About a month ago, I won a 3 day mini challenge from My Fit Foods during a Celiac Disease Foundation Meeting. If you’re not familiar with them My Fit Foods is a company started from the roots of a personal trainer who was making healthy meals for his clients. They are focused on lean proteins, low glycemic carbohydrates, and heart healthy fats. You can purchase individual microwavable meals in the store, or sign up for a 3- or 21-day challenge, stocking up on just My Fit Foods and challenging yourself to eat healthy and clean for a set amount of time!
They are in Arizona, Texas, California, and Idaho. They are opening up several new stores, so be on the look out if one is opening up in your area.
Also, 90% of their meals are gluten-free, although they are not an entirely gluten-free kitchen. Their label on their products even says that it may contain wheat – which is unsettling as a Celiac, but the risk you take eating food not made in a GF kitchen. But with 90% of everything there being GF – I myself am happy taking that risk. If you’re not – then don’t buy the food!I would also be careful of other allergens too – a lot of them have dairy and nuts in them that I wouldn’t necessarily suspect. I talked to the nutritionist from My Fit Foods, and she said that the only foods that contain wheat or gluten are the chicken fettuccine alfredo (in the sauce), muffins, and the wheat wraps. They told me that they clean everything thoroughly, even if they’re not a GF kitchen, and are familiar with Celiac disease. I asked specifically about the cheese and cottage cheese and she said that they are GF and they strive not to have any gluten-filled products. However, (like always with us careful eaters) make sure to check on all of the oat-based products like the oatmeal and oatbars, as they might be using Bob’s Red Mill GF oats (they were unsure of product availability when I talked to the nutritionist last).
So I did a 3-day challenge – eating only My Fit Foods meals (that is until I broke down and had chocolate). I’m telling you, not having chocolate for two days straight was pretty intense. They also encourage you not to have caffeine and alcohol – YIKES! Here are some food highlights from my journey!
Breakfast Tacos Basically corn tortillas, egg, turkey, onions. Small is $4.75 and 320 calories. It was way too much food for me, even in the small (some meals come in different sizes to accomodate body type)! I rarely eat that much meat, but it was very good.
Picnic TIme Apples, cheese, grapes, nut thins, almonds, cranberries. Pretty simple, but when you sit down to eat it, it’s a pretty big snack. I was way too stuffed from the crazy protein-filled breakfast to eat this all. Just munching on some apples and grapes to satiate my sugar needs! This snack is only one-size, 290 calories, and $4.00.
Lean Lemon Turkey The small is $6.75 and 220 calories. It’s just turkey, rice, asparagus, lemon. It’s a lot of turkey and very little rice. Super filling! We had this sample at the the meeting and really enjoyed it.
Chicken Berry Salad This one is a huge salad, $8.25 for 350 calories and only one size. OMG this salad is amazing. So much spinach, chicken, blueberries, and a sprinkling of raw red onions.
Good Morning Sunshine Another protein-filled start to your day with turkey, rice, eggs, tomatoes. It’s 230 calories for $4.75. It has just a little bit of salsa, and besides that doesn’t really taste any different than any of the other turkey-filled dishes. But a great breakfast – really filling and tasty. My dog really wanted some.
Fit Cottage This snack is only $4 for 200 calories. It’s just cottage cheese and fruit. It’s really good – cottage cheese with cinnamon, strawberries, blueberries, and a little bit of pineapple. Such a great treat and a very filling snack.
Denyse’s Killuh Chili This chili is made with ground turkey, black beans, tomatoes, and spices. It’s $6.75 for 200 calories, but very filling. It was pretty darn tasty chili, but pretty mild. Non-GFBF really liked this one.
My 3-day challenge was a 4.5 out of 5 wheat stalks. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to go on a great diet and see if a low-glycemic, GF diet is right for you. For me, I really liked how much protein each meal provided – something I normally don’t get in my diet. Many of the meals were better than I could make on my own. The snacks were great. Some meals I was disappointed in, like the Pear Salmon meal, and I got a little tired of all the turkey, but overall it’s such a great option.
My Fit Foods is great for people who want to use this as a diet OR just for people who want quick meal alternatives. You can just walk into the store and grab a few meals to-go. It’s better than fast food and cheaper than dining out at a restaurant. If you have a My Fit Foods in your area, please go check it out.
GRAND OPENING SATURDAY JUNE 9th!
My Fit Foods is hosting a Grand Opening Celebration Saturday, June 9th at their newest Phoenix location at 48th St. andRay.
GET A FREE MEAL & WIN A 21 Day Challenge (Over a $500 value) when you bring in the coupon from the website. Stop by and take 15% off your in store purchases all day long!
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