From personal experience it has been easy to eat healthy for an occasional meal but has been hard to eat that way consistently. For that reason I have created this blog to show people how to keep eating healthy.
Many people give up on eating healthy foods because they are busy and they feel it takes too much time and effort.
By knowing how to make healthy meals fast and with little effort, we are more likely to succeed.
Below is an 100% non-GMO Indian dish that anyone can put together for an easy weeknight meal or school lunch. Eat with or without the chicken! Both taste great!
Indian food has long been known to cure the common cold and flu. The spices used in traditional Indian dishes contain healing properties. Read more about the healing benefits of Indian food here. I love the way my body feels after eating an Indian meal when I am sick. The heat and spices really provide a calm and relaxing feeling.
Give it a try! This meal can be great for youth or kids to make as it is so easy and not too spicy.
- Lentils (I get my pre-packaged from Costco)
- Add 2 cups liquid to every cup of quinoa. I like to use organic chicken broth and water for the liquid. Chicken broth is full of great nutrition. I will use 1 cup of broth and 1 cup of water for every 1 cup of quinoa. But you can do all water or all chicken broth if you prefer.
- Bring liquid to a boil. Pour in quinoa. Cover and simmer on low heat for 15 minutes or until all the liquid is soaked up.
- Heat up the Lentils
- Pour lentils over the quinoa and season with spices. I like to use garam masala, cumin, nutmeg, chili powder, cayenne pepper and salt. It really brings out the Indian flavor. If you want it hotter just add more cayenne pepper.
- Grill the chicken. I get the organic chicken thighs from Costco. I like these as they are nice and juicy and don’t get dry.
- While chicken is grilling, season it with salt and drizzle with butter once it is done cooking.
- Cut chicken into pieces and add to the lentils and quinoa.
If interested in more suggestions, read this post about combining a few hispanic foods for an excellent lunch idea!