SPIN on Hoco: Panera Inspired Power Chicken & Hummus Bowl

SPIN on Hoco: Panera Inspired Power Chicken & Hummus Bowl

This Panera Bread inspired salad bowl is packed with nutrients to help POWER you through the day.  You can make this at any of the UNH dining halls and it can be made with any vegetables or ingredients that you want. We recommend laying the veggies out in sections in the bowl and dipping them in the hummus, or you can shake it all up to evenly distribute the hummus, like a salad dressing. However you like it, your power bowl will help fuel your body to power through your day.



Power Chicken & Hummus Bowl - University of New Hampshire

Power Chicken & Hummus Bowl – University of New Hampshire


  • Spinach
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Grilled chicken
  • Hummus (plain or red pepper)


Step 1:
Grab a bowl from the salad bar. Start by taking enough spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions to fill the bowl. This mix of vegetables is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals that will support your immune system.

Step 2:
Go to the deli station for the hummus. Pick from your choice of plain, red pepper, or any other kind that may be available. Hummus is a good source of essential fatty acids, nutrients which have important benefits for heart health. Hummus is also a good source of plant-based protein.

Step 3: Head over to the grill station and grab a plate and grilled chicken. Cut the chicken into strips and place over the vegetables and hummus. Black beans are a great substitute for vegetarians or vegans because they are plant-based protein packed with fiber. The grilled chicken is an excellent source of lean protein.

About  UNH SPIN Peer Education

This recipe is provided to you by SPIN (Students Promoting Information about Nutrition) peer educators Steve Ganem and Jane Garofalo. SPIN s a Health Services peer education group comprised of UNH students who provide interactive nutrition education programs to the UNH community.  Try more of their recipes by visiting SPIN on Hoco or by reading  their column in the print edition of The New Hampshire (every other Friday)And be sure to attend SPIN’s 2nd Annual UNH Nutrition Month Expo on Thursday, March 26, 2015.