Fast food is becoming much more healthy, which is great when you are on the move and need to refuel. The trend towards a low-carb diet means that many fast food restaurants are adapting their menus to include low-carb menu options. Harvey’s has done just that with their new Build-A-Bowl. I was invited to try Harvey’s Build-A-Bowl at their Beaches location in Toronto.
Whenever I order a hamburger from Harvey’s, I never eat the bun so I was pleased to learn about their Build-A-Bowl since it features all the protein and vegetables, but very few carbs.
Here’s how you create your own Build-A-Bowl:
- You choose the base of the bowl which includes salad, rice or fries;
- You then choose your protein: chicken, veggie, Angus beef or Harvey’s Original beef;
- You then choose your toppings. You can choose from Harvey’s standard toppings, which include tomatoes, cucumbers, pickles, onions, but you can also choose from their additional toppings that they have introduced for Build-A-Bowl, which include guacamole, salsa, corn & black beans, crispy noodles, croutons and several dressings including Asian Sesame, Greek and Sweet Chili Thai Sauce.
I chose salad as my base, chicken as my protein and the following toppings: guacamole, salsa, tomatoes, cucumber and Asian Sesame dressing.
My dining partner chose salad as her base, veggie burger as her protein and guacamole, crispy noodles, tomatoes and Asian Sesame dressing as her toppings.
The ingredients in both of our Build-A-Bowls were very fresh. The salad base featured romaine lettuce, radicchio and shredded carrots. I particularly liked the guacamole and would have liked a little more added to my bowl. The salsa had a bit of heat to it, which added some kick to the dish. There was a good amount of tasty, grilled chicken in my bowl. The Asian Sesame dressing was okay, although I found it a bit too sweet. Overall, though, we were both pleased with the ingredients in our Build-A-Bowls.
Harvey’s Build-A-Bowl starts at $7.49 depending on the proteins you order. The Build-A-Bowl with chicken is $7.99 plus tax and the Build-A-Bowl with veggie protein is $7.49 plus tax.
Build-A-Bowl is a healthy offering from Harvey’s, just in time for spring and summer.