Fab Fit Fun Features SarahFit.com

January 31, 2012 · 55 comments

Have you heard of Fab Fit Fun? It is a women’s lifestyle newsletter that was created by Giuliana Rancic. They send out newsletters just about every day, and yesterday I was featured as one of their favorite YouTube trainers!

I was so excited to be included along with my buddies Cassey and Bex.

Recipe: Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

This week, I made a new I put together a keeper of a recipe. Roomie already requested it again. I showed you in a YouTube video how I loved making Crock Pot Salsa Chicken and a few readers suggested making it with pasta sauce. I took them up on their suggestion and made a batch using Trader Joe’s Organic Mushroom Pasta Sauce. I only added 1/2 the jar.

After the chicken was done cooking, I sautéed onions in a frying pan on low for 10 minutes until they were limp. Then I added frozen, sliced tri-color bell peppers. Once those were cooked all the way through, I added in a tablespoon of capers, a cup of cooked chicken and extra pasta sauce. I served my chicken on a bed of Shirataki Noodles and roomie’s on a plate of pasta.

It was sweet, salty and delicious! I already made another batch and bought an eggplant this weekend so I can serve it on eggplant noodles later this week. What do I have against pasta? When following the Tone It Up diet plan, there are no carbs after 3 pm! Of course when I go to an Italian restaurant I don’t follow the rules but at home, I do try.

It’s kind of like Chicken Cacciatore and I highly recommend trying it if you love your crock pot like I do. I suppose you could add the veggies to the crock pot 1/2 way through the cooking but I like how the onions sort of caramelized in the pan.


Exclusive Giveaway For TIU Members!!!! I get asked what Heart Rate Monitor I wear at least once a day. I wear the FT60 which retails for $125. I wear a chest strap and am able to track my heart rate during my workouts. Throughout the workout, I’m able to see how many calories I’ve burned. This feature is particularly intriguing to many of you.

Polar noticed and asked if I wanted to give one away. I’m using my HRM to track my fitness while getting in shape for my spring break vacation in conjunction with the Tone It Up diet plan so I decided to make this giveaway for TIU members. They are a supportive community for my YouTube channel and I wanted to show them how much I appreciate their love and support. If you are already a member, leave a comment below to enter. If you are not a member but order the Tone It Up diet plan through my site by Monday February 6th at 8 pm EST, you will be entered to win. Your comment can be about anything but if you are looking for prompt, let me know what your favorite part of the TIU plan is, maybe a the diet plan, workouts of community.

This giveaway is exclusively for TIU members.

I apologize in advance to my readers who are not members. I have some other fun and exciting things to give out later in the week that will be open to everyone.

{ 55 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amy January 31, 2012 at 2:26 pm

I really love the constant updates and support! They are always changing up their workouts which keeps my body always working to the next level!

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2 Karli January 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm

My favorite part of TIU is the constant motivation and drive from Katrina and Karena to always strive for excellence in every part of our lives!

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3 Sarah January 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm

My favorite part is the timing of eating certain foods. I think it’s an important concept for people for any kind of diet!

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4 Brittany January 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I LOVE being a member of the TIU Diet Plan!! The girls on the plan are awesome, and I love the constant support and updates to the plan. I love the Meta-D drink!! It really kick starts my day!!

Thanks for the contest, Sarah!! You’re awesome!!

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5 Kat January 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm

I think it’s obvious what the best part of TIU is…PROTEIN PANCAKE!! Best creation ever! I’ve been going back and forth between buying a HRM and saving my money for the past month…I do hot yoga and I’m so curious how many calories it ACTUALLY burns. I hope I wiiiiin.

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6 Nicole K January 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I love the Meta-D too! Took me a couple of days to get used to but now I love it! The constant motivation and the time that they take out of their extremely busy schedules is inspiring too! Nothing ever gets old.
Thanks Sarah!

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7 Shirley Bolton January 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm

My favorite part about the TIU plan is that the motivation is amazing, there is an entire community behind you and there is a schedule of challenges that help maintain your diet and exersise. It is super easy to follow.

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8 Sarah GK January 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm

My favorite part of the TIU plan is the accessibility and science behind it. You know there aren’t gimics involved — you can research any of their methods, nutrition tips, etc., and see for yourself! And it really is so easy to follow. The “rules” (please note I use that term loosely) become common sense! They’re still in my head even though I’ve been much more lax on the plan since becoming pregnant with twins. TIU definitely helped me prepare my body for these challenging few months, too!!

