I married a Cajun, and he knows how to cook. So when I rolled home last night toting two store-bought servings of shrimp creole tucked into my bike bag, he raised his eyebrows.
The folks at My Fit Foods contacted me a few days ago, asking me to stop by and taste test a couple of special Mardi Gras-themed entrees on their menu this week. I couldn’t resist.
I visited the location at 4200 North Lamar, where a steady stream of customers filed in to pick out pre-portioned meals from glass-fronted refrigerator cases. The menu features more than 60 options, and some of them taste better than others.
I just don’t get the fuss over lemon turkey, basically a scoop of seasoned ground turkey served over rice. But the herb roasted chicken and Ninja tenderloin are pretty dang good. And the nice part is you know whatever you get will be healthy, low calorie and balanced.
Mardi Gras is Tuesday, and to celebrate the store unveiled two meals – shrimp creole and chicken and sausage gumbo.
The verdict on the shrimp creole? Not bad, but a little too much zing, even for jalapeno-loving me. (This drives my husband crazy. Cajun food shouldn’t be buried in cayenne pepper, he says. It should be spicy, but not hot.) The thin, tomato-based sauce in My Fit Food’s offering made the whole dish a little soupier than the stew-like version I’ve had before, but the shrimp were fat and the overall flavor good.
Alas, it’s not cheap to eat at My Fit Foods. A full day’s supply of meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks – will set you back about $40 per day ($33 for small size). A three-day quick start costs $89 for regular or $75 for small size. A single serving of the shrimp creole costs $9.99.
My Fit Foods will offer the shrimp creole until March 24. The gumbo will stay on the menu permanently.
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