LA road trip – Destiny Christian Center Health Fair

so i got a chance to do my first live cooking demo this past weekend at a health fair held at the Destiny Christian Center in LaPlace, Louisiana :shock: :)

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 the day before though, Chiso and i had the pleasure of meeting a fit foodie le supporter in HEB while i was picking up a few last-minute things for our road trip.  i so thought i was being reprimanded for going back to the grape sample bowl too many times, but nope, it was Tiara, a fit mom of two doing some shopping with her mom and just introducing herself!  she asked about getting started with grocery shopping and well, i will cover ALL that and more in my (hopefully) next post. nice meeting you lady.

k, back to the trip.

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we hit the road at 3 somethin’ AM, homemade egg white & bacon bowls to-go (2 slices sara lee 45 cals & delightful bread for me, 1 whole wheat tortilla for him) in tow.

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oh what fuuuuuun it is to ride with my hub-by to LA. HEY!

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by the grace of God we made it right on time,

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and started setting up immediately.  i made the Mo-Rockin’ Chicken and Cold Cucumber & Tomato salad w/ Dill from my ebook, and also whipped up some of my oatmeal banana pancakes.

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i spoke to the attendees about healthier ingredients (swaps) when cooking at home, shared a starter grocery list, grocery shopping tips, and concluded with a little Q & A.

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then i added Sonny to the presentation so he could give everyone the run down on our personalized health and fitness company, 6 Pack USA!

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Food Network ain’t ready for me!!!!!! i ain’t read for them either though :lol: . those cooking show hosts make it look CRAZY easy. cooking & talking (and making sense) in front of people or a camera is no easy task, but it will just take practice, practice, and  mo’ practice for me.

grateful for this fun learning experience. friends and family keep asking me if i was nervous up there- heck yeah.  however,

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my line sister Santrice so kindly had my e-book printed and binded in color just for my trip and i thank her SINCERELY!!!! i brought them with me to be auctioned off during the raffles at the health fair, and here i am with Kimber, a sweet, helpful woman who gave me SO much great feedback on how to improve and grow after my presentation.  she blessed me greatly and whaddaya know, her name was pulled to win my e-book!

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i’d like to give BIG thanks to my girl Dami for hooking me up with the ladies over the Destiny Christian Center Health Fair, Kassidy and Brittany, in the first place! they both did a fantastic job of catering to the vendors and putting on a successful community event.

thanks for reading!

 to contact me about speaking at your health and wellness event, email me! le@fitfoodiele.com

for 6 Pack USA inquiries, email me at: leah.egwuatu@6packusa.com

le

sweet potato pie + Light of Hope Festival

i know Thanksgiving is headed our way, but not that kinda pie yet! we had guilt-free, sweet potato crust pizza for dinner last night from my ebook.

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i usually make 3 mini pizzas, but i did a large one for the very first time.

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our toppings included: fire roasted all natural pizza sauce, fresh spinach, sliced roma tomatoes, fat-free feta, shredded mozzarella almond cheese,  golden & orange bell peppers, and italian seasoned extra lean ground chicken.

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Chiso actually ate a small piece after taking off all the toppings, so i made him a small pie with cheese only. the ‘what will Chiso eat today?’ saga continues. :shock:

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calorie count for 1 piece of crust (1 large pizza cut into 8 slices): 67 cals, 0g fat, 14g carbs,  2g sugar,  2g fiber, 3g protein!

20131105_181456_1ready to make some pizza? click here to get your copy of Fit Foodie Lean along with almost 50 other healthy recipes.

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this past weekend i was invited to be apart of the Light of Hope Festival as a community partner! it was an extremely beneficial event that provided free health and educational information for the surrounding communities designed to increase family skills.  i was honored to participate.

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thank you to Chrystal Rivers for allowing me to share health and fitness tips with the participants and mingle / network with the other community partners!

the attendees even got down and did my rendition of The Wobble with me- the Fit Wobble! fun, fun ;)

le

Fit Foodie Lean 7 buck sale!

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my first mini Fit Foodie Lean tasting party calls for my very first ebook sale!  huh? tasting party? i know, right?! suuuuper excited about that. baby steps, baby steps.

the process for me to get this ebook out there was anything BUT smooth but your positive, encouraging, feedback reminds me again and again how worth it the struggle was.

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your Instagram posts! your comments!

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your tweets! your emails!

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YOUR SUPPORT!

they have all fueled this little passion of mine and i am just gonna keep going, one foot in front of the other.

i thank you. with my whole heart, i thank you.

i don’t even know what i’m making for the tasting party yet and it’s this weekend!!!!!!!  ready to get my Rachael Ray ON though!

take advantage of this ebook sale- it ends Friday night  (Sept. 27th, 2013) at 11:59pm. click here, or click up top on the Fit Foodie Lean Ebook tab!  as always, tag me on IG: #fitfoodiele @fitfoodiele #fitclean2013

happy HUMP DAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

le

game changers

anybody else used to buy those tiny wheatgrass shots from Jamba juice?  i did it more than a handful of times.  seeing this wheatgrass powder at Sprouts Farmers Market reminded me of my frivolous spending days.

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i cracked the bag open for the first time yesterday and made some  maple wheatgrass pancakes with it!  turned out good enough to share. so i will.
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maple wheatgrass pancakes:

the stuff: 🍩

  • 1/2 cup oat bran 🍩
  • 2-3 heaping tbsp wheat grass powder 🍩
  • 1 tsp maple extract 🍩
  • 1 tsp vanilla 🍩
  • 2 egg whites 🍩
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder 🍩
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or more if batter is too thick)
  • 1-2 packets stevia 🍩
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce

do this:

combine real good and cook up like cakes in your no-stick cooking spray coated, medium heated skillet!  3-4 minutes each side.  top however you like – i chose pecan pieces and Walden Farms zero calorie pancake syrup.