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9 Callie McBride January 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I LOVE when Karena and Katrina take time out of their busy schedules to reply to a member, feature one of our workouts or recipes on Facebook, or even retweet one of our check-ins. The few times that they have responded to a question of mine or pointed out my progress to other members makes me feel like I am truly a part of a community, where the people know me and support me.

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10 Areli Hernandez January 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm

What don’t I love about being a TIU member?! But my favorite part is the support of our trainers AND all the dolls on twitter! It has given me the opportunity to meet incredible and inspiring women!

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11 Krista January 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm

My favorite part of TIU is definitely the recipes and diet plan. I also like that they are constantly emailing you and checking in with you. It’s a great plan,glad I got it! thanks for the give away!

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12 Jillian D. January 31, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I’m a TIU Member!! I love the constant motivation to always be active and healthy. It really helps to have reminders throughout the day from K&K and other team members to drink you water, get up an exercise, be lean&green, etc. I would LOOVEEE a Polar heart rate monitor!!

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13 Daniela January 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

I have been following the Tone It Up Girls for a little while not, but just recently decided to purchase the plan and I love it. The girls are so inspiring on a daily basis. I would love the Polar heart rate monitor to really be able to measure the exertion level of my exercises!

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14 Leslie January 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm

My favourite part of the tone it up diet plan is the college edition! As a college student living in res, it makes it much easier to know what I should have a each meal, and what should be included! Having the support on the community page about just about anything- from the seven day slim down to just motivation to get going, I love it all!

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15 Alyssa January 31, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I love everything about TIU. The diet plan helped me make a good for myself lifestyle change along with the videos and workouts. I learned so much about my body and how fitness and diet go together through the TIU plan. The community is awesome! Checking twitter, facebook and the community daily help me to stay motivated and focus on my goals and we have a chance to learn from each other. It is great for those days when you’re not feeling quite up to par. :)

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16 Alex January 31, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I love Tone It Up, and I can’t thank you enough, Sarah, for helping me find it! My favorite part of the plan is the 7-Day Slimdown. It’s such an effective way to prepare for an event. K&K have got everything down to a science!

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17 Jessie January 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I’m a TIU member – love it! :)

My favorite part is how helpful the diet plan is in terms of recipes and they’re always updating the plans with new recipes and ideas. Lifetime membership is awesome! I also love the TIU community on all social media networks and how motivating K&K are as well as all the rest of the team members :)

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18 Kelli Funkhouser January 31, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Becoming a member of the TIU team was one of the best decisions I have made. Dieting, eating healthy, exercise, staying motivated are all things that used to seem overwhelming. But with K&K & the TIU lifestyle, it’s so much easier. The constant motivation from not only K&K but from the other members is such a benefit. I’m recovering from a broken foot & am just getting back to exercising and the plan is what is keeping me sane!

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19 Marie-Pier January 31, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I really love the ”Meal-by-Meal guide” that way I can come up with so many different meals for each 5 of them.
I also love the ”new” color wheel that tell you when you should eat that recipe and if that is a slim down, Tone or Maintain meal !!! :-)
I love being part of the TIU community as well, you learn so much everyday from everyone. The support it gives us is awesome!

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20 Lexi January 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I love TIU because the workouts are so simple, yet so effective. Also, the constant support, especially when a tough day comes along!

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21 Sam @ Sam Bock Illustration & Design January 31, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I just joined TIU and I am loving it. The support is amazing; I love to network with others who are as passionate about their health and fitness as I am. I have learned lots of new things, and I love to be able to share some things of my own! K & K are such inspiring role models. Meta-D, BootyCalls, incorporating more veggies, and learning how and when to combine and eat specific foods are just a few things I have done lately in order to change up my routine thanks to TIU. I look forward to doing the 7 Day Slimdown mid-March before a vacation.

I’d love to win a heart rate monitor, I have always wondered the kind of calories I burn from all the different classes I take, from vinyasa and hot yoga to BodyPump to BodyCombat to boxing. Great giveaway!

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22 Tiffany January 31, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I’ve been on the TIU Plan since about October last year, I’m half way through my weight loss goal and what I love about the girls and coupled with their exercises and some of the lovely Sarah Fit’s own are that this was the only plan I could stick to, that I felt myself and my lifestyle changing around to. I never had the will power before, sometimes I slip up, sometimes I over indulge, but I am always moving forward, always trying to do as much clean eating as I can. And it’s a really nice feeling.

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23 Catherine Quan January 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm

The Support from the Tone It Up Community and Work outs are COMPLETELY FREE to those who do not purchase the plan. But I saw results just from that I HAD TO GET THE PLAN last August so I can attain my “body and fitness” goals!

