Healthy menu items include penne vodka with chicken; turkey chili; and the famous Rocky Balboa Wrap
San Diego, CA (RestaurantNews.com) Healthy Dining restaurant partner Muscle Maker Grill is a rapidly growing fast-casual restaurant franchise which promotes a healthy lifestyle by offering a nutritious alternative to traditional dishes – without sacrificing the taste. This restaurant definitely lives up to its motto of “Great Food with Your Health in Mind.”
Among its healthy ingredients, the restaurant uses USDA grass-fed beef, all natural lean chicken, brown rice and whole wheat buns. The Chicken Caesar Salad and the BBQ Grilled Chicken Wrap are just two of the many menu choices recommended by Healthy Dining’s dietitians that meet specific nutrition criteria emphasizing lean protein, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and unsaturated fats. Muscle Maker Grill offers catering for any occasion and is currently launching its new Meal Plan program designed to provide a variety of nutritionally balanced dishes suiting all lifestyles. Guests can pre-order fresh-made, delicious meals via phone, or online, available for pick up or delivered right to their door.
“Muscle Maker Grill has a genuine commitment to providing high-quality options to satisfy the appetites of healthy diners,” says Mary Parsons, MS, RD, Healthy Dining culinary dietitian. “Their whole menu is based on lean proteins, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables: all of our favorite dietitian-approved ingredients!”
Below are samples of Muscle Maker Grill’s dietitian-recommended menu options featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com:
Arizona (Gluten-Free) – Grilled chicken breast, turkey bacon over brown rice with tomatoes, scallions and gluten-free zero-carb signature sauce. (541 calories, 61 grams carbohydrates, 44 grams protein)
El Mexicana (Gluten-Free) – Fajita grilled chicken breast, sizzling onions and peppers, reduced-fat cheddar cheese and salsa over brown rice and beans, garnished with tomatoes and scallions. (484 calories, 56 grams carbohydrates, 45 grams protein)
Godfather (Gluten-Free) – Grilled chicken breast, portobella mushrooms, red roasted peppers, reduced-fat mozzarella, gluten- and fat-free balsamic vinaigrette, served over broccoli. (429 calories, 17 grams carbohydrates, 60 grams protein)
Rocky Balboa Wrap – Grilled chicken breast, turkey meatballs, reduced-fat mozzarella and marinara in an herb wrap. (747 calories, 66 grams carbohydrates, 59 grams protein)
“At Muscle Maker Grill, we don’t sacrifice taste. We take pride in creating healthier versions of guests’ favorite foods – Italian, American, Southwestern, Mexican and more – and in including different tastes and preferences, like gluten-free, vegetarian and carb-free,” said Rod Silva, Founder and Director of Brand Development, Muscle Maker Grill. “We are happy to partner with HealthyDiningFinder.com to promote healthy and tasty foods.”
For a complete list of participating restaurants nationwide, visit HealthyDiningFinder.com.
About Muscle Maker Grill
Founded in 1995 in Colonia, New Jersey, Muscle Maker Grill features high-quality, great-tasting food, freshly prepared with proprietary recipes. The menu, created with the guest’s health in mind, is lean and protein-based. It features chicken, seafood, pasta, burgers, wraps, and entrée salads. It also offers a wide selection of fruit smoothies in a variety of assorted flavors, protein shakes and supplements. Muscle Maker Grill has over 50 corporate and franchised restaurants operating in 11 states. For more information on Muscle Maker Grill, including how to become a franchise partner, visit www.musclemakergrill.com.
About Healthy Dining
It is Healthy Dining’s passion to contribute to a healthier America…in a delicious way! Healthy Dining’s signature web and mobile site, HealthyDiningFinder.com, is the only search engine of its kind providing personalized dining out recommendations validated by Healthy Dining’s team of registered dietitians. The site enables millions of diet- and nutrition-conscious restaurant diners as well as those dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other conditions to easily find Healthy Dining choices served at restaurants coast to coast, spanning quick serve to fine dining. HealthyDiningFinder.com also features a Kids LiveWell platform, a program developed by the National Restaurant Association, to help parents find restaurants offering healthier fare for children.
With 25 years of nutrition expertise in the restaurant industry and hundreds of thousands of restaurant recipes analyzed, Healthy Dining is the most experienced restaurant nutrition services provider in the world. Healthy Dining’s team of registered dietitians supports thousands of restaurants in meeting the expanding nutrition needs of their guests as well as helps them comply with the new FDA menu-labeling regulations. Most of Healthy Dining’s clients are featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com. The National Restaurant Association has named Healthy Dining as its exclusive nutrition partner for the industry. Additionally, Healthy Dining has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to implement a variety of restaurant nutrition-related research projects through the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program.