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Panda Express Bariatric Friendly Items: After Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass

Bariatric Dieting

Panda Express LogoCraving traditional Chinese cuisine, but do not want to dine in at a full service restaurant. How about treating yourself to Panda Express. Surprisingly there are many health conscience options, thanks to their health minded Wok Smart selections. Their menu is full of Asian flavors, lean protein and vegetables.

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Panda Express Main Menu Chicken Entrees

Nutrition Facts String Bean Chicken  Potato Chicken Mushroom Chicken Grilled Asian Chicken Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Teriyaki Chicken
Calories 190 190 220 300 300 340
Cal Fat 80 90 130 120 120 110
Fat 9 9 14 13 13 13
Carbs 13 18 11 8 8 14
Fiber 4 2 1 0 0 3
Sugar 4 2 4 8 8 10
Protein 14 8 12 36 36 41
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5 5 5
  • String Bean Chicken – Chicken breast, string beans and onions wok tossed in a mild ginger sauce.
  • Potato Chicken – Chicken breast, potatoes tossed in a light zesty soy sauce.
  • Mushroom Chicken – Combination of chicken, mushrooms and zucchini wok tossed with a light ginger soy sauce.
  • Grilled Asian Chicken – Grilled chicken marinated in secret sauce and served to order.
  • Grilled Teriyaki Chicken – Grilled teriyaki chicken marinated then grilled and served with sweet teriyaki sauce.
  • Teriyaki Chicken – Grilled teriyaki chicken paired with veggies in sweet and savory sauce.

Panda Express Main Menu Beef and Fish Entrees

Nutrition Facts Firecracker Shrimp Broccoli Beef Black Pepper Angus Steak Steamed Ginger Fish
Calories 110 150 180 200
Cal Fat 30 70 63 110
Fat 4 7 7 12
Carbs 7 13 10 8
Fiber 1 2 1 0
Sugar 4 7 6 6
Protein 11 9 19 15
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5
  • Firecracker Shrimp – Shrimp, red and yellow bell peppers, onions, string beans and whole dried chilis wok tossed in a black bean sauce.
  • Broccoli Beef – Beef and fresh broccoli in a ginger soy sauce.
  • Black Pepper Angus Steak – Angus steak wok seared with baby broccoli, onions, red bell peppers and mushrooms in a savory pepper sauce.
  • Steamed Ginger Fish – Cod filet marinated in a ginger sauce then steamed.

Panda Express Appetizers

Nutrition Facts Super Side Greens Hot and Sour Soup Veggie Spring Rolls (2) Cream Cheese Rangoon (3) Chicken Egg Roll (1) Chicken Potsticker (3)
Calories 90 120 160 190 200 220
Cal Fat 22 40 60 70 100 100
Fat 3 5 7 8 12 11
Carbs 10 14 22 24 16 23
Fiber 5 1 4 2 2 1
Sugar 4 4 2 1 2 2
Protein 6 7 4 5 8 7
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5 5 5
  • Super Side Greens – Healthy medley of broccoli, kale and cabbage.
  • Hot and Sour Soup – Clear broth flavored with vinegar, white pepper, chili garlic sauce and sesame oil, with button mushrooms, sliced tofu and diced green onions.
  • Veggie Spring Rolls – Cabbage, celery, carrots, green onions and Chinese noodles in a crispy wonton wrapper.
  • Cream Cheese Rangoon – Wonton wrappers filled with cream cheese and served with sweet and sour sauce.
  • Chicken Egg Roll – Cabbage, carrots, green onions and Chicken in a crispy wonton wrapper.
  • Chicken Potsticker – Ground chicken, cabbage, celery, carrots, green onions wrapped in a dumpling steam fried.

Meal Selection: Still Not Sure What to Order?

Snack:

Kids Beef and Broccoli

Kids Firecracker Shrimp and Hot and Sour Soup

Lunch:

Steamed Ginger Fish and Super Side Greens

String Bean Chicken and Kids Mixed Veggies

Dinner:

Grilled Teriyaki Chicken

Black Pepper Angus Steak and Chicken Egg Roll

Extra Hungry

Grilled Asian Chicken and Veggie Spring Rolls

Nutrition Facts Snack:

Kids Beef and Broccoli

Snack

Kids Firecracker Shrimp and Hot and Sour Soup

Lunch: Steamed Ginger Fish and Super Side Greens Lunch:

String Bean Chicken and Kids Mixed Veggies

Dinner: Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Dinner: Black Pepper Angus Steak and Chicken Egg Roll Extra Hungry: Grilled Asian Chicken and Veggie Spring Rolls
Calories 100 200 290 220 300 380 460
Cal Fat 60 65 133 80 120 163 180
Fat 7 8 15 9 13 19 20
Carbs 9 19 18 19 8 26 30
Fiber 2 2 5 6 0 3 4
Sugar 3 7 10 6 8 8 10
Protein 7 16 21 16 36 27 40
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Panda Express Kids Meals Chicken

Nutrition Facts String Bean Chicken Mushroom Chicken Black Pepper Chicken Potato Chicken Asian Chicken Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Kung Pao Chicken Teriyaki Chicken
Calories 120 130 140 150 180 180 190 200
Cal Fat 90 100 120 100 70 70 120 70
Fat 10 11 14 11 8 8 14 8
Carbs 9 8 11 15 5 5 10 8
Fiber 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 2
Sugar 5 4 5 3 5 5 4 6
Protein 11 10 10 6 22 22 11 25
Phase

Approval

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

Panda Express Kids Meal Extras

Nutrition Facts Mixed Veggies Firecracker Shrimp Broccoli Beef Wok Fried Shrimp Black Pepper Angus Steak Shanghai Angus Steak Honey Walnut Shrimp Eggplant Tofu
Calories 35 80 100 140 140 170 200 250
Cal Fat 0 25 60 36 41 130 110 160
Fat 0 3 7 4 5 14 13 18
Carbs 6 5 9 15 9 12 14 17
Fiber 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 2
Sugar 2 3 3 11 6 8 5 13
Protein 2 9 7 13 15 17 7 5
Phase Approval 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

About Panda Express

In 1983, Andrew Cherng opened the first Panda Express at the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California. His wife, Peggy, customized the operating system to assure the best service. They are known for their famous orange chicken, created by Chef Andy Kao. It has become so popular that by 2016, they had served 80 million pounds of The Original Orange Chicken.

Over the past three decades Panda Express has become so successful the founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng have been inducted into the California Restaurant Association Hall of Fame.

In 1999, the company proudly launched Panda Cares, a philanthropic arm dedicated to providing food, funding and volunteer services to underserved children and disaster relief efforts.

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