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My go-to is a nice bowl of lentils and either tomato pilchards or sardines in olive oil

I don't think you can go wrong consuming mass quantities of tinned fish and cooked-up dried lentils, fresh in a bowl, seasoned with salt, pepper, hot sauce, paprika, and cayenne? It would be my everyday meal for the rest of my life. It's so simple and healthy and you can add whatever garnish you want. Vegetables, herbs, avocado, or just simply the two together.
My go-to is a nice bowl of lentils and either tomato pilchards or sardines in olive oil

Sardines and Lentils

After bragging about Starting A One Big-Ass Salad-A-Day (OBASAD) Diet For The Rest Of July, I bailed. I will start in a couple days. I needed to really rock some work so I was sandbagged at home and I indulged in my favorite "not a salad, street taco, burger, or burrito" meal: sardines and lentils. 

The recipe is simple:

  1. Choose one: brown lentils, green lentils, red lentils, yellow lentils, or black beluga lentils
  2. Three or four cups of water per measured cup of lentils
  3. Will result in around 2.5 cups of cooked lentils
  4. Put it on the stove, bring it to a boil, reduce to simmer, and wait 10-30 minutes, depending on the variety of lentils
  5. Choose sardines: I usually get Goya pilchards in tomato or spicy tomato sauce or a can of Seasons sardines in olive oil
  6. While the lentils cool, add straight-from-tin sardines to a bowl
  7. Optionally, add salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, and butter
  8. When cooked to your liking, drain and add to bowl
  9. Eat as much as you want. 
  10. Refrigerates like a champ
It makes me so happy! I can't tell you how good this is for you. You can either make it a One Big Add Bowl of Sardines and Lentils or you can eat from the bowl over the course of the week. Don't worry about eating too many sardines:
If you've been avoiding fish because you're concerned about mercury, you can eat sardines with no worries. Since sardines eat plankton, their mercury content is very low.

Enjoy! I know I do. Your tum tum and your regularity will thank you, too. I prefer lentils over beans because they can be whipped up in a pot of water on the range in only 10-30 minutes. I will also enjoy some split peas instead of lentils because split peas are so quick as well and I love British Mushy Peas and split peas remind me of it.

Plus, both lentils and sardines are on the list of the healthiest foods in the world!

Six healthiest foods in the world. lemons, avocado, broccoli, lentils, salmon, sardines.

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