Hello Foodie Friends,

Well as the healthy eating trend continues and the number of restaurants & cafe’s that serve this market continue to pop up, I’m happy to share with you one that I believe is a true trend setter in this arena. Today’s feature is on Fit Foodz Cafe, located in West Boca (Clint Moore Rd & 441).  I had met Susan Klein, the owner of Fit Foodz Cafe years ago when I still worked for Investments Limited and organized a health food fair in Royal Palm Place right around the time she was starting Fit Foodz Cafe, back in 2011.  Susan’s passion for reinventing comfort foods in a healthier way stemmed from her own personal desire to change her lifestyle after being in the restaurant industry for over 20 years, to lose weight and eat healthier, in addition to incorporating an exercise regime into her schedule.

Fit Foodz Cafe offers a wide variety of healthy meals, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, homemade snacks, refreshing juices and replenishing smoothies. Also offered are the popular individually portioned meals that change weekly to keep things interesting. Susan’s mission is to ensure her customers are able to enjoy healthy food that is both delicious and satisfying. And boy does she accomplish this! The dishes are sooooooo creative and super tasty!!!  Check out some of the many delicious dishes we got to try during a recent blogger tasting:

From left to right: Field of Greens, The Hulk, French Toast, Paula’s Chocolate Peanut Butter & Wod Whacker

Quinoa Cheese Sticks – baked quinoa, garlic, Parmesan, egg whites, topped with shredded skim milk mozzarella served with a side of tomato sauce. $8.

 

Tuna Tartar – diced rare tuna, hot sweet chili sauce set atop diced avocados and served with cucumber rounds. $ MP

This tuna poke has skyrocketed to becoming one of my all time favorites!  My tablemates and I couldn’t stop eating this but reluctantly stopped knowing we had so much more before us yet to taste, lol! Don’t let the “hot sweet chili sauce” in the title scare you if you are sensitive to heat. It’s really not hot at all, take it from this heat whimp.

Stacey’s Strawberry Salad – mixed greens, strawberries, walnuts, goat cheese, mushrooms and red onions tossed with a house vinaigrette. $11

Just look at those strawberries…do you think they could be more perfect?!? The answer is NO! They were served at the peak of their ripeness and so sweet and delicious and paired extremely well with the goat cheese and nuts. It was unanimous, we all loved this salad. The combination of ingredients played very nicely together creating a very balanced dish.

“Nut”maste Salad – mixed greens, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, craisins, dried apricots and gorgonzola tossed in a house vinaigrette. $12.

Nut lovers rejoice. This salad is made in your honor and has your name written all over it! It is packed with a whole lot of nuts, so much so that for me, I found it a bit hard to detect the mixed greens.

Zoodles with Pesto – pasta shaped zucchini, sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli and homemade pesto sauce.

I loved, loved this dish. The zucchini zoodles were so yummy (and long!!!) I would have these any day over regular spaghetti noodles. The sauteed veggies were cooked perfectly and the sauce was out of this world. I loved all the flavors and can’t wait to come back and have this dish again…

Chicken Pad Thai – Rice noodles, diced chicken, Thai peanut sauce, raw carrots, raw bean sprouts, cilantro and crushed peanuts. $14

I have to admit I was a little skeptical when I saw we were being served chicken pad Thai because let’s face it, last time I checked, we were not in a Thai restaurant and that is the only place I have ever had this dish before. I was pleasantly surprised that all components of this dish came together and the flavor profiles were spot on and riveled any pad Thai you might find at your local Thai restaurant, but I bet this tasty healthy version will leave you feeling a little lighter.

Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Bolognese – spaghetti squash topped with homemade turkey sauce. $13

I was excited to see this on our tasting menu because I had only been to Fit Foodz once before and had this dish and loved it, so I couldn’t wait to have it again. I can’t recommend it enough. Come, try, fall in love! 🙂

Desserts: Top – gluten free chocolate brownies, gluten free chocolate cake Bottom: chocolate chip “moon pies” & raw bars

-Gluten free choc cake/brownies- gluten free all purpose flour, raw cocoa, egg whites, vanilla, canola oil, water, baking powder, raw turbinado- for the brownies I added some natural peanut butter, for the  cake I added a vegan frosting

-Almond butter cookies- almond butter, raw turbinado sugar, baking soda, egg whites and choc chips.

-Raw bars- homemade almond butter and date paste, chia, almonds, walnuts, vanilla, pumpkin seeds, raw protein, vegan choc chips, coconut flakes, almond milk

I couldn’t believe how delicious the gluten free desserts were! I didn’t miss the gluten one bit.

Susan Klein was on to something 7 years ago and thanks to her and her dedicated staff at Fit Foodz Cafe, through their hard work and deliverance of exceptional quality food, they have become a staple in the lives of many in the South Florida region.

In addition to her thriving business, Susan has touched the community of South Florida with her philanthropy. She has donated both food and money to many charities and organizations and also participates in local events to show her support. “Giving back to my community is of the utmost importance,” she says. “If we thrive as a community, we can also thrive as individuals.”

Well said Susan, and we wish you many more continued years of success and hope that our readers come in and tell you they heard about you from Denise Righetti from Savor Our City.

Fit Foodz Cafe is located at 9704 Clint Moore Rd, A-108, Boca Raton  561.451.1420

Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri 9am – 8pm; Sat – Sun 9:30am – 7pm

Until we eat again…

I send you delicious wishes, xo

Denise