What I love about the plan is their guide to what meals are for either slim down, maintenance, and suggestions for what to eat for M1-M5. I <3 the Seasonal Updates that effect everyone’s lives, ie Back to School Plan Update (your snack section was great, even though I’m not in school and I work Full Time I use the snack tips for my busy schedule) and Holiday Update (your Tone It Up friendly cocktails made Christmas and New Years celebrations a way we won’t go overboard).

From the Tone It Up family I have reached weight goals and fitness goals I never thought possible. This year I am training to run my first 5K in the Spring (hopefully longer distance from there on). I went from someone, who for years couldn’t even run more than 1/2 mile non stop to someone who runs 4miles in a couple months! I’ve been wanting a heart rate monitor to help keep track of my work outs and calories burned.

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24 Mallarie M. January 31, 2012 at 4:22 pm

My favorite thing about TIU is the daily updates. From twitter, Facebook, the blog, and the community, there is always some form of contact they give to their readers. Questions get answered and meal plans stay updated. It’s a great investment for me and something that I can keep my whole life! ;)

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25 Viviana January 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Here’s what I love about the TIU plan: IT WORKS! I’ll admit I was a little skeptical at first. You have to make some changes to your routine, and some are not easy (very little dairy=very little cheese). But after one week only, boy I was impressed. I don’t even need to lose weight, I am in the “tone it up” phase but I could tell the difference in my body after only a few days really. Pretty amazing! I have been super busy since I am changing job and moving to a different town with my husband so I haven’t been following the girls’ updates or participating in the community as much and I don’t have time to workout as much as I want but that will change in a few weeks thankfully. Money well spent!

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26 Liz @ Southern Charm January 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm

My FAVORITE part of TIU is that
1) I’m no longer hungry all the times. All 5 meals allow for something substantial.
2) I have been introduced to SO many foods: Kombucha, tempeh, tofu, KIND bars
and 3) the results after just a few weeks.

This plan is AMAZING and WORKS ;)

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27 Patty January 31, 2012 at 4:59 pm

I love Tone It Up! Every time I log into the Community, I get really excited when someone replies back to a comment I leave and they offer tips and suggestions for improving my workouts and eating habits. The best part of the TIU membership is that it’s for LIFE! I always look forward to updates from Karena & Katrina :)

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28 Nicole L. January 31, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Hey Sarah! I have been following you for 2 years now. I actually found TIU through your blogs. My favorite part of the TIU program is how they are like you – in the fact that- they don’t encourage counting calories. It is all about portion control. They also show you when to eat certain proteins to maximize the results of your workouts. Not to mention the booty calls and workout ideas. Love TIU and Love you! Have a great day Sarah and everyone else who always look forward to reading her blog- like I do. -nicole

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29 April January 31, 2012 at 5:22 pm

I am on the TIU plan! I love every part about it, especially the fact that Karena and Katrina are full of support and love for everyone on the TIU team. I also love Meta-D; I find myself craving it every morning :)

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30 Sarah January 31, 2012 at 5:24 pm

What is Meta-D? I actually don’t know what that is?

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31 Viviana February 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm

It’s the “metabolism drink” made with apple cider vinegar and apple juice and stuff :) I think it’s within the first 20 pages of the plan:)

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32 Megan S. January 31, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I’d LOVE a heart rate monitor!! I just became a TIU member the other week and have started doing the 7 day slim-down. It’s hard right now for me to switch my habits up but I know it’s for the best! I still find myself caving into sweets some, but I’m hoping over the next few weeks I can really start to get into it.

Any advice??

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33 Cassey @ Blogilates.com January 31, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Congrats Sarah!

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34 Sarah January 31, 2012 at 7:19 pm

You too!!! Also, I changed the Blogilates link BlogilatesTV on my homepage :)

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35 Megan January 31, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I love everything about TIU! My favorite part is K&K’s support as well as the TIU community support! Its such an amazing and inspirational group of women that I am so proud to be a part of! I would love a heart rate moniter! I have been in search of a good one for some time!

