This Weeks Eats 2.23.14 and Panera Bread's Secret Menu

I've always felt sort of meh about Panera Bread.  When I learned that they introduced a 'secret menu' which is chock full of salads and protein rich options, I became much more of a fan!  If you haven't been in awhile, check out these secret menu items.  However, I'd suggest memorizing the ingredients to what you might order before you go, as the folks who work there don't seem terribly clued in on what their social media team is putting out there.  I order the Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad and they inevitably repeat something back to me that's on the regular menu, like the Power Spinach Salad.  But, if you're specific, they eventually find it and it's worth the effort!

It's romaine and baby spinach topped with chicken, bacon, egg, tomatoes with a simple lemon and olive oil dressing - a real sliced lemon and a small packet of olive oil.

Speaking of salad, the Pinch of Yum Brussels Sprout Salad from last week was pretty tasty: I've never used pomegranate arils on my salad, so I think I might do that more often.

As always, I'm linking up with Org Junkie, Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers - be sure to check out all the great weekly menus!


  1. I've never ordered from the secret menu for that reason- I've wondered if they'll know what I'm talking about! I like your tip to memorize the ingredients to help them out. :)

  2. Her Andrea. I have tried the secret salad and it was pretty tasty. Why do they call it secret though?

  3. It's not listed on the menus in the actual restaurants, therefore it is 'secret' :)

  4. blue cheese, goat cheese, cream cheese? You have me hooked!