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Healthy Dining Restaurant of the Month: Au Bon Pain

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Healthy Dining Restaurant of the Month: Au Bon Pain

If you’re like most people, you probably dine out several times a week, and restaurants like Au Bon Pain can make it easy to enjoy those meals while still losing weight. Au Bon Pain, a participating HealthyDiningFinder restaurant, tempts you in the best possible way with ingredients like creamy Greek vanilla yogurt, all-natural chicken, sweet wild blueberries and a variety of flavorful herbs and spices turned into culinary creations that fit into your day and your diet. Are you hungry yet? 

Au Bon Pain was first opened with a focus on the warm and inviting smell that makes so many of us salivate with hunger – freshly-baked bread. Founder Louis Kane was himself drawn to the entrancing smell of fresh, high-quality bread as he walked through the historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston one day and knew that others would be just as drawn to that much-loved food in a restaurant as he was in Faneuil Hall Marketplace. That initial idea has grown into a nationwide restaurant known for its fresh food, sustainable practices and variety of options for special dietary needs. Au Bon Pain has also been repeatedly recognized for its healthy options and is continually seeking ways to meet and exceed guest expectations.

Embrace your love of eating out with these dietitian-recommended Healthy Dining picks at Au Bon Pain:

Greek Vanilla Yogurt & Wild Blueberry Parfait, Sodium Savvy (340 calories, 6 g fat)

When your life gets busy, this healthy breakfast can help keep you on track and going strong. Creamy and protein-rich Greek vanilla yogurt is layered with sweet wild blueberries then served with a side of crunchy honey granola. This is a great option to grab and go.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (Medium), Sodium Savvy (280 calories, 4 g fat)

When it comes to weight loss, a breakfast that satisfies one person may not work for another. If yogurt isn’t going to get you through to your mid-morning snack, consider this fiber-packed option instead. Hearty oatmeal is combined with diced apples and cinnamon, then finished with your choice of toppings. Both oatmeal and apples are known for their high fiber content, which has been shown to help keep you feeling fuller longer. Cozy up with this pick for a warm and comforting pick you’ll feel good about.

Egg Whites and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich (230 calories, 9 g fat)

Egg-lovers, this one is for you: a classic breakfast sandwich with all the flavor you love with a healthy revamp. A skinny bagel is piled with three egg whites and savory cheddar cheese for portable protein and tons of flavor.

Thai Peanut Chicken Salad, Sodium Savvy (200 calories, 5 g fat)

Sure, breakfast is often considered the most important meal of the day, but that’s not all Au Bon Pain serves. They have lunch and dinner covered with tasty soups, bowls and salads like this one with field greens, all natural chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, crispy wontons. You will love every bite of this diet-friendly choice.

Roasted Mayan Chicken Harvest Rice Bowl (630 calories, 16 g fat)

When you’re in the mood for a heartier choice – those Zumba classes can really work up an appetite – this bowl is what you need. Seasoned, slow-cooked chicken is served over hot steamed brown rice and then topped with field greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and carrots. Lean protein, whole grains and veggies all in one delicious dish.

To see all of Au Bon Pain’s Healthy Dining choices with nutrition information like calories, fat, sodium and fiber, visitHealthyDiningFinder.com.

 

Healthy Dining provides Americans with the digital tools and resources necessary to find the best restaurant choices for their dietary goals and healthy lifestyles. Combining the brainpower and creativity of chefs, restaurateurs, health experts, registered dietitians and communication strategists, Healthy Dining’s signature website, HealthyDiningFinder.com, enables millions of nutrition- and weight-conscious restaurant diners, as well as those dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and other nutrition-related conditions, to easily find dietitian-recommended Healthy Dining and Kids LiveWell® choices served at more than 60,000 restaurant locations nationwide.

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