Family meals have been shown again and again to be so beneficial to the health and well-being of both kids and parents.
Family meals have been shown again and again to be so beneficial to the health and well-being of both kids and parents. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, time together eating and talking is a great way to connect and build self esteem and healthy habits. The catch? Family meals aren’t always easy these days with hectic schedules. So, when you’re looking for a quick and easy meal for your family without sacrificing flavor or health, Au Bon Pain should be on your list of go-to restaurants. With a casual atmosphere and a menu that includes both simple café favorites and more elaborate new dishes to try, it can be the perfect spot to start the day off right. Stop in for a quick lunch or spend time with the kids enjoying a comfortable meal after a busy day.
Au Bon Pain offers a variety of creative choices made with fresh ingredients, many of which are prepared or baked on site. The menu includes vegetarian, Healthy Dining and Kids LiveWell dishes. Nutrition information is available in the restaurant and here on HealthyDiningFinder.com to make it easy to find just the menu choices you want. Here are a few of the Healthy Dining choices you’ll find on your next trip to Au Bon Pain:
Thai Peanut Chicken Salad (200 calories, 5 g fat)
This salad is a combination of field greens, all natural chicken, ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and crispy wontons. It’s a fresh and delicious choice, plus the monounsaturated fats in peanuts have been shown to help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Black Bean Soup (Small) (180 calories, 1 g fat)
These black beans, simmered in a spicy vegetarian broth with garlic, sweet onions and cilantro, are an excellent source of fiber and protein. Fiber is not only good for heart health but also important for losing and/or managing weight.
Roasted Mayan Chicken Harvest Rice Bowl (630 calories, 16 g fat)
An easy all-in-one choice with slow-cooked chicken and spices, roasted zucchini, eggplant and red peppers, served over hot steamed brown rice and topped with a salad of field greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and carrots. In addition to a host of vitamins and minerals, eggplant also contains important phytonutrients to boost overall health.
Kids LiveWell Egg White and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich (fruit, lean protein, whole grains)
For a special breakfast with the kids, our dietitians recommend the egg white and cheddar breakfast sandwich with a side of small apple cinnamon oatmeal and orange juice off the main menu. This choice includes kid-friendly foods and flavors with plenty of protein and vitamins for busy brains and bodies.