Foods on the go
I would venture to say that the #1 New Year’s Resolution each year is to eat better/workout more, which sounds really simple in theory: choose better foods (even though you probably still have a bunch of Christmas candy lying around) and go to the gym multiple times a week (which likely includes waiting 15+ minutes to use a machine because of the congestion that comes with new members at the beginning of each year).
It isn’t a surprise that this is the #1 resolution year in, year out. Americans spend less time each year preparing meals, which means the majority of our food is eaten out, especially on the go. For Celiacs, it is likely no different, now that many quick (aka fast) food places offer GF items (such as Subway). There are bad and good choices at most of these restaurants – and once you’re there, it’s hard to make the good choice.
Enter MyFitFoods. Many (almost the majority) of their prepared meals are gluten-free, and many are also dairy-free. Guaranteed GF is the most important thing – but their meals are also, for lack of better words, wholesome and nutritious. The ingredients are all pronounceable and the portion sizes are appropriate. The premise behind the food – 3 meals and 2 snacks a day – is that choosing the right balance of healthy fats, lean proteins, and low-glycemic carbs will help everyone to feel their best.
I was given the opportunity to visit their store and to try some of the meals that they had to offer.
Their store is set up with large refrigerators that are organized by breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Each meal is organized within those categories, so if you are looking to pick up just lunches and want to eat the same thing each day, you can grab 5 of whatever strikes your fancy and be in and out of the store in minutes.
The thing I liked most about MyFitFoods is the fact that the meals are pre-packaged, but fresh. You could swing by the store on a Monday and pick up lunches for the rest of the week. Time is a commodity, and I’d much rather eat something fresh than frozen.
I tried one each of their breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options but my camera ate all but the breakfast and lunch pictures unfortunately.
For breakfast, I had the H-town Breakfast, which was turkey bacon, scrambled egg whites, and country potatoes. I liked that the potatoes had a slight kick to them, and the bacon and egg whites re-heated perfectly.
For lunch, I tried the Brady’s Cobb Salad, which lured me in with it’s honey mustard dressing (I think all Cobb salads should have honey mustard!)
The chicken was well seasoned – something that usually isn’t done quite right in cold salads.
Overall, I think that MyFitFoods is an excellent alternative to “quick” foods, frozen meals, and the ever-so-boring turkey sandwich for lunch. The prices are competitive, and in the D/FW area, they have 8 locations, so you are sure to find one close to you. The food is generally very healthy with pronounce-able ingredients, so if you are looking to lose weight, you might as well kill two birds with one stone.
For anyone interested in trying MyFitFoods, I have 10 coupons for a free entrée to the first 10 folks that email me at thedallasceliac at dopple dot net.
Disclaimer: I received the food at no charge in exchange for a review. My opinions are my own.