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All about portion at GymsKitchen

Published:Thursday | October 6, 2016 | 10:00 AMRandy Bowman
Anytime is good for a salad with Kenesha Miller.
Cool down anytime of day with a glass of blended fruit punch.
Natashia Mitchell refreshes herself with a green juice.
The tasty jerked chicken wheat wrap.
A great post-workout dish, the spinach stuffed chicken is served with sweet potatoes and vegetables
Fresh and ready for consumption, the Astoria salad.
One of the favourite anytime dishes, the smoked pork chops.
The green detox juice. Perfect with or without a dish.
Rider Kishay Farquharson is ready for the road with freshly made orders.
Head chef Leon Francis walks out proudly with the banana protein shake made with the SPRY velocity nutrition vanilla protein.
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When it comes to food, Jamaicans love it 'nuff'. Portion was not a popular phrase as it is today. But still, not many eateries pay keen attention to serving size, but GymsKitchen is about to change that. Located literally next to a gym on Dunrobin Avenue, co-owner of the establishment Kenesha Miller told Food that she opened a little over a year ago. Seeing a gap that needed to be filled, she told Food, "In Jamaica, persons just eat whatever they feel like, with no limit on the amount of calories they consume. So it is quite natural for persons to go into a restaurant and order three boiled dumplings, two fingers of banana and a slice of potato along with their protein."

She continued, "At GymsKitchen, we take the hassle out of what to eat with the two categories of food post-workout or an anytime meal. In other words, you have to earn your calories," said Miller with a smile.

The post-workout dish is to be eaten after the most active part of your day as it contains the most carbohydrates. While the anytime dish replaces carbohydrates with good fats such as pear, nuts and seeds.

Reminders

And just in case you were not aware of the portions and felt like you should get more, the sign is prominently displayed at the front of the building as the perfect reminder.

Not one to count calories? GymsKitchen makes it easy and with their delicious and wide array at dishes they are sure you wont' mind.

The spinach stuffed chicken breast served with sweet potatoes and vegetables was nothing short of scrumptious, and surprisingly filling. Served with a blended fruit punch, it was the complement to a perfectly balanced meal, perfect for after a workout.

Open Mondays to Thursdays 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., patrons are not limited to takeout. Delivery as well as dine-in options are offered.

Contact info:

Tel: 632-7856, 882-0932, 319-3587

Email: gymskitchenja@gmail.com

Facebook: GymKitchenJa

Instagram: gymskitchen_ja

randy.bowman@gleanerjm.com