1. Panera Bread
Panera offers a wide variety of nutrient-packed meals. You can choose between of two whole-grain bread options for your sandwich, and you can an apple side instead of chips.
Beware: The bakery is where the extra calories (and sugar) is found.
2. Jasons Deli
Jason’s Deli is devoted to organic foods with about 20% of all it’s ingredients being organic. They also do a great job at providing nutritional info.
Beware: The sandwiches are packed with sodium, so if this is a problem, stick to the lower-sodium options.
3. Au Bon Pain
Au Bon Pain offers sandwiches, soups, salads, and hot entrees made with whole grains, hormone-free chicken, and veggies. Plus, you can view nutritional information via computer kiosk before you place your order.
Beware: Sodium counts can get crazy if you aren’t paying attention.
4. Noodles & Company
Noodles and Company isn’t just another Asian food-court. They offer different styles of food, multiple noodle options, and lean proteins. They also have small portions for those who aren’t very hungry.
Beware: The desserts will send you way over your calorie deficit.
5. Corner Bakery Cafe
This restaurant has a terrific breakfast menu, and also sells healthy salads, sandwiches, and soups made with leans meats, vegetables, and whole grains.
Beware: Nutritional information isn’t out in the open. You will have to visit their website. We did it for you: Nutritional Info
At Chipotle, you have complete control over your meal. You can build a bowl/burrito with local ingredients and hormone- and antibiotic-free meats.
Beware: The downside of Chipotle is its healthy buffet can quickly turn into a high-calorie nightmare. Take it easy on the cheese and sour cream.
7. Atlanta Bread
This chain offers skinny muffins and their ingenious bakery features whole-grain bread, fresh sandwiches, and healthy soups and salads. They also have healthy sides like fire-roasted black beans and corn salad.
Beware: It’s in the title of the restaurant – bread. Don’t go overboard with the carbs!