Star City 6: Natasha Plooster
Providing fresh, perfectly portioned, nutritionally balanced, grab-and-go meals, Eat Fit Go (www.eatfitgo.com) recently opened a Lincoln location at 2901 S. 84th Street. Natasha Plooster is President of Eat Fit Go Lincoln.
Tell us a little about your business. – At Eat Fit Go it’s all about eating well and living better, without the work. You are what you eat! Our chefs prepare everything daily from scratch to guarantee the highest quality meals for our customers’ enjoyment.
How did you get started in the business? – The convenience of healthy food has always been a challenge for our active family. It often seemed like all I did all day was either plan a meal, shop for groceries or prepare meals on any downtime to keep the family properly nourished. I was burnt out and wished that there was a better solution. That’s how Eat Fit Go was started. It is the solution that I longed for. Our refrigerator is now full of nutritious, portion-controlled meals, to ensure that we are eating well even when we are on the run.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – Balance. I have never been able to leave my work behind at the office. I take great pride in providing the best service, and to me, there is no such thing as an 8 hour work day.
Tell us a little about your family. – There is never a dull moment in our home with our three children, all under the age of three. Our oldest, twins, Theo and Grace, will soon be turning three and William, our youngest, is 16 months. My husband, Matt, is also a business owner. And lastly, we have two big dogs, Wrigley and Max.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – If there is such a thing as a day off, I love to take my family on adventures around Lincoln. We live in such an amazing community; it’s such a joy to see it through my children’s eyes.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I was actually born in Russia and came to America when I was 9 years old. Through hard work and dedication, my mother and I learned the language and are now living the American dream.
What are you the most proud of? – My family.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Loyal.
If you could have a super power, what would it be? – Multiple arms! There’s always a child to hold and an additional task to accomplish. Sometimes all you need is another set of hands.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – A doctor, but unfortunately I’m terrified of blood and needles.
What local non-profit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why? – I am on the Board of Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach, as well as a committee member of Matt Talbot’s Ending Homelessness Initiative. Matt Talbot is such an incredible organization that helps the working poor of Lincoln. The staff and guests there are truly inspiring.
What is your favorite local restaurant? – Eat Fit Go!
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