Starbucks Bistro Boxes
I think I have mentioned this before, but in case you didn’t know – we live in the country. We do not have the convenience of running to the grocery store down the road. The closest store (which I do not care for at all) is 20 minutes away. What this means is that once a week I take a trip to “the big town” to do my weekly shopping. It is usually a given I will hit Sam’s Club and Meijer. Then generally I have a couple other places to run as well – Target, Kohl’s Dicks, the mall – just depends what is on the list. When all is said and done – by the time I drive an hour, shop for 3-4 (or more) hours and then get ready to head home – I am HUNGRY! I suppose I could bring food along, but I rarely do. Therefore, I generally end up running through a drive-through somewhere. (I usually try to find something healthy, but it isn’t always easy!) Then, right on the way out of town is… Starbucks! My favorite place to stop as I am heading out!
The other day I discovered something really great! Starbucks now has healthy & delicious Bistro Boxes! I am very excited about these for two reasons: 1.) It saves me an extra trip; I can grab something to eat while I am running through the drive-thru to get my Sugar-Free Vanilla Bean Frappuccino. 2.) These are much healthier than the many fast food options I have in my shopping district.
I decided to go with the Protein Bistro Box for my first try.
I have to say that I was quite impressed. The food was well chilled and fresh. The fruit was crisp and the bread was soft. It was absolutely the perfect re-energizing lunch!
I also appreciate that all the Bistro Boxes are under 500 calories (most much below that) My Protein box was 380, and if I didn’t eat the peanut butter, it would have been even lower.
Now of course, this isn’t a huge meal, but if you are looking for something quick and healthy on the run – this is perfect! (and of course if you order a coffee or drink, that will help fill you up too!) The price is $4.95 and they currently have eight declicious options to choose from. I am looking forward to trying other varieties in the near future! I have a feeling these are for sure going to be one of my go-to items when I am in town – it’s the perfect quick, yummy (& healthy) solution!
* 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. All opinions are my own and payment does not affect any review.