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stats:

197 cals, 4g fat, 160mg sodium, 39g carbs, 8g fiber, 5g sugar, 16g protein. 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

i took a FULL rest day yesterday and did some grocery shopping .  Walmart was planned.  Whole Foods was not.

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after sacking 43 lbs of sweet potatoes in Wally World, my eyes caught ahold of a big end cap of these One Step French Fry Cutters.  *jaw drops*  and then i saw the price directly below them: $9.88.  *jaw drops lower*.  i threw the cutter as well as all the skepticism ‘as seen on tv’ products come with in my buggy and kept truckin’.

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i’d say it worked pretty well, wouldn’t you!? great investment.  i like to chop my veggies by hand, but you can use this thing to chop up a bunch of other stuff too (garlic, shallots, etc).  here’s an IMPORTANT TIP though: nuke your potatoes for 1.5 minutes or so (really depending on size) AND cut them in half so it will fit in the gadget (think hamburger style, not hot dog).  and be super careful not to  over cook them! it will create a huge mess.  don’t ask me how i know. ugh.

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i tried it out on my Spicy Smoky Sweet Potato fries from my ebook!

so about Whole Foods… it never fails. i always come out with extra stuff and a biggER bill. i went to get some Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour which i could not even find (nor could the store associate) so i got some from the bulk bins. and on the way out i found these two gems:

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vegan, gluten-free, organic Sprinklez by Let’s Do Organic (cause they DO exist apparently), and vegan (dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free) Chocolate Chip cookie dough by Eat Pastry.  why did i even bring this up in my house :shock:

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 i entered a crazy fluffernutter (marshmallow fluff) challenge on IG last night at the last-minute using what i had and made a big fluffernutter pazookie pie!

image (10)since the dough is egg-free i’m definitely eating the rest raw.  go get somma that DOUGH.

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i’ll leave you with just one of the many delectable all natural, gluten-free eats and treats from FITzee Foods- their low calorie Tex Mex Chicken Salad.  my orders are en route as i type and i cannot WAIT to gobble them up and do more product reviews for you guys!!!! ok back to my cookie dough.

le

jam. oooooh jam

man the weekend went by freakishly fast! yesterday morning i missed my saturday morning workout for the second straight saturday, uuuuugh. but with good reason!  i attended my first AKA chapter retreat with my Sorors and had a seriously fun time.

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posing with Soror Peach on the left, and Crystal on the right.

i enjoyed fellowshipping with these women, learning more about them, and more about myself.

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fun, memorable times were had,

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and plenty of cake was eaten :) .

i found myself looking back on some of my older posts recently and they were so dang long i lost interest myself :shock: . so i’m gonna try somethin’ a little different in an effort to get more posts out during the week. cool? cool.

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i have so many dang recipes on Instagram (fitfoodiele)  i need to add to the fit recipes section it’s not even funny.  so here’s  the homemade strawberry chia jam by request and as promised!

homemade strawberry chia jam

the stuff:

  • 1 cup diced strawberries
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 packets stevia

do this:

add your chopped strawberries to a small sauce pan on medium heat; add stevia and mash together with your fork.  as SOON as it starts to simmer, turn the heat off and add the chia seeds; incorporate real good.  you can also do this in the microwave.  just nuke the strawberries for 30 seconds, stir in the stevia,  nuke for 30 more seconds, take out, and add the chia seeds and mash it all up with a fork.  if you have an emulsion blender, use it!  if not, do i like i did and throw it all in your bullet, food processor, or blender and give it a few quick whirls until smooth.  put it in the fridge so the chia seeds can do their thing and thicken.

for 2 tbsp:

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here’s another healthy breakfast option from my first ebook, Fit Foodie Lean- pineapple upside down pancakes!  just one of almost 50 healthy, cleaner, leaner recipes for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, and dessert.  if you’d like a copy for 9.99, click on the book cover over there on the right side of this page and it’s yours!  thank you for the FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC support i have received thus far!!! i just can’t stop saying thank you.

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oooooh my life would be OVER and yours just might be too.  as we go into another week, make it a point to LAUGH MORE!  happy monday eve you guys!

Q. what is one product you’d rather make at home than pay for? 

le

let’s try this again, shall we!?

and just like that….my prayers for the last 2 months have been answered.  to God  be ALL the glory.

buy FIT FOODIE LEAN right here, right NOW.

if you don’t have a Paypal account, no big deal! you can log on in as a guest.

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as promised, it includes:

full page color foodie photos

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almost 50 healthy, lean, clean, delish recipes

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breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert & snack options

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gluten-free, dairy-free, low-fat, low-carb, low-sugar, low-calorie, vegetarian, vegan options

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macro & micro-nutrients included (calories, fat, sodium, carbs, fiber, protein)

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specialty grocery list for my favorite items used in the book

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made with tons of LOVE!

to buy Fit Foodie Lean, click meeeeee!

or click the Fit foodie Lean cover in the right sidebar up there OR the cover pic in this very post. they’ll all get you to the right place.

i just want to thank each and every single one of you fit foodies for being so patient with me and the never ending battle to publish Fit Foodie Lean.  i can finally say IT IS COMPLETELY FINISHED without a shadow of a doubt.  enjoy this ebook and have fun making and devouring these recipes with your family!

*jumping up and down*

NOTE: if you’ve purchased Fit Foodie Lean already via amazon, EMAIL YOUR NAME AND CONTACT INFO TO LE@FITFOODIELE.COM RIGHT THIS INSTANT!!! please and thank you :)

for now, ummm it’s super late and i have to teach in the morning, eeeeek!!!! GOODNIGHT!

le