So I decided to stop by the sole fast-food restaurant I still eat at. I think one of the worst parts about trying to reform your eating is realizing that you really really REALLY like that junky food you were nom-nom-noming on. I recently saw a commercial for 2-for-$3 chicken nuggets and fries at McDonalds. I can’t even lie — I got all nostalgic for my childhood. I used to eat the breading off the nugget, then dip it into the BBQ sauce. Crispy salty fries were also dunked into the sauce. And at only $3 to get a little fix and taste of happiness?! But then I had to gently remind myself — that while I *can* eat it. I shouldn’t eat it. Because lets be for real — it will make me sicker than a dog.
So with that in mind, I decided to treat myself to breakfast at the one fast food establishment that seemingly utilizes whole foods in acceptable ways. Today I had no desire for the “hidden menu” bowl that I normally get (see THIS post). I wanted some carbs. I glossed over the menue, and after talking myself out of delicious looking things like egg soufflés and sandwiches with bacon — I settled on the Breakfast Power Sandwich. Strong name, will the taste match?
Panera states that the Breakfast Power Sandwich is
All-natural egg — freshly cracked every morning — a thick slice of Vermont white cheddar and smoked, lean ham all grilled on freshly baked Whole Grain bread.
So there it is in all its sandwichy glory. Taste: It actually was pretty good. The sandwich is a little dense in my opinion. It has a well cooked egg, cheese, and the ham to give lots of protein. The multi-grain bread was very dense as well. Good sandwich bread — but if you are a lap-band patient you should take your time. Stats: Here is a screen cap below from Panera’s website about the complete stats —
For those who are Weight Watchers — the entire sandwich is 9 Points. I personally don’t think its a bad little sandwich — but for some of you the fact that it appears to be HALF a sandwich will make you a little miffed. It could maybe use an infusion of veggies — and I’m sure the good folks at Panera bread wouldn’t be opposed to throwing a little spinach on it for you. Anyone else tried this sandwich?