This is more like a store or a deli than a restaurant. There are only 3 small tables next to a microwave station. The majority of their customers buy several meals and take them home to eat later. Most of the store space is taken by giant refrigerators and each is labeled according to the meals it contains. The first refrigerator is for breakfast meals, the next 5 contain lunches and dinners and the last one contains snacks and sweets.
Step 1: Choose a Fitlife Foods FitMeal
Each meal is reminiscent of menu items you would expect at a luxury Spa. Fitlife Foods’ chefs use fresh, all-natural ingredients to create healthy versions of today’s favorite foods without sacrificing convenience or flavor. Their prepared foods are then packed into plastic containers and chilled at their kitchen in Tampa. Then they are transported via refrigerated trucks over to the local stores daily. Each meal has to be reheated by microwave for 1:30 minutes before eating.
Step 2: Choose a Size
All of their meals come prepared in plastic containers and stamped with a “eat by” date and are available in three sizes:
- Small: 160 to 340 calories
- Medium: 220 to 530 calories
- Large: 360 to 700 calories
In addition to calorie count, each meal comes with its own nutritional information and a list of ingredients so you know what you are putting in your body. Having your nutritional facts also helps calculate Weight Watchers points or log into your diet journal. In today’s visit, I ended up picking up the Hong Kong Chicken Unfried Rice. Yum!
The Hong Kong Chicken Unfried Rice was delicious. It had ground chicken mixed with red Quinoa, brown rice, cashews, sesame seeds, veggies and tofu. I added a little bit of low sodium soy sauce and wow! It was really good! The ground chicken was fresh and juicy. If I served my hubby one of these meals, he wouldn’t notice that it had been refrigerated and reheated. Perfect cheat for those who can’t cook. Wink, wink…
In conclusion, if you are looking for convenient, healthy and delicious meals you need to give Fitlife Foods a try. They are a bit more expensive than your average fast food meal – a small Hong Kong Chicken Unfried Rice ran about $7.45 but that’s not bad when you consider that the same meal at a spa will run about $18+.
Fitlife Foods has 2 South Florida stores. My local store is at 1043 S University Drive in Plantation. The store front is not very visible from the street but it is in the same shopping center as the LA Fitness on University Drive and 595.