Eat Fit Go

'The right amount of good food'

Written by Joe Stumpe

There's a food revolution going on in America. It's about finding that balance between flavor, nutrition and quantity. And Eat Fit Go is on the front lines.

Eat Fit Go sells delicious, freshly prepared breakfasts, lunches and dinners in smart-sized portions, using recipes that cater to a variety of dietary needs.

Many are gluten-free and some are also dairy-free. But it's more about what goes into them than what's missing. Ingredients like steak fajitas and sliced beef tenderloin, teriyaki salmon, chicken pesto, vegetables, ancient grains, pasta and terrific seasonings make sure they taste as good as they are good for you.

Small meals average around 350 calories, large meals about 525.

"People want to eat well," said Kris Morrison, who owns Eat Fit Go with her husband, Dan. "Everybody's hoping they can lead a long, healthy life — and healthy eating is one component of that."

The Morrisons brought the Eat Fit Go concept to Wichita from their home in Omaha, where it was launched two years ago. Today there are about 30 locations. The Morrison's daughter, Ashley Holmstedt, moved to Wichita to run it. "We wouldn't want to run something without someone from our family," Kris said.

She and her husband, who both have extensive business backgrounds, started taking Eat Fit Go meals to work with them about a year ago. "It's the right amount of good food," she said. "You're not overstuffed, and you're not looking for a candy bar an hour after lunch." Dan Morrison lost 15 pounds over the course of several months without really trying to, Kris said.

Kris's favorites include two meals that sell out every day: the Southwest Scramble, a blend of seasoned ground turkey, egg whites, corn, jalapeño, bell peppers, pico de gallo and cheese; and Smart Chicken Enchiladas, featuring chicken thighs, cheese, pico de gallo, salsa and rice tucked inside whole-grain tortillas (and totaling only 450 calories). Chicken Alfredo, Salmon Teriyaki and Spinach Enchiladas are other customer favorites. There are some 80 menu items to choose from, including snacks, salads, drinks and desserts.

Eat Fit Go's recipes are developed by a chef who formerly worked for Omaha Steaks. He uses several clever techniques to keep calories and carbs down — for instance, creating rice-like kernels out of cauliflower and noodles from zucchini. Sun-dried tomatoes, mango salsa, edamame and Greek yogurt are some of the healthy touches that pack a big flavor punch in the meals. He's also developed a healthy, in-house hot sauce called "Fit Sauce" that will add a spicy touch to any meal. All ingredients and nutrition information are printed on the packages.

Since opening in July at Greenwich and K-96, Eat Fit Go has attracted a steady stream of new customers and regulars. One common denominator is that many are busy people who want to eat a healthy meal without having to prepare it or spend time scouring a restaurant menu looking for one. The store is open 7 a.m.–8 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Sunday. Most customers get their meals to go, although they can heat them up and eat them in the sleek dining area.

"It just works for a lot of different people," Kris said.

Eat Fit Go
2564 N. Greenwich

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