New Health Bowls Debut at YC’s Mongolian Grill on May 18 by Lynette Carrington New Health Bowls Debut at YC’s Mongolian Grill on May 18Free Health Bowls for the First 50 Guests at Each Valley Location May 18 Scottsdale.com was excited to preview some of the five new Health Bowls that will make their big debut on May 18 at all five Valley locations of YC’s Mongolian Grill. For those not familiar with the fun and delicious dining concept, YC’s Mongolian Grill lets guests create their own customized Mongolian inspired stir-fry. Ingredients include a huge variety of proteins, veggies, sauces and more. Recently, YC’s Mongolian Grill worked with a registered dietician to develop five unique bowls designed to address the uniquely healthy way that people are eating now. One of the bowls we previewed was the Plethora of Protein bowl with chicken and beef, kale, baby corn, broccoli, mushrooms, summer squash, spinach and green beans. We also chose to add a few peanuts to give this bowl some extra protein and flavor. The sauce was a delicious combo of lemongrass and spicy Thai sauce. One way YC’s helps to keep the Healthy Bowls on the healthy size is to portion control the specific sauces for the bowls. Free Health Bowls for the First 50 Guests at Each Valley Location May 18 starting at 11 a.m. Another wonderful bowl we tried was the Carb Refuel Grain-Style bowl. This bowl was packed with beef, green onions, carrots, water chestnuts, broccoli, mushrooms, cabbage, asparagus and brown rice that we requested at the grill station, plus a tasty hoisin sauce. When you go to the grill to get your bowl cooked, let the grill ninja know and the grilling surface will be scraped clean so as to start with a “fresh grill.” Once you have your delicious Health Bowl served up, other food items available after the grill station include soups, fried wontons, sodas and teas, and a frozen yogurt station. Although if sticking to a specific diet, your Health Bowl will be all you need! Who: AZ-based YC’s Mongolian GrillWhat: Launch of YC’s new health bowls and free giveawayWhere: YC’s five Phoenix area locationsWhen: Thursday, May 18, beginning at 11 a.m.Why: In an effort to expand its healthy offerings and provide customized recipes to suit different dietary needs, YC’s worked with a certified nutritionist to create five new health bowls just in time for summer. Featuring delicious new ingredients, sauces and easy-to-follow recipes, guests will enjoy the custom stir-fry experience and signature flavors they love with a healthy new twist. Beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, YC’s will celebrate the launch by giving away free health bowls to the first 50 guests at each of its five Valley locations.New Health BowlsGo! Go! Gluten FreeAs its name implies, this bowl contains no wheat, oats, barley or rye, giving gluten free guests a healthful option. Ingredients include chicken, celery, kale, mushrooms, bell peppers, summer squash, asparagus, bell pepper and rice noodles. YC’s Lemongrass Sauce completes the recipe, delivering a light citrus, earthy flavor and providing digestive benefits.Plethora ofProteinLoaded with two types of muscle-building protein and low in carbs and sugar, this bowl contains chicken, beef, kale, baby corn, broccoli, mushrooms, summer squash, spinach, asparagus and peanuts for extra protein and crunch. YC’s Lemongrass & Spicy Thai Sauces offer flavor, while cutting carbs and sweeteners.CarbRefuel:Grain- StyleIntended to replenish carbohydrate stores after a workout while maintaining a nice balance of protein and fat, this recipe includes beef, green onion, carrots, water chestnuts, broccoli, mushrooms, cabbage, asparagus and brown rice. YC’s Hoisin Sauce offers a sweet and salty finish that is low- calorie and low-fat.CarbRefuel:Veggie- StyleProviding carbohydrate replenishment without the rice or noodles, this bowl utilizes a fresh selection of vegetables and fruits with higher carb contents. The recipe includes tofu, beets, celery, carrots, baby corn, broccoli, spinach, sweet potatoes and sesame seeds. YC’s Marco Polo Sauce offers a high-carb boost with a robust and sweet tomato twist.AntioxidantPowerhousePacked with vitamins C, E and beta-carotene, this bowl provides antioxidant power to help strengthen immunities. Ingredients include tofu, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, kale, carrots, bell peppers, broccoli and spinach. YC’s Marco Polo Sauce adds antioxidants with a robust and sweet tomato taste.With more than 25 years in the Valley, YC’s Mongolian Grill has been offering a healthy and customized meal choice to its guests. Visit any of the five Valley locations: two in Tempe, and one each in Scottsdale, Chandler and Gilbert. For additional information, visit www.ycs-mongoliangrill.com.