7-11 Healthy Options Trial


140929TonyBy: Nikki Nies

7-11 may be known for slurpees, but with the help of Tony Horton, the founder of P90X, 7-11 is rolling out “healthier” options to 104 of their flagship stores in Los, Angeles, California.  Not familiar with Tony Horton, perhaps, you’ve heard of P90X, which advertises its ability to change one’s body with intense workouts over a 3 month period.  Such promises for a dramatic body transformation is questionable, yet I’m willing to listen.  The line of healthier products will be distributed through the Tony Horton Kitchen (THK).

While, my initial reaction to 7 Eleven’s new health announcement was “glee”, I wish there was a registered dietitian attached to this project.  By no means am I snubbing Tony Horton, but it’d be great to have a certified food expert part of the conversation.  With that said, I’m still willing to read through what 7-11 has to offer as I want to encourage and applaud those making efforts to a healthier America.

7-11 will be offering:3020110–inline–cs7eleven04

Sandwiches:

  • Grilled Chicken with Blueberry Mustard on whole grain sub
  • Stacked Roasted Turkey Breast on whole grain flat bun
  • Salads
  • Spicy Quinoa Salad with Chimichurri Dressing
  • Curried Chicken Salad with Pomegranate Raita Dressing

Wraps:

  • Golden Roasted Turkey Breast Wrap with Chipotle Black Bean Hummus
  • Spicy Black Bean Hummus & Vegetables Wrap

Cold Pressed Juices [or High Pressure Pasteurized]

  • Apple, celery, beet, ginger, parsley, spinach, lemon
  • Apple, coconut water, lime, mint
  • Celery, apple, cucumber, spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, lime, lemon, wheat grass, clover sprouts
  • Carrot, apple, celery, lemon, beet, spinach, lime, parsley, ginger

For those in CA that have had the opportunity to try 7-11’s healthier options, what’re your thoughts? How’s the taste for the value? Is the food fresh?

Photo Credit:Red Peak Group and 7-11

Sources: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/09/12/7-eleven-whole-foods-healthy-snacks-snacking-snack-foods/2804879/=

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/09/30/7-eleven-convenience-stores-fresh-food-tony-horton-nutrition/16424751/

https://www.yahoo.com/health/healthy-fast-food-p90x-guru-helps-7-eleven-serve-it-98981084177.html

http://www.kcet.org/living/food/food-rant/the-problem-with-7-elevens-new-healthy-options.html

https://www.7-eleven.com/Hungry/Fresh/
http://corp.7-eleven.com/news/09-30-2014-7-eleven-powers-up-its-fresh-foods-menu-as-first-retailer-to-offer-tony-horton-kitchen-foods

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