My husband has been a fan of Moe’s Southwest Grill since we moved to Mobile. Mainly because they have $1 burrito Mondays and everyone in his shop eats there! As a matter of fact, they eat there so much that they posted a sign in the window thanking the USCG for their patronage :). How funny is that?!
Anyway, even though he frequents the location often, I had never been. Not because I don’t love Mexican style food, believe me I do; but mainly because I didn’t think the food would be very healthy. If I eat out I always try to stick to menu items I know are healthy. When I got an email telling me about how healthy Moe’s was, I was kinda shocked, and quickly offered to try the food and write up a review!
Because of the style of Moe’s I really expected the food to be pricey, and tasteless. I was wrong on both counts. We actually fed our family of six for $25. Well, the baby does eat off our plates, but still, that was pretty reasonable. As for the taste, I can see why my husbands shop can stand to visit once a week! The food was great. When it comes to salsa, I am very particular, which is why I am now in love with Moe’s…they have a SALSA BAR, where you can test and choose your own salsa! I. am. hooked.
Now every time we pass Moe’s the kids ask to stop and eat! It feels good to know I can treat the kids to a meal without feeling like I’m setting them up for a lifetime of bad eating habits. I talk to my kids about eating healthy, and instead of teaching them that eating out is unhealthy, I try to teach them to eat at the restaurants that offer healthy options.
So what makes Moe’s Southwest Grill so healthy?
We’ve ALWAYS known, but did you? Moe’s has always had the highest standards. Never having used microwaves, animal fat, lard or MSG, Moe’s offers guests nothing but the best, with over 20 fresh ingredients including hormone-free grilled chicken, beef and even organic tofu.
No gluten? No problem. Offering more than 20 gluten-free ingredients, Moe’s allows those on a gluten-free diet to indulge like never before. Delectable and customizable menu options range from tacos to rice bowls to salads. With the growing number of Americans affected by gluten allergies, Moe’s chicken, steak, tofu and pork are all prepared gluten-free and ready to be devoured at a “Moe-ment’s” notice!
Attention Veg-Heads! The days of eating just rice and lettuce when out with friends are now over. Look no further than Moe’s, where vegetarians are VIP. Not only are the shredded cheese and sour cream free of gelatin and animal rennet, but the grilled onions, peppers and mushrooms are prepared on a totally separate grill from the meat products. Organic grilled marinated tofu provides a tasty protein option, accompanied with any number of fresh produce and black beans or a side of freshly prepared pico de gallo.
Lightening up? Feel good and show-off your choices at Moe’s with an entire menu of calorie-conscious options showcasing drool-worthy meals less than 450 calories. Salads or burritos featuring tofu or chicken, crisp produce, fresh salsa and grilled veggies easily fit in with a healthy eating lifestyle. Moe’s online nutritional calculator at www.moes.com provides additional support for those who want to further slice and dice their menu options!
Flexitarians Unite! The newest diet option – be flexible about when and where you choose to be vegetarian or a meatatarian! Not only catering to those with special dietary needs, Moe’s also offers self-help in the form of a burrito for those simply looking to incorporate a flexible, yet tasty and healthy eating plan. Moe’s guests are guaranteed delicious and fresh options whether just dabbling in vegetarianism or on a gluten-free or low-cal diet.
Moe-tivated! Moe’s thinks the world of the planet and is mindful of environmental impact and nutritional content. Serving food that sustains resources with the best possible option is vital to Moe’s ideals and company practices. Whether Moe’s is encouraging franchisees to purchase produce locally, provided Moe’s safety and quality standards can be met, or serving cage- and hormone-free chicken and grain-fed pork, Moe’s tries to do the right thing by the animals and the earth – and its customers.
Can you believe that? Pretty awesome if you ask me!
~ My family was provided with a gift card from Moe’s so we could write this review. All opinions are my own.