Starbucks is one of my favorite go-to spots because it’s pretty much available… anywhere and everywhere! When you’re on the road traveling at a rest stop, when you’re in a new city, when you’re in the airport, and when you’re just generally out and about.
I have a lot of fond memories of Starbucks too, I used to study there in college in Cleveland, but also when I would come home for breaks. I still feel this kind of weird calm when I’m there now.
One of my favorite things to do actually is to find the nicest Starbucks in whatever city I’m in – I just found one in Tribeca which was so fancy! I’ll def be back to hunker down and work.
I generally look for foods & drinks that are lower sugar and will keep me full for a few hours. Here are some of my favorite options at The Bux (as my mom and I call it haha)!
1. TALL 2% MILK LATTE
… with 2 pumps sugar free syrup! Starbucks now carries 2 sugar free syrups – vanilla and cinnamon dolce – I get 1 pump of each.
2. TALL 2% MILK STEAMER
Same as above – but the steamer doesn’t have any espresso. This is a great option if you need something at night that won’t keep you awake in bed!
3. TALL HOT CHOCOLATE WITH 2% MILK
Ask for no foam (so you can get your cup filled with more steamy milk!) and no whipped cream (there’s enough sugar in this drink from the chocolate!).
4. STRING CHEESE
Love lovin that Starbucks now sells string cheese! Get 2 for a filing snack by itself.
5. GUACAMOLE PACKET
Individual guac packets are one of my fave high quality, single-serving, low-carb snacks. They’re not typically the best eaten alone – so get this one if you have something to dip, like non-starchy veggies (e.g. baby carrots, sweet pepper slices, cucumbers, celery, etc.).
6. PROTEIN SNACK PACK
This is a great pack if you need a meal – it includes a hard boiled egg, Justin’s nut butter packet, fruit, cheese, and a little pita-muffin-bread thing 🙂 Delish.
7. SIGGI’S SKYR
Another fab option is siggi’s skyr (a dairy product similar to yogurt). Siggi’s is a great option because it’s lower in sugar compared to other yogurts – and includes pretty clean ingredients.
8. CHEESE & SALAMI SLICES
As you probably know I’m on the low-carb train. I love that Sbux sells these slices – a go-to when I need something filling in a pinch! This is a good one to pair with the guacamole packet! No one said you couldn’t dip cheese in guac (… honestly that sounds so good!).
9. DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP FRAP
Ok well this one isn’t THE healthiest option haha but sometimes you just need a milkshake-like drink ya know! I modify this one by asking for 2% milk and not getting whipped cream or chocolate drizzle on the top. Ends up being only about 275 calories!
10. EGG WHITE BITES
Sbux now has egg whites bites which are another great low-carb, high protein option. They’re also ultra tasty.