Finding a burrito on the sidewalk is the sign of a lucky day, unless it's stuffed with heads-up pennies, in which case it's the universal symbol of economic progress. Stumble onto pre-prepped comestibles less fraught with portent thanks to today's deal: for $10, you get $25 worth of nutritious, prepackaged meals from Simply Fit Meals. Serving up healthy, organic body fuel daily, this quick-stop shop is conveniently located in the heart of UT's campus. Today's organic Groupon must be redeemed within three months or else it will curdle.
Chefs Chris Sanchez and Patrick Ortiz founded Simply Fit Meals on the belief that food should simply be itself and not have to hide behind flavor-disguising sweeteners, preservatives, and sham marriages. Meals are portioned by calorie count to fit everyone's specific dietary guidelines. The adobo pork tenderloin, for instance, arranges chipotle-rubbed cuts of pork beside crisp green beans and caramelized carrots ($6.50–$7.75). Likewise, the trio of summer roasted salmon, asparagus, and mother-grain quinoa ($7.50–$8.75) leaves few chambers of the food pyramid unplundered. Snackable items are also available, such as fluffy, whole-wheat pitas and hummus ($3.75) or the all-natural, home-style applesauce ($3.50). In an effort to coordinate with in-season freshness, the menu rotates often and with the stately grace of a novelty bowtie.
A true stop-and-go destination, Simply Fit's actual store packs a high volume of food into a no-nonsense, fridge-lined interior, while chefs Sanchez and Ortiz work diligently behind the scenes to concoct new kinds of healthy takeout. Sanchez—whose background also includes personal training—lives to fulfill the health-conscious dreams in the bellies and minds of diners everywhere, except the one where you're naked and trapped in a gym with no doors. Call ahead to make sure that all the foods you want will be available.
- For their Camp Gladiator Power pancakes, which are made up of organic whole-wheat flour, bananas, walnuts, protein powder and organic flax seed, agave nectar is incorporated in the pancake mix to sweeten the taste and to act as a substitute for syrup. The pancakes, after being heated in the microwave for about a minute and a half, were soft and did not have an elastic texture. And the sweetness of the bananas and the nectar made you forget it was a healthy option. – Julie Rene Tran, Daily Texan
- The service is great but I am more impressed with the quality of food since it is so hard to find a place that actually cares about our health, puts what they say they are putting in their food as well as preparing it the way they state they are. – Robyn P, Yelp
2405 Nueces St.
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