I’m not a big lunch person. Mostly I blame the fact that I don’t really know what to eat for lunch, so I stick to yogurt or leftovers most days. But a while ago I saw this post on Design Love Fest and was instantly inspired (and excited). That looks healthy! I thought. I can do that! So I did, and I changed it around, and I’ve eaten it about four times already – and it takes a little less than 15 minutes to make. It’s simple, fresh food at its finest.

For rice, I used a Minute Ready to Serve brown rice cup which is the perfect serving size (I have them stockpiled in my pantry). You microwave it for a minute and it’s perfect. I don’t even want to know why that works. I fill half of a giant bowl with rice (leftovers of any kind of rice would work well here), the other half with mixed salad greens, and throw about a third of a can of black beans on top (the other 2/3 means you can have this for lunch two more times!). Then I drizzle it with olive oil, throw on some sea salt, garlic powder (about 1/2 teaspoon), red pepper flakes, and chopped green onions, just because I had them on hand. Then top it with a poached egg (just gently plop an egg in a shallow pan of boiling water, then push it around for about 5 minutes – voilà! A perfectly poached egg) and enjoy!

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Doesn’t that look like a party in a bowl?!

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