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Starbucks Bistro Boxes

August 31, 2011 by  
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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.

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4 Responses to Starbucks Bistro Boxes

  1. Rachel says:

    Great review. These protein boxes were my go to pick me up when I was pregnant and starving..they really did the trick!

  2. Jennifer Lovell says:

    I love the bistro boxes. Occasionally when my toddler and I are out at lunch we will split the hummus box that has pita, veggies, and fruit.

  3. KristyVesh says:

    I have never seen these! OMG, my new fave!

  4. kristine says:

    I love the idea of a healthy meal at work or on the go. Now I know when I
    am traveling where and what to eat. Great impromptu picnic with my sweetie.
    Love It!

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