Adaora Obi is an Interior Designer and Fitness Nutritionist. 

She is a certified Fitness Nutritionist from  NASM (National Academy of sports medicine)  Arizona, US.  

After her certification, she understood nutrition as the basis for sustainable weight loss and made better food choices.

She’ll be sharing her lunch with us for the rest of the week.

Wednesday: Jollof Bulgur Wheat, Steamed Pumpkin Leaves and Egg

What I love about this dish

Bulgur wheat is very filling, highly nutritious and a great substitute for white rice. It gives you that same feeling in your mouth so you don’t feel deprived.


Bulgur wheat, Fresh tomatoes, Fresh peppers, Onions, Olive oil, Ugwu leaves, Egg


1. Pour a tablespoon of olive oil into a pot

2. Chop tomatoes, onions and pepper and pour into a pot

3. Allow to simmer 

4. Add ginger and garlic 

5. Add salt to taste

6. Let it simmer for a bit

7. Add bulgur wheat to mixture

8. Add more water into the pot so the bulgur wheat cooks and softens ( cook time is about 30-35 mins)

9. Chop pumpkin leaves , add chopped onions and pepper to the leaves allow to steam and add salt to taste

10. Boil egg


Jollof Bulgur Wheat, Steamed Pumpkin Leaves and Egg

The plate is about 400-450 calories

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