Combine all the ingredients in soup pot or slow cooker. Cook over low heat in the slow cooker for 6 hours or simmer on the stove for 1 hour, or until the carrots are tender and the barley is soft.
1/6 recipe - 181 calories, 1 lean meat, 1 bread, 2 vegetable exchanges 30 grams carbohydrate, 11 grams protein, 2 grams fat, 44 mg sodium, 320 mg potassium, 18 mg cholesterol.
Source: Am. Diabetes Assoc. Holiday Cookbook by Betty Wedman 1986 Shared but not tested by Elizabeth Rodier, Nov. 93
Long-grain rice has slightly less carbohydrates and calories per cup than barley if you wish to substitute.