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Panera’s Power Chicken Hummus Bowl

A make-at-home version of one of my favorite items on Panera’s menu. The Power Chicken Hummus Bowl is a nutrition packed, zero guilt meal that truly satisfies.

Panera's Power Chicken Hummus Bowl

When we moved our business to a new location a couple of years ago it meant venturing out to find new places to eat lunch. There just so happens to be a Panera a couple of minutes down the road so it became a frequent destination. I had eaten there before but had the impression that they were mostly about cheesy paninis. While I can definitely deal with a cheesy panini every now and then, I try to keep my lunches on the lighter side. This can be a real battle when you’re eating out.

Panera's Power Chicken Hummus Bowl

Then I discovered Panera’s hidden menu and I knew everything was going to be okay. The not-so-secret menu is full of  lots of incredibly healthy choices, including this lovely Power Chicken Hummus Bowl. It’s low calorie, low fat, high protein, low carb, and most importantly, super tasty and satisfying. It is a thrilling day when you can find items like this on chain, quickie-lunch type restaurant’s menu. I’m easily excited.  [Read More…]