They haven't been open very long so I wanted to find out more about Energy Kitchen. It turns out they have other locations in the United States, most of which are in New York, and offer guilt-free meals that are always grilled, baked or steamed. At under 500 calories a pop for each menu item, you can control your caloric intake much easier than counting a bunch of numbers, and it isn't packed with sodium (or other mystery ingredients). I figured, what can I lose (except a couple of pounds) so I paid them a visit.
The first thing I noticed was their slogan "Fast Food Doesn't Have To Be Fat Food." Yeah, yeah I'll be the judge of that. My pet peeve with low-fat, reduced-calorie food is that many times, it tastes like cardboard and it leaves you hungry. I eat healthier but I sacrifice flavor. No bueno for me. I looked at the menu board above the register and saw it included salads and wraps, better burgers, fit fries & sides, and smart shakes. It was lunchtime, so I ordered a Chicken Fajita Wrap, consisting of a Cajun seasoned grilled chicken breast with peppers, onions, fat-free cheddar cheese, salsa and fat-free sour cream in a whole wheat wrap. (356 calories) I was a little worried with all the "fat-free" in that description but in the name of bathing suit season, I went for it. As a side, I ordered the Baked Sweet Potato Fries (237 calories) and of course, washed it all down with a Diet Coke.
Holy skinny jeans, it tasted fantastic! If I hadn't known that all the ingredients were healthy and low in fat, I would've never guessed it. The chicken was juicy and the whole combination tasted like a regular, flavorful fajita minus the big butt afterward. I didn't miss the fried part of the sweet potato fries and they complemented my wrap well. Who would've known? These people can cook up a nice meal that's healthy. What I noticed most when I was finished was that I was satisfied, (didn't even get to try a shake) but yet I didn't feel that overly-full, bogged-down feeling you get when you overeat an unhealthy, fat-filled meal. I can do this.