Chaz “SoulFitGrill” Hammonds, TWEF Co-Founder
Hello my name is Chaz Hammonds and I am a graduate of Texas A&M University . I am currently pursuing an Environmental Law Degree, but I always had a passion for Agriculture. I always admired my grandmother’s soul food growing up. I wanted to make the food that she was infamous for, but with a little twist.
The challenge has always been making those same great-tasting dishes healthy enough for myself and others to eat. I started documenting foods that would be considered healthy and unhealthy, as well as the foods I found to be most delectable. I began to see the amount of food and contents of each meal I was eating. I realize the amount of bad foods and toxins that I was consuming daily. Immediately I knew that there had to be a change in my lifestyle, rather than my temporary diet.
As the months went by I started to change the food I was consuming while documenting the food I cooked with recipes. It was time to create dishes that would allow me to stay healthy, live longer, get fit, and a still have some SOUL. This is where the vision for Soulfitgrill was born.
I began making changes in how I prepared my food such as lowering my sodium intake, grilling and baking my meals. Months went by I began to notice how the changes in my diet had affected by appearance. I wanted to share the experience with my friends, family and various communities so they may know how to cook healthy food with flavor. During the spring of 2014, I built my own backyard-garden where I grew multiple vegetables such as: tomatoes, zucchini, squash, bell peppers, banana peppers, anaheim peppers, jalapenos, cilantro and collard greens. Growing my own vegetables, allowed me to cultivate exactly what I consumed. In today’s generation, it is pertinent that we are aware of the many foods we eat. With the want for people to eat healthy and still have SOUL in their meal I created SoulFit Seasoning! SoulFit Seasoning is an organic seasoning with a southern twist, that is Non GMO, Non Preservative, Vegan/Paleo Friendly, and Low Sodium.
With thousands of followers, I’ve been privileged to motivate a generation of people who wish to lead fit and healthy lifestyle. Though it is rare to see a young man grow and cook his own produce, I believe it has inspired others to do the same and more. You don’t have to have a green thumb or large farm to grow your own vegetables and I’m living proof of just that. #SoulFitGrill