WEST TOWN — Kitchfix, a ready-to-eat meal delivery service, has chosen NFL Draft Week to announce that "pro"-sized meals are now available for subscribers who are hardcore athletes, CrossFit converts and everyday marathoners.
About 30 percent larger than its large portions, the "pro" version of Kitchfix's individually portioned meals is geared to health-conscious athletes and gym enthusiasts who lead active lives, said Kitchfix's founder and Chef Josh Katt.
A "Pro"-sized meal of almond crusted chicken tenders with roasted green beans, organic sweet potato spears, and paleo honey mustard sauce [Kitchfix]
Katt, a Humboldt Park resident who oversees a kitchen staff of 15 at 1731 W. Grand Ave. in West Town, said that its existing medium and large meals are between 500 and 700 calories. The new pro version has about 30 percent more food and calories.
"Athletes have a bigger appetite and need more calories," Katt said of his custom dinners and snacks prepared daily for subscribers' specific dietary needs, including anti-inflammatory and gluten-free ingredients and options for those on the Paleo diet.
"We cook for other top performers, like Elisabeth Akinwale, a Crossfit champion who made it to a national competition, and many people in training for races," Katt said.
The meals cost $18 for pro servings, $15 for large and $12 for smaller portions, and snacks are in the $5 to $10 range. Weekly packages can be delivered, or picked up at homes, offices and select gyms in the city.
Katt said that the impetus for adding the pro meals was driven by customer request.
"We have had a good response so far. It's not only food for athletes, but for people that want a bit more food," Katt said.
(l.) Medium, large and pro sized portions of almond crusted chicken tenders with roasted green beans, organic sweet potato spears, and paleo honey mustard sauce [Kitchfix]
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