Betty says there are only 168 calories per serving. She made it with beef but mentioned it is also good with chicken.
Beef & Barley Soup About 8 servings
12 oz. beef stew meat
4 (14.5 oz.) cans beef broth (Betty used half chicken & half beef)
1 (14.5 oz.) canned diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup diced onion
1 cup potato, cut in small pieces
1 cup frozen peas & carrots
½ cup chopped celery
⅔ cup regular (pearl) barley
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon basil, crushed
¼ teaspoon pepper
Cut meat into 1-inch pieces, add rest of ingredients to a slow cooker. Cook 5 to 6 hours on high.