Have you been to Panera Bread recently? Every soccer player pretty much lives there in between games, during tournaments, or before games. Probably because it offers so many choices that are good to eat before a game. During last year’s high school season, I probably went to Panera over 7(?) times, and that excludes the times I went there with my family and club team.
If you haven’t heard Panera is offering a new item: broth bowls. Right now, you can get it with quinoa-lentil or with soba noodles. I fell in love in love with the Quinoa Lentil Broth Bowl that I ordered last time I went. It was a perfect lunch on a cold day, and I thought I would recreate it at home as a DIY project.
I’ve made other copy cat versions of Panera Bread menu items, such as the Mediterranean Veggie sandwich (shown below). For this recipe I changed it to be gluten-free to go along with my gluten free week! You could even make it vegan by switching out the chicken broth and egg. I also changed it slightly from what is on the menu– I skipped the brown rice because I was in a rush and brown rice just takes too long to make for me!