By Danielle Greco, 52 Brand New
If you are looking for a healthy and tasty meal, give Muscle Maker Grill a try. I had passed a Muscle Maker Grill on my way to work every day and never thought about entering. It sounded like a place for people who wanted to drink protein shakes, not a place to find a freshly cooked meal.
I am so glad I finally went inside. With 11 Healthy Dining choices and lots of other healthy options on the menu, there are plenty of options for those looking for a freshly prepared meal. You can certainly get a protein shake, but there are also delicious salads, wraps, pastas and children’s meals, as well. The food is cooked to order in vegetarian stock, so if you request something without meat, you will receive a completely vegetarian meal. You can easily substitute fish, shrimp, or steak for chicken in all of the wraps and salads.
Since first trying this quick-serve eatery, I’ve been back several times. Here are a few of the Healthy Dining Choices I recommend:
Santa Fe Wrap (680 calories, 16g fat): This wrap is so big and filling that it is hard to believe it is a Healthy Dining choice. Packed with grilled chicken, black beans, low-fat cheese, and non-fat sour cream, it is a great choice when you are hungry.
Chicken Caesar Salad (490 calories, 26 g fat): I love Caesar Salad, but I don’t often order it when eating out because it can be high in calories and swimming in dressing. At Muscle Maker Grill, what’s appreciated by this salad lover is that they put just the right amount of dressing on the salad, so the lettuce is crisp and you can still taste the flavor of the chicken.
Godfather (440 calories, 12 g fat): When you dine at a quick serve restaurant, it can be hard to find an entrée with fresh vegetables. At Muscle Maker Grill, this is not the case. The Godfather is a delicious grilled chicken breast with Portobello mushrooms and roasted red peppers. It is served over a bed of fresh broccoli.
With 11 Healthy Dining options and the ability to customize your order, Muscle Maker Grill is a great choice for a quick meal. So, whether you are trying to build muscle, stay on a diet, or are just in the mood for a quick and healthy meal, give Muscle Maker Grill a try.