Check out these 17 Must-Try Healthy Salad Recipes and learn why Panera Bread is changing the way people eat, for the better! (Thank you to Panera Bread for sponsoring this post!)
Raise your hand if you love Panera Bread as much as I do! We have a Panera that’s within a few miles of our house. It’s one of my favorite places to grab lunch or dinner because they serve yummy food that makes me feel good after I eat it. They serve food as it should be.
If you haven’t already heard, Panera is on a journey to serve clean food. What exactly does “clean food” mean? Clean food does not have artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors and preservatives—Panera Bread understands this and has already started eliminating those elements from their menus and is committed to removing all by the end of 2016! Seriously. How amazing is that?
Panera wants to be an ally for wellness for the millions of guests they serve each week. It’s funny how just about every time I visit Panera, I see people of all kinds but especially those in gym clothes! It’s the perfect food for after a workout!
They’ve removed artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors and preservatives from the cafe salad dressings they serve. I love that because I think their dressings are better than ever now! Clean food just tastes better and makes you feel better after you eat it.
Now that school’s out, I’ve been trying to do fun things with my boys every day. We had some errands to run the other day and then ran to Panera for lunch. Each of my boys picked something different, which is always a plus because I get to try more things, ha!
I got the Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Salad for my lunch and let me tell you, it was SO delicious! I’m a huge fan of Mediterranean food and this salad had all the goodies from Greek food that I love, like cucumbers, olives and Greek dressing. But it also had chicken, almonds and quinoa mixed in with kale and romaine. The dressing was light and refreshing. I practically licked my bowl when I was done.
Check out all of Panera’s salads HERE along with all of their nutritional stats too. I can’t wait to try the Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad next! Did you know you can order online? It makes life so much easier!
Now that I’ve got you thinking about salads, how about I give you 17 more deliciously healthy salad recipes to add to your must-make list?
These recipes are from myself and some of my favorite blog friends. Please pin the image above or click on the photo to take you to the site and pin directly from there. Thank you!
Southwest Chicken Cobb Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing by The Creative Bite
Easy Greek Salad with Homemade Dressing
Cauliflower Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Dried Apricots & Pumpkin Seeds by Spoonful of Flavor
Chinese Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing by The Weary Chef
Pineapple Spinach Salad Recipe by The Food Charlatan
Chicken Fajita Salad by Yellow Bliss Road
Chicken Feta Walnut Grape Chopped Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette by Joyful Healthy Eats
Sweet Strawberry Chicken Salad by Mariah’s Pleasing Plates
Balsamic Shrimp Salad by Will Cook For Smiles
Cherry Pecan Goat Cheese Salad by Lemon Tree Dwelling
Asian Crunch Salad by Sugar Dish Me
Apple Pecan Feta Salad with Apple Honey Dressing by Jessica in the Kitchen
Charred Kale Casear Salad with Honey Chipotle Chicken by Cooking & Beer
Chicken Fajita Southwest Salad by The Gunny Sack
Pomegranate Orange Salad by Chelsea’s Messy Apron
This post was brought to you by Panera Bread. I received compensation to write this post…all opinions expressed are my own.
Tonia from TheGunnySack says
This post is so perfect for summer. I pinned it so that I can come back and try all the recipes. Also, Panera is a HUGE favorite of my whole family! Thanks for featuring my recipe.
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
I love Panera Bread because they have the best light and healthy options. Thank you so much for including my recipe!
[email protected] says
I heart Panera!! I like their paninis and salads but my boys die over their bagels 🙂
Thank you for including me it your collection !
Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says
Panera is my FAVORITE!!! I could eat their salads every day of my life. And I would! Except the closest location is like 30 mins from my house. So if you could put in a good word for me and ask your friends at Panera to please come over here by my house that would be AWESOME.
Thanks for including my Asian Chicken Crunch Salad!
Kalee @ The Crowded Table says
Panera is one of my favorites! Salad is one of the meals I eat the most often, and I need some new recipes to liven my salads up a bit. Thanks for this roundup! 🙂
Thomas P. McHugh says
Thank you for posting these yummy-healthy-easy Panera products. Panera people have an attitude of gratitude.