When you are going down the dried bean isle, do you see tiny, little bitty brown things that look like tiny rocks? Well those are lentils! Lentils can come in brown, green, and red, but you mostly see brown lentil at the grocery store. If you are not much of a meat eater, good news lentils are a good alternative to meat; it is a good source of iron and protein. Lentils are also high in fiber, low in fat and a good source of folate.
One good thing about cooking lentils is that lentils require no pre-soaking and it does not take all day to cook. All you have to do is rinse the lentils, add 1 1/2 cup water or broth to every 1 cup lentils, add your favorite seasonings, bring to boil after 2 minutes reduce heat and cook for 45 minutes or time on package instructions.