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
- With a low glycaemic index, pearl barley is also a good alternative to other starchy carbohydrate foods.
- Freezing instructions: Suitable for freezing once cooked. Defrost thoroughly to serve or reheat until piping hot throughout.
We use these symbols throughout our recipes to make it easier to choose recipes to suit you. However, this information should not replace specific advice from your healthcare professional.
Nutritional information explained
The carb values of these meals relate to the total amount of carbs from all ingredients. If you are carb counting, you may not need to include them all in calculating your insulin dose. Speak to your healthcare team if you're unsure.
Traffic light symbols / colours
- Red = high
- Amber = medium
- Green = low
Traffic lights for these recipes are determined by the whole portion size. Comparison of the traffic lights for different recipes should be based on 100g of each portion.