Food News: Lighter Fare Menu at Einstein Bros. Bagels and Noah’s
Einstein Bros. Bagels has introduced a new low-cal menu.
In a time when menus can come with a generous portion of calories, Einstein Bros. Bagels and Noah’s Bagels are introducing an all-new Lighter Fare menu, with three lunch items and two breakfast items, each containing less than 400 calories.
The limited-time lunch menu will be available from April 1, 2009 through June 30 and the breakfast menu beginning July 1, 2009 through September 29 at participating Einstein Bros. and Noah’s restaurants nationwide. Prices and locations subject to availability.
Lighter Fare Lunch Menu items include:
Ancho Chicken Wedge
350 calories, 14 grams fat
A wheat tortilla filled with chile rajas, jalapeno salsa cream cheese and marinated ancho chicken.
Mediterranean Turkey Sandwich
380 calories, 12 grams fat
Fresh baked Harvest Grain bread with sliced turkey, balsamic pepper relish, reduced-fat sun-dried tomato cream cheese, lettuce, and red onion.
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad
390 calories, 27 grams fat
Mixed greens with balsamic pepper relish, tomatoes, red onions and marinated ancho chicken with a light balsamic vinaigrette.
Lighter Fare breakfast menu, served all day, includes:
Einstein Bros. Egg White Sandwich with Turkey Sausage
400 calories, 7 grams fat
An egg white sandwich with turkey sausage and ancho salsa, served on a Good Grains bagel, baked fresh daily in the restaurant.
Noah’s Egg White Sandwich with Turkey Sausage
400 calories, 5 grams fat
An egg white sandwich with turkey sausage and ancho salsa, served on a plain bagel, baked fresh daily in the restaurant.
Egg White Florentine Wedge with Turkey Sausage
390 calories, 18 grams fat
A wheat tortilla filled with egg whites, sausage, spinach, mushrooms and jalapeno salsa cream cheese.
I unfortunately didn’t notice this new menu yesterday when I stopped by Einstein for lunch. I’m not sure if I have the strength and willpower to resist the California Chicken Wrap. I had my blinders on. It clocks in at 630 calories, 29 grams of fat and is as big as a Chipotle burrito. Observe.