Sanctity of Life: The Recipe for Aging Gracefully

My goal in life is to meet and spend quality time with as many beautiful souls as possible such as 80-year family friend George Maggot from St. Helena Island off the coast of West Africa. In London he invited me over for a home cooked veggie lunch that he prepared singlehandedly, a stroll in the garden park and life conversations to appease both our spirits. George walks a few miles daily, eats one main meal a day (mainly veggies and legumes), nibbles on fruits and nuts, maintains  a strong social life, tends to the garden a few hours a day, volunteers his time to help his neighbors and continues to travel to places like his second home in Ghana where he spent 40 years.

I do believe my soul gravitates more towards elders and wise men and women who understand my path deeper than the majority. I am humbled and grateful to be blessed with opportunities that continuously allow me to learn and experience. Thank you George!

-Kimatni D. Rawlins

 

 

Chickpea Tacos

Please enjoy these delicious Chickpea Tacos from www.TheCheeseTrap.org. Serve with leafy greens, in a bowl, or stuffed in taco shells. Serve this mildly spicy (or not!) taco filling in taco shells with Avocado Cream, lettuce, and other fresh veggies like chopped tomatoes, jicama, or cucumber. Or serve the filling simply over rice with the toppings, or tuck all into a whole-grain tortilla. [Read more…]

Mango and Salsa Bean Salad

Fit Fathers and family, please try this Mango and Salsa Bean Salad from www.TheCheeseTrap.org.

Makes 6 cups (5 servings)

 1 to 1 1/2 cups cubed fresh mango (1 medium mango), see Note

1 cup diced red bell pepper

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

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Kids’ State Dinner a Delicious Success!

p070913ck-0122_original_cropOn July 9th First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed the fifty-four Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winners to the White House for a day filled with food, new friends, and fun! The enthusiasm was infectious at the second annual Kids’ State Dinner as children and their parents marveled at extravagant balloon animals, toured the White House Kitchen garden, listened to singer Rachel Crow perform, and, of course, dined with the First Lady. [Read more…]

Fit Fathers Life Enhancing Message

Fit Fathers, Inc: Fit Fathers is a 501c3 tax exempt, not-for-profit corporation that educates and activates through engaging information on positive health, fitness tips and guidelines, nourishment strategies and overall wellness. Fit Fathers enlightens fathers with platforms for eating whole, nutritional foods and incorporating stimulating activity in their daily regimen, while encouraging them to lead their families to healthier lifestyle habits. Dads who exercise consistently, eat well and energize their physique can live longer and live stronger!

Mission: To provide dads with the tools needed to engage their family in fitness, positive wellness and healthy living while celebrating the true meaning of fatherhood. “Stay active, eat clean and continue to energize your life” is our life enhancing mantra.

Vision: Offer continuous education on the benefits of an overall healthy lifestyle which is key. Awareness of chronic diseases causation and the need for daily exercise is becoming more apparent as cellular degeneration strikes faster due to a S.A.D diet, lethargic attitudes and habitual work cycles over family and personal cycles.

Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 10.25.54 AMIn today’s technologically-driven society, where never-ending work demands and over-connectivity have become the “new normal,” health, nutrition, quality family interaction and exercise are being neglected. Fast food, sodas, gaming and digital communication have supplanted home-cooked meals, adventurous family vacations, reading, direct personal communication and active living. With this wave of mass digital confusion and lack of healthy living, kids, for the first time, are expected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. [Read more…]

Take the Fit Fathers Pledge

Fit Fathers Sacred Code

Join the movement by:

  • Exercising 4 to 6 days a week for at least 30-45 minutes
  • Eating 5 to 7 pieces of fruit & veggies daily
  • Saying no to GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)
  • Taking part in “Meatless Monday” weekly
  • Saying no to fast foods, fried foods, sodas & candy bars
  • Replacing enriched white foods with whole grains
  • Drinking mostly water, preferably with lemon
  • Allowing at least 3 hours of digestion before bedtime
  • Avoiding dairy completely
  • Wearing seat belts in the front & back seats
  • Stimulating your mind with daily reading
  • Avoiding carcinogens: smoking, drugs & heavy alcohol
  • Helping others with positive change & healthy living