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Three Clark County men are starting a food delivery service that pledges to provide a week’s worth of healthy meals for customers who don’t have time to cook or plan meals.

Ryan Kibler, Jake Parrett and Jonathan Scott, all graduates of Northwestern High School, recently provided free samples of their recipes at Winans in downtown Springfield. The business, which they’re calling Semper Sanus, will allow customers to order a week’s worth of meals online, then pick them up at a location in the 1700 block of East Main Street.

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All three are interested in nutrition and fitness and wanted to provide options for customers who are interested in eating better but don’t always know what to cook, said Kibler, who also works as a personal trainer at Springfield Health and Fitness. They also worked with local organizations like the Springfield Small Business Development Center for advice on starting the business.

“We figured we’d come out with options that tasted amazing but were also diet-friendly,” Kibler said.

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Together, the three said they can prepare between 300 to 500 meals a week and are looking to gain about 50 regular customers to start. They shop on Saturdays, prepare and cook the food on Sundays and allow customers to pick the meals up on Mondays.

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Both Parrett and Scott have a military background, which helped spur their interest in fitness, Scott said.

“We all kind of have a background of trying to be healthier,” Scott joked. “Some of us were forced to.”

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Meals include items like whole wheat spaghetti and meatballs, black bean burgers and salmon with brown rice and broccoli, and range from about $9.50 to $11 per meal. Some meals will also be rotated, Kibler said, so customers don’t get tired of eating the same items every week. There is a six-meal minimum per week.

“We’re going for fresh and never frozen, and you’ll know exactly what’s in your food when it comes to ingredients,” Kibler said. “Springfield doesn’t really have this kind of service.”



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