Food News: Lighter Fare Menu at Einstein Bros. Bagels and Noah’s

Einstein Bros. Bagels has introduced a new low-cal menu.  

From QSRMag:

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.

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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.

California Chicken Wrap from Einstein Bros. Bagels

Grilled natural chicken wrapped in a wheat tortilla with garlic herb cream cheese, greens, tomato, cucumber, red onion, alfalfa sprouts & a zesty roasted tomato spread.

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5 responses to “Food News: Lighter Fare Menu at Einstein Bros. Bagels and Noah’s

  1. I hope their egg white sandwhiches are better than DD’s. They should be; the Good Grains bagel is better than that flatbread crap DD serves their’s in. I like the addition of salsa too; it’s too versitile a condiment not to use.

  2. All of those look delicious. I love egg white omletes. Never had an egg white sandwich. Your California Chicken wrap would probably be close to the other calories counts if you dropped the garlic herb cream cheese dressing and added the salsas.

    I eat most of my meals with salsa or mustard….or both. It’s a great way to add flavor without too many calories.

  3. Bear,
    I’m the same way, although I hate wimpy Salsa, and I prefer spicy or dijon mustard. I also love places which have the little packets of Malt Vinegar, although I’ve only found them at a few places including the regional chain Anderson’s up in Buffalo.

    Any place that can offer me more than mayo or some kind of “spread” is good in my book.

    I give EB credit for coming back to the “healthy option.” Those “low-carb” bagels they tried out 3-4 years ago were a disaster…

  4. That wrap looks amazing.

  5. there’s one of these places near where i live and have never tried. after seeing that picture… i’m going to finally check this place out!

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