Taco Bell Launching New High-Protein Menu

Each item on the new Taco Bell Cantina Power Menu will have at least 20 grams of protein and fewer than 500 calories.

You just hit the gym for a late night session. You're drenched in sweat and your stomach is grumbling, so you get in the car and make a beeline for—Taco Bell?

Last week, Taco Bell announced its new Cantina Power Menu, consisting of low-calorie burritos and bowls that have double servings of chicken or steak. Each item on the new menu has at least 20 grams of protein and fewer than 500 calories. The new offerings will be a bit more expensive than Taco Bell's traditional fare, but still quite reasonable.

"This new [menu] was created to reflect the evolving lifestyles and dietary needs of consumers looking for great tasting options that are high in protein," the company said in a press release. In addition to heaping servings of chicken or steak, the new menu items contain ingredients such as pico de gallo, guacamole, reduced-fat sour cream and black beans.

Taco Bell also announced it is testing a Power Breakfast Menu, which will consist of breakfast offerings following the same high-protein, low-calorie approach of the Cantina Power Menu. So the next time your coach asks you what you had for breakfast before a workout or practice, you can unashamedly answer, "Taco Bell."

On July 17, Taco Bell will launch the Cantina Power Menu nationwide, consisting of the Cantina Power Bowl and the Cantina Power Burrito, packing 28 and 29 grams of protein, respectively.


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