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36 BELINDA VASQUEZ January 31, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I’m a TIU member – love it! My favorite part of TIU is THE PROTEIN PANCAKE recipe. As well all their different workouts… I believe the meal plan is GREAT since they always update it and teach you to eat your meals at different times.. As to which are best in the morning and evening!!! HOPE TO WIN BUT BEST TO ALL.. BE BLESSED=)

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37 Rachel Sawyer February 1, 2012 at 12:38 am

My favorite thing about the TIU program are the updates and new workouts all the time, I love the variety! I also love the protein pancakes, although I feel like I need to work on my pancake-making technique! I am so happy that I found TIU through your website Sarah! Thank you!!! : )

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38 Karina February 1, 2012 at 2:24 am

The printable workouts are my favorite part of the TIU plan! Easy to take to the gym:)

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39 Danielle Gardner February 1, 2012 at 3:39 am

I love being a Tone It Up member. The ladies that are a part of this group are constantly motivating each other and are always there for you. It amazes how a group of strangers can come together and support each other. Even when it comes to your personal life and not just working out they are there with comforting words and let you know that you aren’t alone. There are not cat fights or jealousy. We are all on this journey together and push each other. I have never met some of these women that I feel extremely close, but I think of them as my TIU sisters. It’s great to be a part of this TIU community and have the support there when you need it.

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40 Julia February 1, 2012 at 6:20 am

I love being a TIU member! The nutrition plan is straightforward and keeps me really satisfied and varied in my eating. Plus, your college bonus addition has been beyond helpful for adapting the plan to fit my crazy school schedule!

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41 Miriam February 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm

First, tried this recipe and LOOOOVED it :) Thanks!
Personally, my fav part of the TIU plan is the recipes the girls give us! They made me discover kale and I’m addicted to Karena salad recipe ;)

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42 Brittany February 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I’m a member of TIU and I’d love to win a new heart rate monitor. Mine seems a little buggy at times. :)

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43 Sarah February 2, 2012 at 8:23 pm

what one do you use?

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44 Jenn February 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm

The best part of the TIU plan is the protein pancake recipes. Love them!!!

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45 Rachel February 3, 2012 at 12:52 am

I am a TIU member, and my favorite recipes are the pancake recipes! The Banana Mania pancakes are my favorite, and are a great go-to low carb option. I love the energy of the TIU community too!

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46 Laura S February 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I love the TIU plan! I love all the healthy options for breakfast protein pancakes, crepes, slim down scramble! I am starting the 7 day slim down this weekend, love the results i get from the plan!

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47 Pascale February 4, 2012 at 6:30 am

I really love the Tone It Up plan because of how clear it is. You know exactly what to eat and when to it eat, and we get new recipes at each couple of months!
That, and the constant support and feedback of the Tone It Up girls :)

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48 Bridget Nicole February 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Well, for starters I LOVE the TIU team! I actually found them because I had found you haha. I’ve always watched diet.com videos on youtube where I found you! You had Katrina on there sometimes too, I remember my fav video by “trainer in the kitchen” for skinny spaghetti. After that I stumbled upon TIU& I fell in love immediately! You guys are my BIGGEST inspirations along my weight loss journey. I am so blessed to have for all of you! I would love a heart rate monitor, I really need one for my half training but sadly it’s just not something that I can financially get right now.

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49 Sarah February 4, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I didn’t know you were originally a Diet.com viewer!!! How cool :) Glad you are still following after all these years. Those old videos featuring me and Katrina are hilarious!

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50 Bridget Nicole February 4, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I still watch the diet.com vid’s with you on the daily! Get so many good workout ideas from there, you were my first inspiration :) I know I love the old videos of you guys my favorite one was the last one when she was leaving because you guys added the blooper reel!!! Love ya girl, don’t ever stop doing what you do!!

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51 Erin February 5, 2012 at 3:09 am

My favorite part of the TIU diet plan is how you can choose different parts of it that fit your lifestyle. Also the girls have so much fun and spunk:) Makes me motivated to work out:) and the Meta D!

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52 Sandy February 5, 2012 at 5:06 pm

My favorite part of the plan is the information used to back up why we should eat certain things and the recipes!

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53 Lynette pichardo February 6, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Katrina & karena are not only beautiful and healthy, but endearing, good spirited people. They are really inspiring not only for their physically healthy lifestyle but for their emotion life style as well. And what’s best about them is that they are constantly reminding you to be happy or do things that make you happy. It’s necesarry for fitness and vice versa so it’s kinda like a cycle. And that’s one of the many reasons i love them!!!

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54 Rachel February 6, 2012 at 6:54 pm

My favorite part is the constant support and motivation from Katrina and Karena! I also love all of the workout ideas!

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55 Alisha February 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I love the newsletters, contact with the team through the TIU boards and twitter! I love all the workouts. They have a variety so I don’t get bored which is nice because I need to change things up often with my workouts so I stick to it! :)

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