As with all the health and wellness craze emerging (and not without good reason; it is rather a good thing that Filipinos are now being conscious about their well-being, especially their food intake), different restaurants are now squeezing in healthier food choices in their menu. Not to be outdone, Kenny Rogers now offers healthy alternatives to their usual roasted chicken meals. For a very reasonable price, you get to have a choice from five healthy set meals which already includes Kenny's Lite Iced Tea.
I ordered the High Protein Meal (P165) which comes with 1/4 roast chicken, tuna vegetable salad, steamed rice and lite iced tea. The side salad was a nice complement to the chicken and proved to be very filling. I almost did not finish the whole meal, I was afraid my tummy would burst. The salad was a mix of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, corn, olives, tuna, cheese and onions. This was the first time I've tried tuna on a salad, it's usually chicken or ham, and it was good. Perhaps next time, I'd better not finish the rice to leave more room for the greens.
My mom ordered the Classic Healthy Plate (P170) which includes 1/4 roast chicken, vegetable salad, fruit salad, corn muffin and lite iced tea. The salad was basically the same as mine sans the tuna. The fruits, on the other hand, were drenched in sweet syrup, a very delightful way to end a good meal. Since my mom had no room left, my daughter ate the muffin that came with her plate. I also bought her a box of different flavored muffins consisting of cornmeal, strawberry swirl, chocolate, cookies 'n cream, coffee glazed, and there's another one that's kind of sprinkled with tiny pink sugar crystals.
Kenny Rogers' new take on their restaurant ambiance and design, plus their whole new addition of healthier meal varieties, whether it be rice, sandwiches or drinks, have given people more reason to go for the healthy route. And it doesn't hurt either that these meals come in affordable value-for-money packages.