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Taco Bell's new Cantina Power Menu will be heavy on protein
Taco Bell's new Cantina Power Menu will be heavy on protein

Taco Bell is beefing up its dining options with a new, protein-heavy menu.  The Mexican food chain, based in Irvine, said the Cantina Power Menu, available nationwide beginning July 17, will consist of bowls and burritos loaded with a double dose of chicken or steak -- while still weighing in at 500 calories or fewer. Cantina Power dishes will have almost 30 grams of protein per serving and drop high-calorie fillings such as creamy cilantro dressing, rice and beans, and replace them with reduced-fat sour cream and cheddar cheese.  “People are not looking for diet food,” said Brian Niccol, in line to become Taco Bell’s chief executive. “What they are...

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