Category Archives: FAQs

Behind The Scenes: Preparing Our Meals

If you have eaten any of Fresh ‘N Fit Cuisine’s meals you know that our food is always fresh and delicious. What you may not know is the hard work and preparation that goes into making your food every week.

Each season, our professional culinary team, led by our 4 chefs, spend a countless amount of hours thoughtfully creating our 5 gourmet menus. By using  locally and regionally sourced ingredients, our food reflects the true flavors of the season. Our in-house Registered Dietitian then makes sure that all of our meals are nutritionally balanced for our 1,200 and 1,800 calories per day plans.

Each meal is weighed to make sure that the portion sizes are accurate, then they are sealed using our state-of-the-art packing machine. Once they are packaged, our distribution team loads them into our fleet of refrigerated trucks to deliver them to our 115+ pickup locations around Atlanta.

Still not sure if Fresh ‘N Fit Cuisine’s meals are right for you? Try one of our 5 chef prepared menus that include Paleo, Low Carb, Healthy Mix, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free today and you can save 10% off your first order with promo code BLOG10.

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Eating low carb

Many of our customers come to us with questions about a low carb diet so today, we’re sharing an article written by our registered dietitian, Julia Lott. Read below and then check out our video featuring highlights of our low carb menu!

In recent years, many people have adopted a reduced carb diet lifestyle.  It seems that the Low Carb diet is here to stay.  First of all, let’s define what a carbohydrate is?  A carbohydrate is a compound composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, which includes fiber, starches and sugars.   Once eaten, the body turns carbohydrates into sugar called glucose.   Glucose is then used for energy.  If there is any leftover glucose not used up for energy it is stored as fat.  A carbohydrate is one of three macronutrients that we eat every day; the other two being fat and protein.  In general, these three macronutrients create our total daily calorie intake.

So what does low carbohydrate intake mean and how can it be beneficial to one’s health?  A low carbohydrate diet can range from 50 to 150 grams a carbohydrate a day.  Each individual has different nutrient needs.  There has not been a specific value determined to define the amount of carbohydrate grams in a low carb diet.  The values can vary due to such things as health status and physical activity.

There are many benefits to consuming a low carb diet.  Many low carb diets are naturally gluten free (Gluten is a protein is found in grains, such as wheat, barley, and rye).  Additionally, a low carb diet can give a jump start in reaching weight loss goals.  Furthermore, it can be beneficial to individuals with nutrition related diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  Consuming a low carbohydrate diet can allow individuals to experiment and try a variety of healthful non-starchy vegetables.  Some examples of non-starchy vegetables are spinach, zucchini, asparagus, broccoli, and mushrooms.  These vegetables are rich in the fiber, Vitamin C, A, and K.  Vitamin C is protects against cell damage;  Vitamin A aids in making your immune system stronger and lastly; Vitamin K helps wound healing, bone health and prevents hardening of the arteries.

Fresh ‘n Fit Cuisine TM has created an exciting NEW Low Carb Menu that offers seasonal carbohydrate controlled meals that let you stay on stay on track with your weight loss and/or maintenance goals.  See our complete menu at freshnfitcuisine.com.

What does it mean to be a USDA inspected kitchen?

Fresh ‘n Fit Cuisine is proud to have the ONLY USDA inspected kitchen in Atlanta. Having a USDA inspected kitchen means that our kitchen has a USDA inspector present onsite when food is in production or being packed. Our kitchen must meet much stricter food preperation and safety requirements than a kitchen that is only inspected by the local health department. Our food is routinely tested by outside labs as required by USDA regulations. Other pre-prepared meal plan companies in Atlanta are NOT USDA inspected and some even use volunteers to package their food! At Fresh ‘n Fit, we believe in the peace of mind and confidence this extra step provides our customers!

Spring menu collage

Left to Right: Indonesian Pulled Pork with Sugar Snap Peas, Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Fiesta Salad with Roasted Corn, & Tomato & Thyme Jus with Tri Color Pasta and Summer Squash

It is our recommendation that if you’re concerned about receiving the safest, freshest, and highest quality meals, a USDA inspected kitchen provides the assurance that you’re looking for! Interested in touring our kitchen and facility! Just call our customer service team at 678-208-0341 and they’ll be happy to set you up! If you’re buying a meal plan anywhere else, ask them to see their kitchen!