We’ve all been there: we’re in a rush and starving so we take a detour into Starbucks for a shot of caffeine and a quick bite. We stand in line staring down that ominous pastry case, which may as well be a roulette wheel, as we cross our fingers that we’re about to pick something that’s under the 250 calorie range. We panic and opt for the Reduced-Fat Banana Coffee…something. 370 calories later, we suddenly remember why we selectively removed the words “chocolate chip” and “cake”.
Round 2. Zesty Black Bean and Quinoa Wrap. Done! Pat yourself on the back, you’ve just beaten Starbucks! Uhhh not quite. 500 calories and 22 grams of fat say otherwise.
If you, like us, venture into Starbucks far more often than you’d like to admit, take a quick peak at this list of lower calorie Starbucks snacks to be sure you’re making a smarter choice at the till.
STARBUCKS SNACKS UNDER 100 CALORIES
Sorry to burst your bubble, but you aren’t going to find any baked goods in this category – we’re all full with real fruit options here.
Fruit Cup 90 calories
Banana 90-120 calories
100 TO 200 CALORIES
A couple smaller bites available here – just be careful of that oatmeal. Once you start adding the toppings, you start adding calories (dried fruit +100 calories; nut medley +100 calories; brown sugar +50 calories) so pick and choose what you really want to add.
Perfect Oatmeal (no toppings) 160 calories and 2.5 grams of fat
Petite Vanilla Bean Scone 120 calories and 4.5 grams of fat
Vanilla Almond Biscotti 150 calories
Double Chocolate Biscotti 150 calories
Flourless Chewy Chocolate Cookie 170 calories and 4.5 grams of fat
2-Pack Shortbread Cookies 170 calories
3-Pack Chocolate Madeleines 200 calories
200 TO 300 CALORIES
A couple bigger eats fall into this category.
Reduced-Fat Turkey Bacon Breakfast Sandwich 230 calories and 6 grams of fat
Chocolate Caramel Pretzel 230 calories and 9 grams of fat
Marshmallow Dream Bar 240 calories and 5 grams of fat
Butter Croissant 250 calories and 14 grams of fat
Chicken and Hummus Bistro Box 270 calories and 7 grams of fat
Spinach and Feta Wrap 290 calories and 10 grams of fat
Peach and Raspberry Yogurt Parfait 250 calories and 4 grams of fat
Strawberry and Blueberry Yogurt Parfait 250 calories and 4 grams of fat
Greek Yogurt and Honey Parfait 260 calories and 4.5 grams of fat
Plain Bagel 270 calories and 1 gram of fat
Multigrain Bagel 290 calories and 3 grams of fat
Sesame Bagel 300 calories and 2 grams of fat