If you have been on a diet for some time now and had some success, or if you just want to drop some pounds, then you might be interested to know about the new ”Keto Panda Express” at the Panda Express. I was interested to see what all the fuss was about and did a little research on the Internet before hand. I figured that since I love the food that the place serves, it would be a good place for me to try out the new food menu. It turns out that this restaurant has been offering keto-friendly meals for quite some time now. I was really intrigued by this so I decided to try it out for myself to see how it fares.
The first thing that I noticed about the restaurant when I walked in the door is that the nutrition guide that you can find on the front of the window is placed right on the dining room table. The nutrition guide gives you the nutrient value of each dish. It tells you the calories that are in each one of the food choices that you can make. So, when you walk into any Panda Express place, you are presented with 16 entrees all with the same information and again, you need to be very aware of it when you are selecting it, especially if you plan to stay on a keto-friendly diet. Pro tip #1: Anything with the word sweet in it, whether it has the word butter or cream in it is definitely not on a keto diet. This goes for anything else that is served at the Panda Express as well.
As I was seated next to my spouse, I noticed that the Panda Express website does not mention the carbohydrate count on the side of each entree. So, I took a bit of time to go over there online and look over the entrees themselves. For instance, buffalo wild wings actually have almost double the amount of carbohydrates as some other entrees, so that becomes important. However, the entrees themselves are all very low in the carb count, so that becomes an even bigger factor.
That being said, there are a couple of entrees that you can enjoy at the Panda Express, and they definitely fit into the category of being keto friendly. The first one is the Chicken Wings section. If you have never had chicken wings before, this is definitely a good place to start. For one, they have a crunchy breading with a nice bit of butter and seasoning on the outside that will really heat things up. Plus, the fact that you can eat these wings without having to worry about feeling guilty because of the fat that they contain is a great pro tip.
The second option at the Panda Express is their Nutri-Chef Meals. This consists of three entrees and three snacks that come in a blender, a smoothie maker, and a cookie cutter. All of the food is made out of lean beef and it’s served on cilantro sprigs for a nice kick of flavor. This is clearly the friendly restaurant that you want if you’re looking for friendly entrees and snacks at a reasonable price like these two.
In terms of drinks, the only two options at the Keto Panda Express are their coffee and their tea. They offer both decaf and regular versions and they both taste good. They also have a couple of interesting non-keto friendly entrees like Spicy Thai Wings and their Braised Pork Ribs. So while this may not be the best entrees and drinks option available at the Panda Express, it does have some decent ones that could keep you interested while you’re waiting for your vegan entrees.