Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Site UNseen

Once upon a time, Hermosa Beach had a nice enough sort of "healthy" diner. Rocky Cola Cafe's menu had the first egg white omelet I'd ever seen. It didn't appeal, so having dined there once, we never went back. We were content, just passing by it.

And then one day "For Sale" appeared in the window. "What do you think will replace it?" we asked each other.

Today is the grand opening of My Fit Foods. I can tell you about it because I picked up their menu /brochure from the counter of (you guessed it) our gym this morning. I wondered about the use of the word "fit" which is an English thing. A woman there might say of a man she fancies, "Oh, he's ever so fit!" But when I looked this place up, I found that the chain originates in Texas aka "The Land of the Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy"! when the hell did Texas decide to become fit? This investigation may involve a road trip ...

The back of the menu states that by eating there and working with their nutrition coaches -- a position being offered on their Website YESTERDAY along with "Cooks Wanted" - the averaqge woman loses 6 to 12 lbs. and the average man 10-18 lbs.

At the bottom of the page it suggests drinking 8 oz. water, 1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry juice, lemon juice and 1 T Bragg apple cider vinegar you can "cleanse" your liver. "It takes a while to get used to the taste" is wild understatement.

"But what about the food?" you ask hungrily. Here are some sample items

Breakfast - Mix 'n Mash consists of 5:1 eggs (whatever those are) chicken breast, converted rice, yellow and red bell peppers and "a touch of real cheese" (which appears in other dishes and sounds disheartening to me.)

Lunch - An Alaskan wild-caught fillet of salmon that is perfectly seasoned, then baked and served on a bed of quinoa alongside fresh broccoli. Smll $8.75, Medium $10.25 or Large $12.50

Dinner: "Funner"Fish Sticks - Enjoy a blast from your childhood with almond meal and flaxseed-coated tlipia with creamy dill dripping sauce with cinnamon carrots and green bean veggies. Small $7.25 Medium $8.75 Large $10.75

Snack: the Picnic Time of Fuji apple slices, almonds, dried cranberries, grapes, Nut Thins( rice and almond flour) and Monterey Jack cheese. One size $4.50

No wine nor beer list so proceed at your own discretion, but don't look for me because I won't be there! Try the Mickey D's next door...

Hermosa Beach - 1005 Pacific Coast Hwy
Torrance - 2543-G Pacific Coast Hwy at Crenshaw

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