Any health-conscious consumer has probably scoped out Panera’s nutrition menu for a few healthy items for on-the-go eating. Sadly, the broccoli cheese bread bowl doesn’t make the cut for most diets.
But Panera now has a “hidden menu.” These alternative items are more in line with a high-protein, low processed-carbs diet.
You won’t find these items on the traditional menu, but employees at every location are guaranteed to know what you’re ordering — something that doesn’t always happen at Starbucks or other locations boasting “secret menu” items. (I felt the need to test this claim at a nearby Panera location in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the cashier didn’t even hesitate.)
Given that every item, oddly, has the word “power” in the title, they probably should have just called it the “Power Menu.”
Here are the items on the menu:
Power Breakfast Egg White Bowl with Roasted Turkey – Sliced roasted all-natural turkey, egg whites, warm baby spinach, roasted peppers, and basil pesto. 190 calories, 7 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 500 mg sodium, 7 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 25 g protein
Power Breakfast Egg Bowl with Steak – Sliced top sirloin steak, two all-natural eggs, sliced avocados, and sliced tomatoes. 230 calories, 15 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 310 mg sodium, 5 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 20 g protein
Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad – A salad made with sliced, all-natural chicken, baby spinach, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, applewood-smoked bacon, diced eggs, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil. 380 calories, 20 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 690 mg sodium, 12 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 35 g protein
Power Mediterranean Roasted Turkey Salad – A salad with sliced, all-natural roasted turkey, baby spinach, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, kalamata olives, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, and extra virgin olive oil. 320 calories, 21 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 830 mg sodium, 12 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 22 g protein
Power Chicken Hummus Bowl – Sliced all-natural chicken, with cilantro jalapeno hummus, baby spinach, cucumbers, diced tomatoes, red onions, fresh-squeezed lemon juice, and fresh-chopped cilantro. 330 calories, 13 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 590 mg sodium, 23 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 33 g protein
Power Steak Lettuce Wraps – Sliced top-sirloin, leaf lettuce, cucumbers, diced tomatoes, red onions, basil pesto, and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. 280 calories, 16 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 310 mg sodium, 7 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 28 g protein
(h/t Brand Eating)