This week, I am on vacation with my family in Vermont. I can’t wait to tell you all about everything we do, and mainly about what we eat (I am predicting lots of Ben & Jerry’s). If you want to keep up with my tasty travels in real time, keep an eye on Instagram and Facebook. But while I am away, I am leaving you in the hands of a few lovely ladies who all have different and delicious recipes to share with you.
Today’s guest blogger is Lauren Kelly. What I love about Lauren is that, as a Certified Nutritionist, she is definitely focused on eating well and helping others to eat healthy, real food, and her recipes reflect that. And she lives an active lifestyle, and encourages her friends and fans to do the same. But she is also real, and realistic about the fact that it is nearly impossible to have a “perfect” diet and exercise routine. She’ll tell you when she indulges in a cocktail or a glass of wine, eats a little too much, or needs a day off from working out, which makes you feel better when you fall off the wagon – or when life just happens – and helps get you back on track. Her water and workout challenge earlier this month on Facebook helped kick me out of a bit of a rut. Oh, and even better – she lives in New Jersey, like me!!
- ⅓ cup couscous (I used whole wheat)
- 1 package turkey sausage
- 2 cups of organic baby spinach
- ½ pint organic cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1 organic yellow pepper, cut in 1 inch cubes
- ¼ cup vegetable broth
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- ¼ tsp grapeseed oil
- ½ tsp sea salt
- pepper to taste
- ½ tsp oregano
- fresh basil, torn (use as much depending on your taste)