"Let food be thy medicine" ~ Hippocrates

Lentils and rice make an almost ideal combination.
You may have heard about beans and rice being a complete protein food.
Well lentils are like beans but are much easier to cook.
Lentils are also known for being great brain food.
Another great brain food is Sardines.
Sometimes I add canned Sardines into the rice and mix it up. It's kinda mushy looking but it's healthy food!
Sardines with olive oil add the omega 3 oils that the brain needs. Plus extra protein and with the bones extra calcium.

One great appliance to get is the Black and Decker Flavor Scenter Steamer Plus cooker.

With that you can cook rice and then cook lentils. You can cook them both together if you want, which is what I do, just double the water.
The lentils soak up the water about 2 to 1. So for one cup of lentils, add 2 cups of water.
I put in bottled water as I don't want the junk in tap water to soak into my food.

You can boil the lentils for about 20 to 25 minutes also but I prefer to steam them in the rice cooker because the nutrients don't get lost in the boiling water.

Mix up the rice and lentils for a great cheap meal.
If you want to add more spice your imagination is the key to it.
Add spices, garlic, onions, olive oil, vinegar etc etc... whatever your taste buds want.

In my opinion it's one of the best cheap complete protein meals in the world and a lot healthier than the standard greasy hamburger and fries that cost more.

That's just a piece of the tip of the iceberg on healthy eating of course.
I found a great resource for more information with the Healthy Urban Kitchen book.

For a more complete breakdown about healthy eating and losing weight click here

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