FOOD GLORIA'S FOOD - July 2017 - Kansas City
There is a New Ally in the Battle of the Bulge
By Gloria Gale
The latest self-improvement shop is worth a go-see.
I tried my best to wait until I could adjust my eating habits, but my jeans just kept getting tighter (imagine that!). Luckily, I was tuned in to EAT, FIT, GO and determined it was time to investigate.
Two locations, one in Corinth, the other in Hawthorne Plaza, made it easy for me to see what all the hub-bub was about.
Talk about hub-bub; it was the day after New Year’s but omg. I could barely push inside with so many folks pondering fridges full of pre-packaged food.
The containers, marked breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in small or large portions, looked interesting. Not like the treats at the Upper Crust, mind you, but decent.
All the nutritional info was clearly marked on each and, though I’m usually adverse to food in plastic, I overheard that you can freeze, thaw, and microwave the containers.
This franchise is the brainchild of Sam Vakhidov, CEO and Aaron McKeever, President, two Omaha entrepreneurs who decided we need more ways to handle the bulge. It opened its first store in February of this year in Omaha, NE with plans on adding up to 80 more stores in 2017.
Chief Operating Officer, Jennifer Cain, says, “We’ve got a local, centralized kitchen that cooks and packages the meals daily. Fresh is a paramount –so is the idea that if you want vegetarian, gluten free, or low carb it’s all here. Beyond the rapidly increasing number of storefronts, Eat Fit Go has plans to expand into e-commerce, delivery, and a health and wellness mobile app in early 2017. Healthy food should be affordable and accessible no matter where you are located, and our goal is to get healthy food to your front door within 24 hours.”
They’re hoping to revolutionize the way people eat on the go. Eat Fit Go makes staying fit and healthy simple by doing the cooking and portioning for you.
All wrapped up and ready, I tried the simple salad, a hearty breakfast meal, and snack box. The result? I’m hooked.
If the mantra you-are-what-you-eat is true, then my 98 percent sugar and white carbs are being banished. The new me will be just what this little purveyor is selling: eating and getting fit. So, stop whining and get with the program.
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Kansas City writer, producer, and photostylist Gloria Gale is a sleuth when it comes to discovering interesting features for the media.
As a native she's compiled a burgeoning collection of editorial features on food, travel and lifestyle for national and local magazines, books, individuals, and corporate clients.
Most recently, Gloria profiled area restaurants as a columnist for 435 Magazine and was one of KCUR's Food Critics radio program.
Want to know where to find the best tastes in town? Contact Gloria: firstname.lastname@example.org