Monday, November 10, 2008

More on Starbucks

I agree! It is wonderful-and about time-that Starbucks and other major coffee purveyors recognize the importance of a healthy breakfast! No longer will those of us held captive in airports be forced to choose between sausage and egg concoctions or going hungry!In addition to the "Perfect Oatmeal" you described (which, by the way, you can request be made with fat-free milk instead of water to boost the protein and calcium), Starbucks has added other breakfast items.The Apple-Bran Muffin has 330 calories and 7 grams of fiber, the Chewy Fruit & Nut Bar and Berry Stella are both whole grain and have 250 and 280 calories.If protein is your passion, the "Power Protein Plate" has 16 grams (vs 5-7 grams in the other options). It consists of apple slices, grapes, cheddar cheese, egg, peanut butter and a whole wheat mini-bagel. Both the Protein Plate and Berry Stella have 4 grams saturated fat -not so great, but given some of the alternatives not such a bad choice either.We can talk more about other options later, but these definitely are a welcome addition to airport fare!

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