Eating healthy can raise questions such as, "Are crayons a fruit or a vegetable?" and "How many steaks does a growing baby need?" Answer culinary questions with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of prepared healthy entrees at EatFit for Life, located near the corner of Memorial Drive and North Dairy Ashford Road.
As a healthy alternative to fast food, EatFit for Life whips up gourmet meals and snacks that fall within the FDA’s guidelines for nutrition and allergens, maintaining a flavorful, rotating menu that appeals to the public palate. Crack open the dawn Mexican–style with a breakfast quesadilla, stuffed with egg beaters, red pepper, spinach, turkey bacon, and low-fat cheddar cheese ($4.95), or inhale a few whole-grain berry pancakes topped with agave nectar ($5.95). Regular lunch- and dinner-menu entrees start at $6.95, and most can be upped to a more prodigiously healthy portion for $7.95.
The Mediterranean pizza makes a veggie-filled treat for grazing herbivores, and gluten-free beef broccoli delights sensitive constitutions with sesame-seed oil and low-sodium soy sauce, accompanied by a rowdy entourage of red peppers, bean sprouts, onion, and bok choy on a bed of brown rice. Low-carb cravings are more than sated with the breaded salmon picatta, baked in a tangy lemon mushroom sauce and perched triumphantly atop a mound of vanquished lemon-garlic spinach ($7.75 medium, $8.75 large portion). Gambling gambits will enjoy the surprise of the Weekly Chef’s Special, prepared with loving capriciousness and topped with whim. Soups, sides, and healthy teas and juices can also accompany each refueling session.
EatFit’s meals come individually packaged for takeout or can be heated and enjoyed with a bucket of free WiFi atop marble tables inside its clean, spacious café or outside on the shaded patio. The founder has worked in the health industry for 20 years, and his staff is trained to provide nutritional advice to health-curious customers, sharing the secrets of the fabled food pyramid and the benefits of healthy snacking.
In the past, healthy eating often meant lettuce without dressing and rice cakes dry enough to double as drink coasters. But since April 2010, Eatfitters has changed the way Houstonians think about being healthy, with its lengthy menu of hearty, nutritious, ready-to-eat Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, and Asian cuisine. Each selection arrives in individually packaged, nutritionally balanced portions and contains low-sodium ingredients that haven’t been processed. Eatfitters' in-house nutritionist can supplement meal selections with expert advice on eating and lifestyle habits that affect health, and the company’s On the Right Track plan provides a 21-day road map to weight loss through prepared meals and inflatable emergency packs of tofu.