Healthy turkey sausage and shrimp jambalaya

Hi friends! How’s the day going so far? So happy you liked the playlist! Lots of good stuff on there. 🙂 New post up on the Family page if you’d like to check it out. 

It was a lovely day for barre,

Barre o clock

(when your socks are kind of crooked but fixing them = bending over. haha) 

a green juice from the Mad Beet

Public lemny

(Public Lemony, which had lemon, apple, ginger, spinach, celery and cucumber)

Mad beet

and a much-needed trip to the chiropractor. My hips are feeling amaaaazing right now. (<—reminds me of this)

Before my appointment, I wandered into this cute shop in PB. I could have spent hours in there and can’t wait to go back! It was filled to the brim with decor, jewelry, clothing, art and beachy trinkets. I’ll definitely be back in there wandering around. (I wish I could remember the name of it but it was on Garnet just a few shops down from Mad Beet. Something warehouse.)

Pb shop

Today I have an AWESOME recipe to share with you! Like I mentioned before, I’m making a conscious effort to cook more at home, especially since my appetite has been off. I’ve found that simple throw-together type recipes seem to work well, and some of the results have been surprising. I thought a turkey and shrimp jambalaya would be a good dinner option, and it turned out way better than I expected. Liv absolutely loved it, too, so I’ll call it a dinner win. 

Healthy Turkey and Shrimp Jambalaya

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a whirl.

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Healthy turkey and shrimp jambalaya

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A savory and protein-packed dinner option, which is a breeze to cool together in one pan.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 12 oz turkey sausage, chopped
  • 10.5 oz cooked brown rice (I used the 60-second pack from Trader Joe’s)
  • 8 oz uncooked shrimp (defrosted if needed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. 1. In a large skillet, heat some olive oil to medium heat and add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, tomatoes and turkey sausage. Season well with salt and pepper. Stir often and cook until the turkey sausage is browned, about 7 minutes.
  2. 2. Stir in the rice and mix well.
  3. 3. Next, add the shrimp and seasonings. Cook the shrimp for 1-2 minutes per side until opaque.
  4. 4. Add salt and pepper as needed.


  • We enjoyed ours with a side of red beans and a fresh green salad!

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PS. Does jambalaya make anyone else think of Mrs. Doubtfire? 😉






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  1. Tabatha on August 4, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    So excited to try this for dinner later this week – I love a good jambalaya! And yes, it does make me think of Mrs. Doubtfire

  2. Brittany Coppelli on August 4, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    This recipe looks awesome, might try this next week for the family. BTW, the shop on garnet is called Pangea Outpost 🙂 love that store!

  3. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on August 4, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Haha! I was thinking Mrs Doubtfire this morning when you mentioned it. P.S. that 60 second brown rice from TJ’s is the bomb.

  4. masala girl on August 4, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    i’m sorry to be that one to point it out, but it’s kinda funny 😀
    in your recipe… “a breeze to cool together..” it’s like we’re on the beach! 🙂 well wait, you may be haha but i am in ohio…

  5. on August 5, 2015 at 4:03 am

    Looks so good! I love jambalaya!

  6. Christine on August 5, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Just curious – how do you make your red beans? I would love to use beans as a side more often, plus anything I can make that I can also feed to my 8 month old is a win!

  7. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood on August 5, 2015 at 6:57 am

    We are DEFINITELY a jambalayt, so we usually make a family in this house. My husband likes all things spicy, which I don’t, so we usually make it not super spicy and he adds a ton of Tabasco.

  8. Sara @ Oats and Rows on August 5, 2015 at 6:59 am

    This recipe seems so easy and delicious! I can’t wait to try it. And I looove stores like that…ones with all sorts of goodies and trinkets. I could be in there for hours!

  9. Sagan on August 5, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Mmmm this looks so tasty!

    And those socks = adorable. Are they barre socks? (It’s normal to want to do different types of workouts because of the cute clothes associated with those workouts, right? :))

  10. Cassie on August 5, 2015 at 7:29 am

    I love jambayla, but I recently gave up meat. I doubt there’s any vegan/vegetarian alternative that would do it justice.

    • Kara on August 5, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      I use “good life” (i think) meat-free sausages that would be good in this. They’re non-gmo and delish!

      • Fitnessista on August 5, 2015 at 12:19 pm

        awesome! doesn’t field roast make some good veggie sausages, too?

  11. kristin | W [H] A T C H on August 5, 2015 at 7:56 am

    i just went to the chiropractor too and i feel oh so good.

  12. Erica@Erica Mesirov Food Coach on August 5, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Thank you for this great recipe share. It looks really tasty while being healthy at the same time. I love when people do healthy makeovers of normally fattening food.

  13. Britt@MyOwnBalance on August 5, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Your bump at the barre is so cute! I hope you are feeling great. Recipe looks amazing!

  14. Stephanie on August 5, 2015 at 11:32 am

    It’s called Pangaea Outpost. There used to be a very similar and way better (with more art and less cheesy stuff) next to the Starbucks in Newport in OB, but it closed a couple years ago. They are great places for gifts!

    • Fitnessista on August 5, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      thank you for letting me know! bummer that the one in OB closed. i liked looking at all of the knick knacks 🙂

  15. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on August 5, 2015 at 11:33 am

    That juice sounds delicious!!

  16. Lisa on August 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Just made this tonight and it was great! Subbed zuchinni and mushrooms for the peppers and they worked well. Thanks for sharing!

    • Fitnessista on August 10, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      so happy you enjoyed it!!

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