Restaurants debut healthier options to help consumers with their New Year’s resolutions.
Chipotle Mexican Grill is rolling out Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice to all US and Canadian restaurants after testing the rice alternative last summer.
Available for a limited time, the offering is made with grilled cauliflower seasoned with chopped cilantro, lime juice and salt. Containing 4 net carbs per serving, the offering is grain-free, keto, paleo, vegan, vegetarian and Whole30 compliant.
Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice stars in four new Lifestyle Bowls.
The Whole30 Bowl includes Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice, chicken, fajita vegetables, tomato salsa and guacamole.
The Keto Bowl features Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice, chicken, tomatillo-red salsa, cheese and guacamole.
The Vegetarian Salad Bowl contains Supergreens lettuce blend, Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice, black beans, fajita vegetables, tomato salsa and guacamole.
The Vegan Bowl is made with Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice, black beans, sofritas, tomato salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa and romaine lettuce.
Smoothie King is now serving the Metabolism Boost Banana Passion Fruit Smoothie, made with bananas, pear passion fruit juice, papaya juice and a protein blend including Gladiator Protein, Fiber Blend enhancer and Metabolism Boost enhancer.
El Pollo Loco is offering a new lower-calorie, lower-carb option: Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice. The rice alternative is available in three Pollo Fit Bowls.
The Double Protein Avocado Pollo Fit Bowl is a keto-friendly bowl made with a double portion of citrus marinated, fire-grilled chopped chicken breast, organic super greens, a lettuce blend with red cabbage, cilantro lime cauliflower rice, sliced avocados, Tapatío seasoning, pico de gallo salsa and queso fresco.
The Double Protein Fajita Pollo Fit Bowl offers 52 grams of protein and features a double portion of grilled chicken, organic super greens, a lettuce blend with red cabbage, seasoned black beans, fajita vegetables, sliced avocados, Tapatío seasoning, and queso fresco.
The Double Protein Mexican Caesar Pollo Fit Bowl is a keto-friendly option containing 4 grams of net carbs that is made with a double portion of grilled chicken, organic super greens, a lettuce blend with red cabbage, sliced radishes, crumbled cotija cheese, sliced avocados and Tapatío seasoning all topped with a lemon wedge.
Fazoli’s is launching its Lifestyle Menu, featuring a new keto option and a new gluten-free offering.
The Low-Carb Pepperoni & Bacon Flatbread is a low-carb flax flatbread topped with garlic butter, whole milk mozzarella, pepperoni, bacon, Parmesan cheese and Italian herbs. The flatbread contains 8 grams of net carbs.
The Gluten-Friendly Chicken Pesto Rotini features gluten-free rotini pasta with alfredo sauce and roasted chicken all baked with mozzarella cheese and topped with basil pesto, Parmesan cheese and Italian herbs.
Dunkin’s new Southwest Veggie Power Breakfast Sandwich features a MorningStar Farms Black Bean Patty, made with black beans, brown rice, onions, corn, soy protein, tomatoes, green chiles, green pepper, red bell peppers, cilantro, chipotle pepper and jalapeño pepper. The patty is layered with an egg white omelet filled with spinach, bell peppers and onions, topped with aged white cheddar cheese and served on a multigrain thin. The sandwich contains 410 calories, 26 grams of protein and 23 grams of whole grains.
Planet Smoothie is serving three new smoothies made with a new Meal Replacement protein, formulated with whey protein isolate, fiber and 15 vitamins and minerals.
The Strawberry Super Squeeze Smoothie, featuring strawberries and bananas, contains 33 grams of protein per 22-oz smoothie.
The PB Blues Smoothie blends blueberries, bananas and peanut butter. Each 22-oz smoothie provides 41 grams of protein.
The Cookie Crusher Smoothie combines frozen yogurt with Oreo cookies and contain 28 grams of protein per 22-oz smoothie.
Yogurtland is introducing Plant-Based Pineapple & Greens Smoothie Bowl, a new vegan offering made with pineapple juice, kale and spinach. Containing no added sugars, the smoothie bowl may be customized with fruit, nuts, granola and more.
