How many calories are in a Harvest Bowl from sweetgreen?
May 10, 2017 - Food
Sweetgreen uses fresh locally sourced ingredients in all of their salads, making each bite crisp and delicious. One of Sweetgreens most popular salads, the Harvest Bowl, is a hearty salad that offers a nice combination of warm protein and fresh crisp toppings.
The Harvest Bowl has a homey vibe that feels like Thanksgiving.
So, how many calories are in a Harvest Bowl?
According to sweetgreen, there is between 690-705 calories in a Harvest Bowl. This will vary depending on various factors, how “light, medium, or heavy” you go with your dressing and sometimes the calories will vary based on the location’s available ingredients.
For example, there’s 705 calories in the Harvest Bowl at the Reston, Virginia location, while their nutritional menu adds up the calories in the Harvest Bowl at just 690. If if you’re unlucky enough to live in San Francisco or Hollywood, they don’t even have the Harvest Bowl available!
The shocker of the popular Harvest Bowl isn’t the calories (which places it in the middle of in the lower end of our healthiest sweetgreen list), but it’s the 980 milligrams of sodium. That’s 41% of the FDA’s recommended sodium intake (2,300 milligrams per day).
Americans take in about 3,400 on average, and that total puts them at risk for high blood pressure and other health problems.
Obviously, if you add more toppings or a slice (or two) of their local bread before check-out, that will add calories. For the bread, you can add approximately 100 calories to your meal.
What makes the Harvest Bowl so yummy? It’s the ingredients, cousin. The Harvest Bowl is made up of organic wild rice, shredded kale, apples, sweet potatoes, roasted chicken, local goat cheese, toasted almonds, and balsamic vinaigrette. The apples and almonds give the salad a sweet and savory crunch, while the sweet potato and roasted chicken give it the taste of a home-cooked meal.
Where are these fresh ingredients coming from? Sweetgreen works with trusted farmers and growers who are either organic or practice integrated pest management (IPM); humanely raise poultry that is antibiotic-free, cage-free and fed a vegetarian diet with no animal byproducts; produce cheese that’s organic, local, and free of antibiotics and RBGH.
Produce is prepared each day, using fruits and vegetables delivered each morning. The menu is locally and regionally sourced, which changes 5 times a year to incorporate seasonal and regional ingredients and flavors.
The next time you’re in a Sweetgreen, check out the Source List posted on the wall of each location to find out where your food is being sourced from — happy eating!
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