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Panera’s Hidden and Healthy Menu

21 Jan

We all have our dirty little secrets, and Panera just spilled theirs. The chain restaurant has launched a few awesome menu items that are not listed on the boards in the store. You have to be part of the cool club to know about these goodies – consider this your invitation in.

P added dishes that are packed full of clean, nutrient dense dishes from sun up to sun down. Here are a few of my favs.

Breakfast

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Power Breakfast Egg White Bowl with Roasted Turkey

Roasted all-natural, Antibiotic-free turkey, egg whites, warm baby spinach, roasted peppers, and basil Pesto.

Lunch

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Power Chicken Hummus Bowl

All-natural, Antibiotic-free chicken, with cilantro jalapeno hummus, baby spinach, cucumbers, diced tomatoes & red onions finished with fresh squeezed lemon & fresh chopped cilantro.

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Power Steak Lettuce Wraps

Seared top-sirloin, leaf lettuce, cucumbers, diced tomatoes & red onions, basil pesto and finished with fresh lemon juice.

While the menu is small, the dishes look spot on. I can’t wait to give these hidden dishes a whirl. When ordering, just tell them you are ordering from the “Hidden Menu” and they’ll take it from there. Sa-weeeet.

Now, if someone could just explain to me why we are hiding the good stuff? Well, that’s a topic for another day.

What item are you looking to try?

What other “hidden” menus do you know of?  I know Starbucks has a hidden menu, but always default to my grande Pike.

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2 Responses to “Panera’s Hidden and Healthy Menu”

  1. Elle January 21, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    I received an email about this too! I’m so excited especially since I’m trying “clean eating”. I wish they would advertise these items more!

    • BalancingB January 30, 2013 at 11:06 am #

      Agree! I would love to see these items on the regular menu. Healthy should be standard, not ‘special’.

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