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Simply Fit Meals: At New Take-Out Shop, Food As Fuel

Nobody parties like health nuts.

If that isn’t already common knowledge then I’m here to spread the word.

The Hatch stopped by the grand opening party for Simply Fit Meals’ new Park Cities location Thursday evening. I didn’t have time to change into gym attire like the invitation suggested, but luckily for me, the only lifting involved some menu samples and fresh-pressed juice cocktails.

The health-minded restaurant/store serves pre-prepared meals (fuel, as they call it) that are healthy, nutrient rich and ready to eat in minutes. The menu is surprisingly large and diverse, ranging from Parmesan Almond Tilapia to gourmet salads. The meals come in two sizes based on caloric value so customers can tailor meals to fit their needs. They also offer fresh-pressed juice and all-natural smoothies.

The setup is similar to My Fits Foods, which has been around a few years longer and has stores popping up all over Texas in addition to four other states. It’s clearly a growing industry and Chris Sanchez, the food enthusiast founder of Simply Fit Meals, said he hopes to have three additional locations opened by the end of the year. (Currently there is the original in Plano and now this store in Park Cities.)

The grand opening party gave guests the opportunity to sample three meals from the menu: Italian Meatball Marinara, Tuscan Turkey Burger and Cowboy Beef Chili. There was also live music, healthy cooking demos and a raffle giving away store credits. The food (sorry, the fuel) was fantastic. If it was “health food,” my taste buds couldn’t tell.

There were also a couple of fresh-pressed juice cocktails served that are not on the normal menu. My favorite looked kind of like pond water but tasted delicious. Consisting of cucumber and watermelon juice, vodka and a dash of coconut palm sugar, I could have imbibed even if I was on the Paleo Diet. Not that I am, but these are the perks when you party at Simply Fit Meals.

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