Have you tried the new Broth Bowls from Panera yet? What are you waiting for? They are seriously delicious, super filling, and made with the best ingredients. The bowls are Asian inspired and contain an umami soy-miso broth. The “soy-miso” part had me concerned because I’m not a huge fan of miso soup, but they taste nothing like miso soup. I enjoy them so much that I’ve ordered one the past three times I’ve been there!
The Lentil Quinoa Bowl with Chicken contains chicken, quinoa, brown rice, a lentil blend, tomato sofrito, kale and spinach. There’s also a lemon wheel and of course the unami soy-miso broth. With whole grains and lean protein, this bowl is a powerhouse. It has 7g of fiber and 34g of protein, so this meal will keep you going for a long time. This is my favorite so far.
Nutrition Stats: Calories 410, Fat 9g, Carbs 52g, Fiber 7g, Protein 34g, Points+ 11
The Lentil Quinoa Bowl with Cage-Free Egg contains egg instead of chicken, but the rest of the ingredients are the same. I haven’t tried this one yet. It sounds good but I just prefer chicken over egg for a main meal. It’s strictly a matter of preference. This bowl also has impressive stats with 7g of fiber and 19g of protein!
Nutrition Stats: Calories 380, Fat 13g, Carbs 51g, Fiber 7g, Protein 19g, Points+ 10
The Soba Noodle Bowl with Chicken contains chicken, soba buckwheat noodles, spinach, napa cabbage blend, roasted mushroom and onion blend, sesame seeds, and cilantro in the umami soy-miso broth. The flavor of this bowl was delicious, and it was very filling. It only has 3g of fiber compared to 7g of fiber in the other bowls, so that’s something to keep in mind if you are concerned with your fiber intake. I thoroughly enjoyed this meal, but I prefer quinoa to the noodles. Again, this is just a personal preference.
Nutrition Stats: Calories 380, Fat 9g, Carbs 47g, Fiber 3g, Protein 31g, Points+ 10
The Soba Noodle Bowl with Edamame contains a fire roasted edamame blend instead of chicken, but the rest of the ingredients are the same. I haven’t tried this one yet. I always tend to gravitate towards the meals with meat! 😉 I do love edamame though, so I will try this one eventually.
Nutrition Stats: Calories 370, Fat 12g, Carbs 52g, Fiber 7g, Protein 17g, Points+ 10
Sprouted Whole Grain Roll
Nutrition Stats: Calories 160, Fat 1g, Carbs 33g, Fiber 2g, Protein 6g, Points+ 4
Nutrition Stats: Calories 180, Fat 1g, Carbs 36g, Fiber 1g, Protein 6g, Points+ 5
Soft Dinner Roll
Nutrition Stats: Calories 190, Fat 3.5g, Carbs 32g, Fiber 1g, Protein 6g, Points+ 5
Nutrition Stats: Calories 80, Fat 0g, Carbs 21g, Fiber 4g, Protein 0g, Points+ 0
Panera Potato Chips
Nutrition Stats: Calories 150, Fat 8g, Carbs 17g, Fiber 1g, Protein 2g, Points+ 4
Panera Baked Crisps
Nutrition Stats: Calories 130, Fat 2.5g, Carbs 25g, Fiber 2g, Protein 1g, Points+ 3
You can also request not to have a side at all, but you are already paying for it. If it’s not in your calorie budget to have the side, you could always get it to take home for later!
Overall, I highly recommend the Panera Broth Bowls. They are delicious and filling, and you get a big serving for the calories! The ingredients are high quality, as they use antibiotic-free chicken, organic quinoa and brown rice, and cage-free eggs. Check them out the next time you visit Panera!
NOTE: The images in this post are from Panera’s website. Post last updated 3/15/15.
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