For Indonesian, it is normal to consume rice as our staple food. And I read that it is a big no no to consume white carb when you are dieting. So I switched my diet to lotta grains, beans, fruits and vegetables. And here is one of my healthy diet, mixed beans soup.
200g of 15 beans for soup (store bought), soaked overnight
2 sausages (any kind, to your preference), cut
2 celery stalk, cut
1 clove onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 bay leaves
1 tsp of dried oregano
1/2 tsp of dried thyme
1 tsp of cayenne pepper powder
1 tomato, chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp of chicken broth powder
water (or you may use chicken broth instead and skip the powder)
Saute the chopped onion and garlic with olive oil until fragrant. Add water or chicken broth and continue to cook until boiling. Add the soaked beans and cook for an hour over medium low heat or until the beans tender. Add celery, bay leaves, dried oregano, thyme, cayenne pepper and chicken broth powder (if using it). Add salt and sugar to taste. At last add sausages and tomato, simmer for another 2minutes.
Caution: expect for more gassing when consuming this, as most beans produce flatulence.