i've made lentil soup with lots of veggies, chicken curry with lentils, and hummus. my guy doesn't like the lentils or hummus. so if i could find a way to make it that would appeal to him, it would be easier. then when i want lentils or beans, he's not a big fan of those either, i can just make 1 meal for the whole family.
I've made different versions of black bean and sausage soup. he's not a big fan, but he'll eat it. same for minestrone.
he doesn't need to lose weight, he could actually gain a few, but we're trying to eat healthier. so he's willing to try new things sometimes. lentils just seem to just not have enough flavor for him. he likes spicy, stuff that's grilled, meat. stererotypical guy food.
today i made lentils that taste like BBQ beans, but healthier.
boiled lentils in water with a block of curry seasoning. (on the stove)
then i added cumin, BBQ sauce, and hot sauce. it was really good to me. i sent it with him to work. i'll see if it comes back untouched.