6 restaurants around Dallas offer help with New Year’s resolutions
If it’s January it means we’re talking about healthy eating. It is one of the oldest eating rituals, along with the exaggeration of the holidays and the January 1st vow to definitely exercise more and drink less.
These national chains have thoughtfully published press releases about their new year options, including bowls, keto bowls, acai bowls, juices, and non-dairy beverages. And coriander-lime-cauliflower rice, which is apparently trendy.
Here is a round up of new seemingly healthy things:
Chipotle Mexican Grill introduced Coriander-Lime-Cauliflower Rice, a plant-based option made from seasoned cauliflower, coriander, lime and salt and made fresh every day. The new rice conforms to the Keto, Whole30, Paleo, Vegan and Vegetarian diet and is a variant of Chipotle’s classic white rice that uses the same ingredients and similar culinary techniques. But it’s cauliflower instead of rice.
Coriander and Lime Cauliflower Rice was one of the top three menu items requested by customers, and the recipe was tested at the Denver and Wisconsin Chipotle locations. They found that almost a third of orders came from new guests and less frequent customers.
It costs an additional $ 2 and is available in the restaurant and through the Chipotle app, Chipotle.com, and third-party delivery partners. Through January 11, Chipotle waived the delivery fee on all US Chipotle apps and Chipotle.com orders $ 10 or more, including coriander lime cauliflower rice.
Chipotle has also introduced four new variations of its lifestyle bowls:
Whole30 Bowl: Coriander, lime and cauliflower rice, chicken, fajita vegetables, tomato salsa and guac
Keto Bowl: coriander, lime and cauliflower rice, chicken, tomato red salsa, cheese and guac
Vegetarian Salad Bowl: Supergreens salad mix, coriander, lime and cauliflower rice, black beans, fajita vegetables, tomato salsa and guac
Vegan bowl: coriander lime cauliflower rice, black beans, sofritas, tomato salsa, roasted chilli corn salsa and romaine lettuce
Crazy Chicken has brought back Pollo Fit Bowls with a delicious new twist: coriander, lime and cauliflower rice.
Wait what Yes, more cauliflower rice. This seems like a thing.
The new bowls also consist of twice the amount of chicken plus organic super greens and coriander-lime-cauliflower rice. The new line-up includes:
Double Protein Avocado Pollo Fit Bowl: Double serving with citrus fruits marinated, fire-grilled, chopped chicken breast, organic super greens, salad mix with red cabbage, coriander-lime-cauliflower rice, avocados, tapatío spices, pico de gallo salsa and queso fresco.
Double Protein Fajita Pollo Fit Bowl: Double serving with citrus fruits marinated, fire-grilled, chopped chicken breast, organic super greens, salad mix with red cabbage, spiced black beans, fajita vegetables, avocados, tapatío spices and Queso fresco. This bowl has a ridiculous 52 grams of protein.
Mexican Caesar Pollo Fit bowl with double protein: Double serving with citrus fruits, chopped chicken breast marinated, organic super greens, salad mix with red cabbage, radishes, cotija cheese, avocados, tapatío spices and lemon wedge.
El Pollo Loco is also redesigning its dressings, removing the high fructose corn syrup from its most popular dressing, the Keto Certified Creamy Cilantro Dressing. The citrus vinaigrette is being replaced with a new Mexican vinaigrette that is keto certified and free of high fructose corn syrup.
First clockThe breakfast-lunch concept offers new dishes with unique and first-class ingredients that have never been on the menu before. From an açai bowl filled with antioxidants to a grumpy twist on avocado toast and a seasonally-inspired juice with anti-anxiety ingredients that change color.
The new menu items are as follows:
Triple Berry Açai Bowl – Organic Sambazon Açai with strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and homemade muesli. Served with wholemeal toast with almond butter and Maldon sea salt.
Crab & Avocado Toast – Blue crabs and avocado on artisanal wholemeal toast with homemade red onions, EVOO, herbs and Maldon sea salt. Served with two eggs.
Huevos Rancheros Tostadas – Two corn stadas with avocado, two fried eggs, chorizo, salsa verde, chive cream, cotija and coriander. Served with black beans and pico de gallo.
Purple Haze (offer for fresh juice) – lemon, cane sugar, butterfly pea flower tea, and lavender.
Carrabbas Italian grill has courses under 500 calories, including land and sea options.
Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms and Lombardo Marsala Wine Sauce; 450 calories
Mahi Wulfe with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and basil-lemon butter sauce; 380 calories
Grilled pork chop from Tuscany with a characteristic grill, olive oil and herbs; 390 calories
Sparkling Tuscan lemonade with Absolut Citron Vodka, II Tramonto Limoncello, basil syrup and lemon juice; 180 calories
Pressed juice offers its pressed juice fasts – to recharge and refresh by replenishing vital nutrients and eliminating toxins while your digestive system takes a break – at a discounted price.
The half-day juice fast includes 4 juices and 1 shot, followed by a plant-based dinner of 500 calories for $ 20
Full-day juice cleanses include 6 juices, with one juice consumed every 2 hours for $ 29
This saves you up to 20 percent and is available until February 1st.
They also have a new limited edition bum bag made from recycled plastic bottles with an insulated interior compartment that holds two juices if you need to take your juices with you. Purchases over $ 29 are $ 2 while supplies last.
Starbucks has a new winter menu with dairy-free drinks as follows:
Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew: Slowly soaked Starbucks Cold Brew and honey with almond milk for a creamy finish
Honey Almond Milk Flat White: Flat white pairs of almond milk and Starbucks Blonde Espresso with honey
The flat white is a permanent addition to the menu.
The strange thing is that they go through all this hassle of making choices that aren’t dairy and still add honey, which is an animal product and therefore not vegan. Starbucks has never fully understood the vegan thing. But hey baby steps.
They also have a new kale and portabella mushroom sous vide egg bite that is becoming a staple menu item, featuring chopped kale, portabella mushrooms, Monterey jack cheese, and eggs cooked using the sous vide technique and result in a velvety texture. It’s less than 250 calories and 15 grams of protein, all that obsession with protein, people who really don’t need that much protein.
Dunkin ‘ has a new plant-based option to meet the trend for Americans to include plant-based options in their diet by creating more ways to make plant-based foods and beverages a part of their day. Following the success of the Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich launch last year, Dunkin ‘is adding another plant-based protein patty to its menu and, together with MorningStar Farms, is launching the new Southwest Veggie Power Breakfast Sandwich, available for a limited time at participating Dunkin’ is restaurants across the country.
The Southwest Veggie Power Breakfast Sandwich consists of a MorningStar Farms Black Bean Patty, which is coated with a protein omelette with spinach, paprika and onions, topped with cheddar cheese and served on a multi-grain thin layer. It has 410 calories and 26 grams of protein.