Fit Foodie Lean 7 buck sale!


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.


your Instagram posts! your comments!


your tweets! your emails!



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



these crisps were made for snacking


once i hear or read about a product (usually food) multiple times, i must see what all the hype is about for myself!  this was one of those items- Mrs. Dash no-salt fiesta lime seasoning.  i knew it would be the bomb on some seafood, but....20130208_150009

go ahead and add fruit to that list.  where did i get that tip? the back of the bottle!  paired with strawberries, it makes for a sweet, citrusy snack with a kick of lime spiciness.  you've  gotta try it on mango and pineapple too!

i heart sweet potatoes. i can smash an entire package of any kind of crackers in one sitting (especially gold fish), and you already know how i feel about my beloved cheese.


i wanted something different from my nightly roasted sweet potato!  i bought a wedge of fresh parmesan cheese from HEB just for this, and you can get some at any local grocery store.


so when you put those 3 things together, you have one healthy, low-calorie sweet & savory snack cracker chip thing.


baked, not already know.


baked cheesy sweet potato crisps

the stuff:

2 large raw uncooked sweet potato, shredded

1/2 cup egg whites

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup chopped green onion

fresh cracked pepper

1 tbsp liquid aminos

1 tsp fresh rosemary (optional)

do this:

preheat your oven to 425, and spray a baking sheet with no-stick cooking spray.  shred/grate your sweet potatoes either by hand or by food processor and squeeze all the moisture out.  don't skip that step! also, chop up your green onion.  add this to a mixing bowl and pour in your egg whites, grated parmesan cheese, aminos, and pepper and minced rosemary (any other fresh herb will do). mix! make tablespoon sized mounds all over your baking pan (make sure they aren't touching) until there is no more left.  press down slightly but do not flatten and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the edges are browned, not black :lol:


serving size = i made approx. 20, but it depends on your scoop size.

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adapted from here!  and yeah, i left them in for a little too long but i'm a gigantic fan of burnt cheese so it was ALL good.  had i had some greek yogurt at the time, i would have tried the smokey yogurt dip to go along with it.  i mashed up a ripe avocado and sprinkled some salt-free Mrs. Dash fiesta lime seasoning on top and that worked for me! if you have the ingredients though, go for it: 

Smokey Yogurt Dip (via How Sweet It Is)

1 cup plain greek yogurt

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon cumin

i seriously only check our mailbox for my mags, that's IT.   20130208_185024

was this issue not perfect timing!?


i paid Christine, my posing coach, a visit earlier this week to show some love by purchasing one of these cute, sexy, 'Pose4You' racerback tops of hers!  i'm so proud to be one of her clients!

what is your favorite food and/or fitness mag? 

copy cat kale

i keep telling myself that all my posts don't have to be super long and drawn out every single time.  so, here's a little practice. hope you guys are having a wonderful hump day and week so far.

i enjoy looking up the recipes to some of my fav dishes.  1) to see just what goes into it and how many calories i'm taking in, and 2) to see if i can duplicate it and make it lighter/leaner.  1 bunch of kale is just 92 cents at the store right now- and people say healthy food isn't cheap!  hello! this bunch of kale lasts me about 3 days..  makes for a really huge bowl of salad.

this particular kale salad is like 4.99 a lb. at central market. i'd rather pay 92 cents. plus, they pretty much drown the kale in the dressing! way too much.

Orange Sesame Kale Salad

the stuff:

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp LIquid Aminos or low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp toasted almonds
  • 1/4 cup roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • crystalized ginger (optional)

do this:

wash your kale.just like any other fruit/veggie you bring home. wash it good.

then, tear it up.  i actually included some of the stems cause i like the taste and crunch.  it's not bitter like most stems either. dry the leaves as best you can- i don't have a salad spinner so i just blotted them with paper towels.

whisk the liquids together,

then set it aside.

chop up the crystalized ginger into small pieces. i like ginger, but i don't like biting into a huge chunk of it!  reminds of when i was preggo and trying to tame my nausea, ugh.  anyway, throw everything on top of the kale.

finally, add the dressing and toss.

HEB's recipe called for 2 tbsp of sugar, but i didn't use any. the orange juice provided enough sweetness.  kale is heartier and more filling than lettuce. have some.

*update*: you can throw the contents of this entire bowl in a heated wok and cook it for 3-5 minutes for even MORE flavor!!! try it both ways.

aaand we're done here. enjoy.