Lentils are wonderful to eat and delightfully cost effective.
I usually find a one pound bag of lentils cost less then a dollar. They are also very shelf stable and are therefore a great thing to stock up on! They do not require soaking so they are time savers too. Do sort and rinse well. Follow the package directions so they are generally al dente. However, I like to cook mine longer then the package indicates ~ they get a bit softer that way. I do not know about production or transport, etc of Lentils. We have had no reactions to them - but you should always consider a new item carefully. Perhaps discuss Lentils with your allergist or Celiac specialist.
I like the Italian Lentil Soup recipe we came up with here. Please let me know how you like this!