San Antonio Chef Cooking Up Perfectly Fit Meals To Go
If you love the tasty tacos from Sangria On The Burg or the buttery biscuits from Alamo Biscuit Company, then you are going to be thrilled to know that the owner and chef of these popular eateries has cooked up something new--and healthy! Perfectly Fit Meals is the latest project from Ceasar Zepeda and it's a big departure from his current ventures.
"It started because my team at Sangria and I all wanted to start eating healthier ourselves," says the 39-year-old chef. "Exercise has always been my release but I've found it harder to lose weight as I've gotten older. My trainer attributed it to my diet. When your job involves tasting food all day long, you have to be extremely disciplined, and even then it's pretty hard to stay on track," he admits.
With 16-years of experience under his belt, Zepeda decided to start creating healthier, pre-portioned meals to keep himself accountable. He started swapping out fats and oils for spices and seasonings to create restaurant quality meals so flavorful, that it didn't feel like "dieting."
"People want to enjoy delicious food," says Zepeda who uses all his usual cooking methods from smoking, to grilling to prepare his meals. "It was a fun challenge to create recipes that are not only good for you, they taste great too."
When the current pandemic forced restaurants to rely on takeout options, Zepeda decided to turn his new found hobby into a side hustle, and Perfectly Fit Meals was born. Every Wednesday, the chef posts a new menu on his Instagram page and customers choose from a 10 or 15 meal option for the week. All meals are gluten-free, and can be customized to accommodate for food allergies, dietary restrictions, and even personal macro plans.
Perfectly Fit Meals is about more than losing weight--it's about enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
"When you change your diet you not only look better, you feel better," says Zepeda. "The biggest compliment I get is when people tell me, 'I feel great.'"
To see the menu and order meals visit PerfectlyFitMeals on Instagram and DM your order. Prices range from $90-$150 per week. All orders must be placed by Saturday at noon, and pickup is every Tuesday at Alamo Biscuit Company, 9630 Huebner Rd. This week only---mention B-Fit SA when you order and reeive 10% off of 10 meals or more.