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The Panera Bread Secret Menu

Panera Bread offers a secret menu and it is fantastic.

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Oct 29, 2015
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anera Bread is known for their healthy cuisine that really satisfies. We love the bread here (seriously, we could eat that stuff all day long). But often times loading up with carbs, is a big diet buster. But in case you are looking for something that is lower in carbs, Panera Bread has you covered with some fantastic healthy options that you won't find on the regular menu. That's right, just like a lot of other places out there, Panera Bread offers a secret menu and it is actually really fantastic. The secret menu was unveiled back in 2013 by the Panera Bread company and featured healthy dishes that were bread free. So unlike many other companies whose secret menus were brought about or invented by their customers, Panera Bread introduced it's own.

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So, while it is not exactly a huge secret that they have a hidden menu, it is still fun to try something new once and a while. It's cool to order from a secret menu, and they offer tons of great options that you may have never heard of before. You will not find the secret menu posted with the regular menu offerings, but if you know what to ask for, you can be on your way to finding something new to love at Panera Bread. Because secret menus are so trendy, it only makes sense that we at Tabelog would give you the lowdown on our new favorite crave, Panera Bread. So without further adieu, we present you with the Panera Bread Secret Menu.

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  • Power Breakfast Egg Bowl with Steak

    A low-carb Egg & Steak Breakfast Bowl

    This Steak Breakfast Bowl features two eggs, seared top sirloin, and is then topped with sliced tomato and avocado. This is the perfect choice if you are looking for a low carb alternative to the tempting breads that they serve here. This will give you that extra punch to start your day and go the extra mile. This is a protein powerhouse that will fill you up without weighing you down. Avocado has a bevvy of health benefits. The avocado is giving you Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium and did you know that Eating Avocados Can Lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels? The tomatoes are great in that tomatoes are an excellent source of the vitamin C and other antioxidants, and tomatoes can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.

    Nutritional Stats: 230 calories, 5g carbs, 20g of protein.

    How to get it: Tell them you want to order off of the Secret Menu. Then, simply ask for the Power Breakfast Egg Bowl with Steak.

    Power Breakfast Egg Bowl with Steak
  • Panera Bread Power Breakfast Egg White Bowl with Roasted Turkey

    A low-carb Egg White & Turkey Breakfast Bowl

    This Turkey Breakfast Bowl features roasted all-natural, antibiotic-free turkey, egg whites, baby-spinach, roasted peppers, and basil pesto. Keeping it fresh as usual, this bowl is a great way to fill up without all the unnecessary carbs that weigh you down. We love the fact that this dish utilizes egg whites, which pack a punch of protein without the yolk. The roasted red peppers give it a rustic flavor and the basil pesto is a lively finish in flavor.

    Nutritional Stats: 180 calories, 7g carbs, 25g of protein.

    How to get it: Tell them you want to order off of the Secret Menu. Then simply ask for the Power Breakfast Egg White Bowl with Roasted Turkey.

    Panera Bread Power Breakfast Egg White Bowl with Roasted Turkey
  • Panera Bread Power Chicken Hummus Bowl

    A low-carb Chicken & Hummus Bowl

    The Power Chicken Hummus Bowl features all-natural, antibiotic-free chicken, cilantro jalapeno hummus, baby spinach, cucumber slices, diced tomatoes and red onions. Everything is finished off with fresh-squeezed lemon and chopped cilantro. There are a lot of vibrant flavors and the freshness of ingredients really shines through in this bowl. The cilantro and jalapeno give the dish a great subtle bite, that really brightens of the palate and the cucumber and tomato offer a nice cool finish. The tomatoes are great in that tomatoes are an excellent source of the vitamin C and other antioxidants, and tomatoes can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.

    Nutritional Stats: 330 calories, 23g carbs, 33g of protein.

    How to get it: Tell them you want to order off of the Secret Menu. Then simply ask for the Power Chicken Hummus Bowl.

    Panera Bread Power Chicken Hummus Bowl
  • Panera Bread Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad

    A low-carb Mediterranean Chicken Salad

    The Mediterranean Chicken Salad features all-natural, antibiotic-free chicken, romaine lettuce, baby spinach, tomatoes, crisp apple-wood smoked bacon, chopped hard-boiled eggs, extra-virgin olive oil, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. This dish really exemplifies Mediterranean cuisine. First off, this is a beautifully presented dish, with lots of vibrant color. The 35g of protein that you find in this one is a real winner when you are looking to increase protein or need an extra boost to get through the day. The tomatoes are great in that tomatoes are an excellent source of the vitamin C and other antioxidants, and tomatoes can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.

    Nutritional Stats: 360 calories, 12g carbs, 35g of protein.

    How to get it: Tell them you want to order off of the Secret Menu. Then simply ask for the Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad.

    Panera Bread Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad
  • Panera Bread Power Mediterranean Roasted Turkey Salad

    A low-carb Mediterranean Turkey Salad

    The Mediterranean Roasted Turkey Salad features all-natural, antibiotic free roasted turkey, romaine lettuce, baby spinach, tomatoes, red onions, kalamata olives, extra-virgin olive oil, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. The lemon and turkey, along with the rustic flavor of the kalamata olives provides a wonderful flavor base to this dish. The tomatoes and onions really give it a vibrant color that is pleasing to the eye. All these flavors combined are very palate pleasing. If you are looking for reduced fat version, you could opt to skip the olive oil. The tomatoes are great in that tomatoes are an excellent source of the vitamin C and other antioxidants, and tomatoes can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.

    Nutritional Stats: 320 calories, 12g carbs, 22g of protein.

    How to get it: Tell them you want to order off of the Secret Menu. Then simply ask for the Power Mediterranean Roasted Turkey Salad.

    Panera Bread Power Mediterranean Roasted Turkey Salad
  • Panera Bread Power Steak Lettuce Wraps

    A low-carb Steak Lettuce Wraps

    The Power Steak Lettuce Wraps meal features top sirloin, lettuce for making the wraps, sliced cucumbers, diced onions and tomatoes, then finished off with both lemon juice and basil pesto. The basil and lemon flavor really shines through in this dish, giving it an extra zip and complementing the beefiness of the steak very well. The tomatoes are great in that tomatoes are an excellent source of the vitamin C and other antioxidants, and tomatoes can help combat the formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.The lettuce wraps are a great alternative to a traditional bread wrap, which we find just adds unnecessary calories to a dish. The lettuce wrap is a more fresh take on the traditional wrap concept.

    Nutritional Stats: 280 calories, 7g carbs, 28g of protein.

    How to get it: Tell them you want to order off of the Secret Menu. Then simply ask for the Power Steak Lettuce Wraps.

    Panera Bread Power Steak Lettuce Wraps
  • Why you should try the Panera Bread Secret Menu

    Why you should try the Panera Bread Secret Menu

    As you can see, the secret (or not so secret) menu at Panera Bread features selections that are incredibly healthy and low in carbs. If you are watching your carb intake, or just want something with a punch of protein, these are the way to go. Panera Bread really went the extra mile to improve the options that were available to their customers, who may not want to indulge in the bread options, and who may want to increase their protein servings. These really are a powerful way to start your day or get over the midday slump. With all these fresh and flavorful selections, it is almost hard to choose, but our personal favorite is the Breakfast Egg Bowl With Steak. So, after reading this, make your way over to Panera Bread and try out one of the Power Bowls from the secret menu. You just might find yourself with a new crave!