Posted by: dinainsuburbia | March 28, 2015

Quick Awesome Meal for After Work or Lazy Nights

So I’ll admit it- some nights eating clean is annoying. The chopping of the vegetables, the figuring out of the health starch.. you get where I’m going with this. Sometimes, you just want something fast. Hence fast-food. So, this is more of a methodology than a recipe. I’m going to post a few suggestions- all of which would be good. The absolute LIFE SAVER here is the frozen brown rice you can get a Trader Joe’s. It’s amazing! Three minutes in the microwave and it is ready to go. And best yet- no preservatives or nastiness!

INGREDIENTS (serves 2)

  • 1 package chicken sausage, sliced (I like Trader Joe’s brand cause it’s pre-cooked- so all you need to do is brown it up a little. But if you want to use uncooked, that’s fine too- it will just take a little longer)
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Assorted Fresh Vegetables (I like red & green sliced bell peppers and a bag of pre-washed, pre-chopped Kale)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can Amy’s Organic Black Bean Soup or Goya’s Low Sodium Black Bean Soup
  • 2 Cups Brown Rice (or 1 packet Trader Joe’s Frozen Brown Rice)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cuminfood
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons of chopped Almond cheese
  • hot sauce if desired


In a large skillet, heat Olive Oil over medium heat. Add in sliced chicken sausage. Once about half-way browned, then add to the same pan the onions and sliced vegetables. If using a hearty green like Kale, add it right away. If using spinach, add at the very end of cooking. Season with salt, pepper and cumin and allow to cook until vegetables and softened and caramelized, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare your brown rice to package directions, heat up your black beans either on the stove top or microwave, and in a smaller skillet make two over-easy eggs making sure the yolk stays runny (you don’t want it cooked through).

To assemble the dish, layer the brown rice at the bottom of the plate. Then add a tablespoon of almond cheese and top with a scoop of black bean soup. Place the sausage-vegetable mixture on top of the soup and top that with your over-easy egg! Top with hot sauce if desired.

This is easy- and you can play around with it- change up the beans (use a kidney bean soup) or change up the vegetables. Top with some fresh, sliced avocado too- why not! Again, this really is more of a method than anything. And it’s super easy and approachable especially for after work 🙂

Let me know what tweaks you make!



  1. mmm looks so good! i’m a fitness blogger on here too! love this! 🙂 x

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