Easy Lunch: Sausage & Kale


Now that I have finished graduate school and rejoined the working world, I shared the challenge that many working professionals share which is a lack of time but a desire to eat well. As I adjust to my new schedule, I find myself exhausted and definitely in need of healthy food on a budget.

This yummy meal required minimal prep and cooking, but was filling and healthy. If you aren’t a vegetarian, feel free to use real sausage. Some nonvegetarians still use Tofurkey sausage from time to time because of the low fat.

I used organic frozen Jasmine rice from Trader Joe’s, but you can use any variety. For rice:
*dash of sea salt
*1/4 tsp smoked paprika
* 1/8 cup petite green peas
* 1/8 cup white corn

For stir fry:
* 1 cup fresh kale (rough chopped)
* salt free seasoning
* pinch if sea salt
* 1/2 cup chopped sausage
* 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
* pan oil spray

Heat pan on medium high. Sautée sausage until browned. Add kale and bell peppers for only one minute. This is important when making a lunch in advance. Upon microwaving, the vegetables will otherwise be receiving too much heat.