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Looking for a power meal? Fitness expert Laila Ali's flavor-packed black-eyed peas and sausage will do the trick every time.

Four-time undefeated boxing world champion and wellness expert Laila Ali is also a killer cook, and wants everyone to know it! Grab a copy of her cookbook, Food For Life, and get your body on a fitness and nutrition plan fit for the queen of the ring. Black-eyed peas and sausage make for a hearty, protein-packed dish in no time at all. 

In the South, black-eyed peas are traditionally served on New Year’s Day to bring good luck. Well, I feel fortunate any day that this high-protein side dish makes its way to my dinner table. It’s a cinch to make — if you’ve got frozen or canned beans in the house, you’re halfway there, and if you double it up, serve with a grain and a salad, you’ve got a full spread. Sometimes I’ll finish the dish with a poached egg or two: when the dish is done, crack the eggs on top, cover the pan, and poach until the whites are just set.

Reprinted with permission from Food For Life