Thai Beef Salad
I am a firm believer in clean eating; my diet consists of well-balanced meals that include lots of vegetables and greens. In summertime, I love making healthy and colorful salads because fresh produce are bountiful in the farmers market. Plus salads are so quick and easy to make, and the taste is always refreshing, light, and healthy.
One of the salads I really like is Thai Beef Salad—tender greens with perfectly seared beef in a savory Thai dressing that is packed with lots of flavor. However, as a work-from-home mom, sometimes my days are so packed that I have no time to prepare even the simplest of meals. That’s when I head out to Panera Bread for my quick lunch. For Thai-flavored salad, I always order Thai Chicken Salad because it is so good and made with clean ingredients that fit my lifestyle.
Panera is on a mission to serve clean food by the end of 2016. The new tagline “Panera Bread. Food as it should be” clearly reflects their commitment to promote wellness for the millions of their patrons, and I stand by them. All their bakery-cafes in the United States will have no artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors and preservatives on the menu– all things I like to avoid feeding my child.
Panera strives to make incredible food; not only food that we crave, but food that’s healthy–food that will make the rest of you feel as good as your taste buds. All of their their food is made with seasonal, clean ingredients from reputable vendors. Panera is also removing artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors and preservatives in all of their U.S. Bakery Cafes by the end of 2016. Panera wants their guests to revel in the joy of good eating and to share the experience of good food, and that’s the very reason why I enjoy so many of the salads served at Panera: because they’re delicious!
Other than Thai Chicken Salad, I also like the Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad. I love the beautiful color of strawberry and greens. The brighter the color, the better it is as the salad is visually appealing and delicious.
The Power Kale Ceasar Salad is another feel-good salad. Kale is a super food and has a lot of fiber and texture. It’s extremely healthy and allows me to really chew and enjoy the texture of the salad.
I am also partial to the Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Salad. There is no artificial colors, sweeteners, flavors and preservatives from the salad dressings in this salad. It’s purely clean and it tastes better as I can actually enjoy the natural flavors of the ingredients.
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