Eating healthy doesn't always require counting calories—just remember that "green" rhymes with "lean" and "fried" rhymes with "died." Nosh mnemonically with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for one smoothie or fresh juice for each of four days (up to a $52 value)
- $49 for a four-day meal plan, including your choice of one 5K breakfast, lunch, and dinner entree each day (up to an $89 value)
- $64 for both of the above options (up to a $141 value)
5K portions average 250–450 calories each, and lunch and dinner options include anything on the Daily Fuel section of the menu. All meals are designed to keep for four or five days in the fridge and be reheated in the microwave or oven.
Simply Fit Meals' Hillcrest Avenue location will not be open until February 2013, and they will not be able to offer smoothies until then. However, customers can still pick up their meals at Equinox Fitness Club, located in the same building.
Simply Fit Meals
College is a place that often kindles lasting friendships, as well as lasting eating habits based on haphazard diets of chips and day-old pizza. Chris Sanchez and Patrick Ortiz, proprietors of Simply Fit Meals, have managed to buck the latter part of this trend. The friendship they forged at the University of Houston continued after graduation, even as Patrick pursued a career in hotel management and Chris entered the world of marketing, eventually serving as store marketing director for Whole Foods. Their shared passion for healthy eating brought their disparate career paths together to form Simply Fit Meals, an amalgamation of Patrick's chef skills and Chris's marketing prowess.
The challenge behind each one of Simply Fit Meals' recipes involves finding an equal balance between nutrition and flavor so that clients can stick to a regimen that's easy to maintain, unlike fad diets that involve raw foods consumed only in prime-numbered portions. The science of it, says Chris, is making it taste as if it's been freshly made, even after reheating, and to this end, Chris and Patrick are both avid consumers of their own meals. Chris claims he could eat—and has eaten—their mac 'n' cheese for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The culinary team uses locally raised, free-range meats such as chicken and bison in virtually all of their creations, and concocts fresh-made ingredients whenever possible. The in-house dietitian guides clients toward their own fitness goals, as opposed to those dictated by fashion magazines or sentient elevators, who often lack tact.