Fast Times: My Fit Foods

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Photos by Christina Uticone
Luis' Fit Migas
The results of a recent cholesterol check had me driving straight past the drive-thru and searching for fast food that wouldn't stop my heart. Enter My Fit Foods. It wasn't just my sky-high lipid levels; I also needed to reboot my New Year's "clean eating" resolution. In addition to their store locations, My Fit Foods has kiosks located in many grocery stores, including the H-E-B Montrose, H-E-B Vintage Park, and Williams Tower on Post Oak here in Houston.

I used to think My Fit Foods was just a healthy fast-food alternative, but this is actually an entire fitness/lifestyle program. The concept is in the vein of programs like Jenny Craig, where all of your food is provided, along with options for full-service consultations. My Fit Foods also offers a "21 Day Challenge" program designed for weight loss, or you can just order food a la carte, which I did, choosing one breakfast and one lunch option.

Breakfast

Luis' Fit Megas (Medium): Ground turkey, red potatoes, egg yolks, egg whites, corn tortillas, red salsa, yellow bell peppers, onions, red bell peppers, spices; 360 calories, 9 g fat, 36 g carbs, 32 g protein.

I love migas! I was excited to see this in the breakfast selections and snatched it up immediately. As you can see from the photo, I did add a dollop of Daisy -- I'm a sucker for alliteration in advertising -- so my breakfast was closer to the 400-calorie range. The package instructions are to microwave the dish for 2-2.5 minutes, but it doesn't specify whether to keep the lid on or off; I loosened the lid but left it resting on top of the dish. The tortillas were pretty tough and chewy, and the egg was a little dry. Overall, I liked the flavor of the spices but I thought that texture-wise, these left something to be desired. I want to get this again and try warming it uncovered before I throw down a definitive "skip this."

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Brian's Fit Chicken Enchiladas
Lunch

Brian's Fit Chicken Enchilada (Medium): Chicken breast, nonfat yogurt, corn tortillas, black beans, tomatillos, tomatoes, red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, lime juice, cheese, macadamia nut oil, spices; 440 calories, 4.5 g fat, 66 g carbs, 33 g protein.

This time, I heated the dish uncovered in the microwave, and I thought the results were better. The tortillas were soft and chewy, not tough and rubbery like they were in the migas -- not a one-to-one comparison, I know. I also added a bit of our own salsa. (My FAVORITE, Texas-Texas Perfect Hot, which is indeed perfectly hot.) The salsa, combined with the heat already present in the dish via the jalapenos and the tomatillo sauce, made for a very spicy dish that I had to wash down with milk -- I didn't mind, I'm just saying it is already pretty spicy.

I thought the chicken was a little dry, but we're talking microwave meal here, so the salsa and tomatillo sauce were enough to offset that. The cheese was really good, very gooey and not at all that gross, mealy texture you sometimes get with diet and/or pre-packaged foods, and it also tasted like real cheese. The enchiladas were by far the superior of the two dishes, and I would not hesitate to grab them again -- maybe do it for breakfast with a sunny-side egg on top. At 440 calories, I think you could add a side salad and have this for dinner, too.

Conclusion

Both of these meals were less than $4, and both were filling and satisfying. Texturally, foods cooked or reheated in the microwave always leave something to be desired, but nothing is stopping you from transferring this into a small oven-safe dish and heating it to the recommended 165 °F -- slightly less fast, but potentially delicious. My curiosity is piqued, and I look forward to trying more from My Fit Foods. I suspect playing around with the cooking/reheating methods will yield excellent results.



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esther
esther

try Snap Kitchen, where they actually take pride in the quality of their food, post the correct calorie count, and use local ingredients. MFF makes my stomach turn. i've found several non-food items in MFF meals when i used to eat them. bits of plastic & press-on nails (REALLY) when i used to eat them. no more.

Rgwalt
Rgwalt

At less than $4, these meals compete with my favorite frozen dinners from Amy's Kitchen (found in the health/organic frozen food section at the grocery store). 

Bruce R
Bruce R

I'll be the jackass that hasn't tried these TV dinners but makes comments based on the pictures as if he has.  The first one looks pretty crappy.  The second one looks OK.  I love fresh jalapenos, unless they're the denatured kind.

The best TV dinner I've had is probably the Central Market Green Curry Shrimp.  It's better than the Thai food at most restaurants in Houston.  It will set you back $3.75 and you can get it at any HEB.

Christina Uticone
Christina Uticone

Oh, and in the interest of full disclosure there was supposed to be a dinner meal section, but I dropped it all over the floor & my dog can't type, so we'll never know if it was good.

Florida63
Florida63

Try Tru Meals. Not as many locations/outlets but their food is much better overall and they have access to more than one spice (black pepper).  If you eat enough Fit Foods, you will know that they make sure the carrot and black pepper purveyors exceed their sales quotas.

H_e_x
H_e_x

This all sounds awfully familiar....

Nicholas L. Hall
Nicholas L. Hall

Something about that bearded, trucker-hat-wearing, healthy hipster stick figure mascot of theirs really pisses me off. I bet that guy's a douchebag.

Bruce R
Bruce R

I got a bandaid and a condom in my food at Snap Kitchen.  Not sure what was going on in the kitchen but after removing those non-food items I noticed an odd taste to the food.

Just curious, how do you know the calorie count from Snap is correct?

To be fair to Snap, I didn't really get those non-food items at Snap.  Just as esther didn't really get finger nails and plastic bits from MFF. 

agautumn04
agautumn04

This may be embarrassing, but I eat Amy's Palak Paneer like four times a week. It's so good covered in sriracha. So good.

Christina Uticone
Christina Uticone

I will, thanks! Now that I've sampled MFF I'm more willing to try out others in this vein.

Christina Uticone
Christina Uticone

I saw that guy today when I dropped my husband at work, only he was wearing a winter hat.

Niceswede
Niceswede

There are other possibities as well.  My favorite is  A Taste of Wellness.  Their meals are hard to beat.

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