Peet’s Coffee is adding a new beverage and a new frittata.
The Golden Tonic, available hot or iced, includes Mighty Leaf Green Tea Tropical steamed with turmeric, yuzu citrus and ginger with a touch of honey.
The Egg White, Tomato & Feta Frittata is made with egg whites whipped with a blend of Greek yogurt, cream and feta flecked with chunks of roasted tomatoes and kale.
Baskin-Robbins is tripling the chocolate in its new limited-time ice cream flavor: Chocolate Trilogy Ice Cream. The treat features swirls of white, Belgian and malted chocolate-flavored ice creams and may be ordered as a scoop or in a milkshake.
KFC is kicking off 2021 with the new KFC Chicken Sandwich, featuring a quarter-pound, all-white meat, double-breaded Extra Crispy chicken breast filet, pickles and mayo or spicy sauce on a toasted brioche bun
Starbucks is ringing in the new year with two new beverages and two new food items.
The Pistachio Latte pairs pistachio flavor with Starbucks espresso and steamed milk and is finished with a salted brown buttery topping. The drink may be ordered hot, iced or blended.
The Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew is a non-dairy drink made with slow-steeped Starbucks cold-brew coffee combined with honey and topped with almond milk.
The Kale and Portabella Mushroom Sous Vide Egg Bites feature chopped kale and portabella mushrooms folded into cage-free eggs with Monterey Jack cheese cooked using the French sous vide technique. Joining the menu permanently, the bites contain 15 grams of protein and fewer than 250 calories.
The Earth Cake Pop is made with chocolate cake dipped in a blue chocolatey icing and finished with green and white sprinkles to resemble the Earth.
McDonald’s is launching a trio of new chicken sandwiches beginning Feb. 24. All three options feature a new crispy all-white meat chicken filet and are served on a new toasted, buttered potato roll.
The Crispy Chicken Sandwich is topped with crinkle cut pickles.
The Spicy Chicken Sandwich features spicy pepper sauce and crinkle cut pickles.
The Deluxe Chicken Sandwich is layered with shredded lettuce, Roma tomatoes and mayo.
New at Shake Shack is a Korean-inspired menu, featuring a new sandwich, chicken bites, fries and shake.
The Korean-Style Fried Chick’n Sandwich features a spicy-sweet gochujang-glazed crispy chicken breast on a bed of white kimchi slaw — made with fermented Napa cabbage, daikon radish and green onion — and toasted sesame seeds.
The Korean Gochujang Chick’n Bites are crispy, whole white meat chicken bites served with gochujang mayo sauce.
The Korean Gochujang Fries are crinkle cut fries served with gochujang mayo sauce.
The Black Sugar Vanilla Shake features black sugar, which offers caramel and toasted flavor notes, mixed with vanilla frozen custard and topped with whipped cream and black sugar syrup.
Subway has taken away the bread to transform its footlong subs into bowls with new Protein Bowls, available in 11 varieties: Black Forest Ham, Chicken & Bacon Ranch, Cold Cut Combo, Italian BMT, Meatball Marinara, Oven Roasted Chicken, Spicy Italian, Steak & Cheese, Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki, Tuna and Turkey Breast.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is celebrating its 80th birthday with two new sandwiches.
The Spicy Chicken Sandwich includes slow-smoked, marinated chicken breast, a slice of Tillamook cheddar cheese, jalapeños and spicy barbecue sauce.
The Spicy Brisket Sandwich features Texas-style brisket, a slice of Tillamook cheddar cheese, jalapeños and spicy barbecue sauce.
Jack in the Box is now pouring the new Salted Caramel Mocha, a caffeinated beverage featuring a salted caramel mocha-flavored creamer mixed into the company’s coffee. The drink is available hot or iced.
Taco Cabana is introducing Pork Adobada, pork marinated in dried guajillo peppers and adobo spices. The protein may be ordered in a Cabana Bowl or in a taco.