PaneraMost restaurant secret menus are just that – secret. Well, at Panera Bread, the secret menu has a different spin.

Fondly referred to as its power menu, Panera made up the hidden menu on its own. You won’t find it on any of the restaurant’s literature, but if you ask for it, the employees will most certainly know what you are talking about.

Full of high-protein, no-bread, low processed carbs, Panera’s secret menu packs a powerful punch when it comes to your daily nutrition needs and desire for a heart-healthy meal.

For those of you working the Weight Watchers points system, check out panerapoints.com to learn the points value of these hidden power menu items. Between four and nine points, these secret meals make counting points and staying energized, healthy, and full very easy to do.

  1. Power Chicken Hummus Bowl

Panera’s Power Chicken Hummus Bowl comes served with antibiotic-free chicken, creamy cilantro jalapeno hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, spinach, fresh-squeezed lemon, and cilantro.

An unusual take on the classic chicken salad, the bowl combines healthy veggies with protein from the hummus and chicken.

  1. chicken bowlPower Steak Lettuce Wraps

Since too much bread is never a good thing, enjoy your steak sandwich with lettuce instead.

Use the lettuce to cover your seared lemon pesto-topped top sirloin, and stuff your wraps with cucumbers, red onions, tomatoes, and a squeeze of fresh lemon.power steak lettuce wrap

  1. Power Mediterranean Roasted Turkey Salad

The Mediterranean diet is a heart-healthy, low-calorie eating plan. At Panera, you can dabble in this diet by ordering the Power Mediterranean Roasted Turkey Salad, made of antibiotic-free roasted turkey, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, red onions, Kalamata olives, heart-healthy extra-virgin olive oil, and a dose of fresh-squeezed lemon juice.

Enjoy this dish for lunch or dinner, and you might even see the Mediterranean Sea when you close your eyes.

  1. Power Breakfast Egg White Bowl with Roasted Turkey

Panera’s Power Egg White Bowl is healthy and then some!

Packed full of protein, your taste buds will delight in the mix of egg whites, basil pesto, antibiotic-free turkey, roasted peppers, and baby spinach.

If you’re hungry, ask for the whole egg instead of egg whites.power egg white bowl with turkey

  1. Power Breakfast Egg Bowl with Steak

This bowl is a cheery way to start your day.. It’s got protein, veggies, and lots of flavor.

Panera adds seared top sirloin, tomato, and avocado to all-natural eggs served sunny-side up. Mix it all together and enjoy the healthy benefits of every item in the bowl. No wonder it’s a favorite with Paleo dieters.power egg bowl with steak

  1. Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Under 400 hundred calories, who’d imagine this dish is filling? It is!

Loaded with all natural, antibiotic-free chicken, romaine lettuce, baby spinach, fresh tomatoes, Panera’s signature apple-wood smoked bacon, chopped hard-boiled eggs, extra virgin olive oil (added at your discretion) and freshly squeezed lemon juice, this dish is a feast for the eyes and the stomach.

Give it a try, and you’ll be back for more.chicken salad

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