Starbucks Bistro Boxes – Healthy Food

Starbucks Bistro Boxes – Healthy Food

Starbucks has been a go to favorite of mine for a number of years now.  It’s even part of our Christmas traditions.  My personal favorite is a Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte.  I found out if you use the term “skinny” they know to make it with all low fat or sugar free items – so sugar free vanilla syrup and fat free milk, etc.   I know it isn’t a good money saving strategy to spend on coffee – but if it stops me from indulging in a $25 blouse and indulge instead in a $4 coffee?  Well, that’s a choice I make sometimes.

I also like the steamers at Starbucks for the kids.  They are $1.25 and are warmed up whole or 2% milk (at kid temperature) with their choice of syrups to flavor it.  It tastes good, is much healthier than a soda, and is a treat for special occasions – after sledding, during girls day, whatnot.

NEW:  Healthy Food

Recently, Starbucks came out with Bistro Boxes – basically boxed lunches (or dinners) that are available for purchase right along with your coffee or just on their own.  I tried them out at as a part of a campaign for Mom Central and chose:

  • Egg Salad Sandwich $4.95
  • Protein Box $6.95

I really want to try two others – Sesame Noodle Bistro Box and Chipotle Chicken Wrap Bistro Box – but both looked a little difficult to eat in the car and I was in the middle of errands when I stopped at Starbucks.

I was satisfied with my Bistro Boxes, but wasn’t overwhelmed.   The egg sandwich was tasty, but very ordinary.  I was pleased that the bread was very fresh and had a hearty texture.

The Protein Bistro Box impressed me because the hard boiled egg was cage free which has become important to me, but otherwise was apple slices, a handful of grapes, two small slices of cheese and a biscuit.  The bisquit was very good – raisin and nuts with honey peanut butter to spread on it.  Again, this box was tasty, but pretty ordinary too.

I actually think this “ordinariness” would work to my advantage with my kids.  The protein Bistro Box in particular would be easily accepted by them, is healthy, and would be a very good alternative to fast food options when we are on the road.  Plus most Starbucks have drive-throughs so we wouldn’t have to go in like some other healthier option places like Souper Salad, etc.

I thought these were a little pricey, but if you are looking for a ready made healthy option and forgot to pack a lunch, these Bistro Boxes may be something you want to consider.

**I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Starbucks Bistro Boxes and received a gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for taking the time to participate.

3 Responses to Starbucks Bistro Boxes – Healthy Food

  1. Connie Weiss says:

    Thanks for the tip about the protein box….and the steamers for the kids!

    • Daria says:

      The steamers are really good! And affordable – just make sure they give you the KID size – they sometimes try to give us a small which is $3 vs. KID which is $1.

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