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Panera Bread's Healthy Secret Menu is Packed Full of Options

Known for their hearty soups, sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches and refreshing salads, Panera Bread has the perfect menu options for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And who could forget about their bakery items? Fresh breads, giant cookies, danishes, bagels, you name it Panera Bread has all of your needs covered. Being one of the healthier fast-food chains out there, Panera Bread has an additional secret menu that they offer to customers. The hidden menu is made up of healthy options which are low calorie, low carb, and high protein. If you're a loyal customer or stop in a Panera Bread on your lunch break during the week, you'll want to know all about the Panera secret menu options.

The Panera Secret Menu is Healthy and Creative

1. Power Chicken Hummus Bowl

High in protein and fiber, Panera's Power Chicken Hummus Bowl is packed with antibiotic-free chicken, cilantro jalapeño hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, spinach and lemon wedges for fresh flavor. This power bowl is nutritious and full of flavor.

2. Power Steak Lettuce Wraps

Panera serves a pretty tasty steak sandwich, but sometimes you just want to stick to something low carb and avoid the bread. This power bowl comes with tender, sliced top sirloin, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and lettuce to make a wrap. It's also finished off with lemon juice and basil pesto.

3. Power Breakfast Egg White Bowl with Roasted Turkey

Get your day started the right way with this breakfast bowl. It's high in protein from the egg whites, turkey, warm baby spinach and roasted peppers. The generous drizzling of basil pesto adds even more flavor and pretty color.

4. Power Breakfast Egg Bowl with Steak

If you want something a little heartier for breakfast or lunch, this bowl will do. Eggs, sirloin steak, avocado, and sliced tomatoes will make you forget all about that breakfast sandwich.

5. Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad

I love fresh, Mediterranean flavors, so I would definitely order this secret menu item from Panera. This salad bowl comes with baby spinach, romaine lettuce, chicken, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, and onions.

The dressing, which comes on the side, is a simple combination of fresh lemon juice and olive oil.

6. Power Mediterranean Roasted Turkey Salad

A simple salad bowl made with spinach, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions, roasted turkey, olive oil and lemon juice is a wonderfully healthy option from the hidden menu. Aren't you glad to know Paneras inside scoop?!

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