I’m going to take a wild guess and assume that most of you are like me, busy. Or when you’re not busy, you’re tired from having been so busy.
Most of the week I spend in the car, driving myself and children around to and from various things that range from practices, school, and parties/play dates. It gets a little crazy. By the time we arrive home at 6:40 pm, the last thing I want to do is make dinner. Even when we’re out all day, sometimes it’s hard to stop by home to grab lunch, especially when we’re not anywhere near home. And that’s why I’m grateful for places like Mad Greens. They are providing healthy eating options while out and about for us busy moms with fantastic choices for the kids, too.
Mad Greens recently opened in Lehi, Utah at 50 N. 1200 E. #100. Once you walk in the door, you go down the north side of the restaurant to order. After ordering your salad, panini, soup, wrap, or kids meal, you follow it down the line of fresh ingredients, pay for it, and then you can enjoy relaxing at the restaurant or take it to go.
We tried the Annie Oakley panini with sourdough bread, Swiss cheese, chicken, avocado, and bacon. It came with a small side salad. We also tried the Ty Cobb salad with avocado, tomatoes, bacon, red onions, eggs, and grilled chicken with blue cheese dressing.
I was really looking forward to having the kids try the kids meals. One of toughest things about eating out is that I feel like I’m always getting my kids chicken nuggets and fries. They are not healthy and don’t do much for my kids. Two of the Mad Greens’ kids meals come in a little bento box with 6 dividers for the food which is great so none of the food touches for those picky eaters. We tried the Kids Awesome Box which consisted of grilled citrus chicken, pasta, edamame, apples, carrot sticks, and ranch dressing. It was perfect for them and so much healthier than normal options. This will for sure be one of our top places to find healthy eating-out meals for our kids. Plus they ate almost the entire thing so that was another win.
The last thing I NEED to talk about is the drink options at Mad Greens. They use maine root. which are handcrafted beverages. They use cane juice to sweeten their sodas which means no extra processing and no additives. We tried all of them. My favorites were the cola and the root beer. Seriously. If you haven’t tried them yet, you at least need to stop in to grab a drink.