Hands up if being healthier is one of your New Year’s resolutions too? Well I have some great news - choosing healthier choices doesn’t mean missing out. Here are some of my favourite coffee and food pairings which all come in under 500 calories. Enjoy!
If like us you’re trying to be healthier this New Year, why not try one of these 15 delicious beverages - all under 150 calories!
So... Christmas is over and New Year’s resolutions are maybe already starting to seem a bit harder to keep up! One New Year resolution that always features on my list is the need to try and eat healthier, but equally I know I can’t go without a treat to get me through the day. So, I wanted to let you know about some new developments which may help to make food and drink choices in our stores a little bit easier - and possibly help you to achieve some of your New Year’s resolutions too!
From the 5th of January, we will be displaying calories on our menu boards in stores across the UK and Ireland. We will also be displaying calories and the amount of saturated fat in all our baked goods. We’re doing this because our customers have been telling us that it’s the right thing to do, and we want to be completely transparent when it comes to giving them nutritional information.
Starbucks customers have always had a wide range of food and drink options to choose from, plus easily accessible nutritional information on our website and iPhone™ App. Therefore, displaying calories on menu boards and food labels is a natural next step in providing our customers with another resource to help them make the choice that best suits them. It’s also part of our commitments to the Department of Health’s Responsibility Deal, which many food retailers have voluntarily signed up to, aimed at improving the nation’s health and wellbeing.
In addition to being clear on calories, we’ve also been making it even easier for our customers to enjoy lower calorie options by “making it skinny” by choosing lower calorie milk options and sugar-free syrups. Opting for a tall skinny Latte versus a standard tall Latte means 102 calories versus 148 calories!
We have also reformulated some of our muffins so you can still have your favourite treat with even less calories. For example, all of our skinny muffins contain less than 400 calories and have less than 5% fat or 1g of saturated fat per muffin. Our Bistro Box lunch range contains less than 500 calories and they’re one of your five-a-day, plus our bite-size Petite cakes all have less than 250 calories.
I hope by displaying calories, plus offering plenty of lower calorie options, that you will also be able to make the choice that best suits your lifestyle every time you visit our stores.
Happy New Year!
Louisa here with another delicious addition to our ‘skinny’ espresso drink line-up: Skinny Caramel Macchiato.
Here are my top 5 reasons to love Skinny Caramel Macchiato…
- It’s ‘skinny’ at its best - nonfat milk, sugar free vanilla syrup, no whip-- topped with a layer of creamy guilt free foam, and drizzled with a hint of buttery caramel
- There are only 105 calories in a Tall size (12 fl. oz) – can you believe it?
- There are only 140 calories in a Grande size (16 fl. oz)—just as delicious if I need a little more skinny in my day!
- It’s delicious iced and beautiful too… Iced Skinny Caramel Macchiato has visual layers of coffee caramel goodness and is my personal favorite
- It’s here just in time to help you with your New Year’s goals
Skinny Caramel Macchiato is just one of many beverages that you can “try skinny”. To try it skinny, just ask for: nonfat milk + sugar-free syrup + no whip.
Let me know what you think about trying your favorite espresso beverages “skinny”!
June 29 is an important day for the food team at Starbucks – it’s the day we celebrate our one-year anniversary of “Real Food Simply Delicious”! RFSD means we removed all that unnecessary stuff from our food in our U.S. company-operated stores. So no matter what you are looking to eat – a breakfast sandwich or yummy apple fritter – you can feel good about the fact that it has no artificial flavors, artificial dyes, artificial trans fats or high-fructose corn syrup.
I sat down with Lisa B., our manager of food research and development, to get the inside scoop on how she and her team made it all happen!
Question: Why did Starbucks make these changes to our food recipes?
Answer: We wanted a new approach to Starbucks food – one that celebrates real ingredients and focuses on simpler recipes that make our food even more delicious. We baked and tasted hundreds of recipes in our test kitchen to improve the quality of our food and proudly serve it alongside our coffee.
You may already know that coffee and tea are naturally low in calories. In fact, a Grande brewed coffee (16 fl oz) has only about 5 calories and a Grande brewed tea has 0 calories, so both are good choices for those seeking a delicious, low-cal pick-me-up.
If you like a little added sweetness, here are some of my favorite customizations. (All nutritional info per Grande 16 fl oz size.)
- Iced Coffee with 1 packet of sugar – 25 calories, 0g fat, 6g sugar, 0g protein.
- Iced Coffee with Milk made “skinny” with one serving of sugar-free sweetener* and a splash (say 2 fl oz) of nonfat milk – 25 calories, 0g fat, 3g sugar, 2g protein.
- Tazo® Shaken Iced Passion Tea made “skinny” with one serving of sugar-free sweetener* – 0 calories, 0g fat, 0g sugar, 0g protein.
- Tazo® Awake™ Tea Latte made “skinny” with one serving of sugar-free sweetener* – 80 calories, 0g fat, 11g sugar (from milk), 8g protein.
*This could be a packet of Sweet’N Low®, Splenda®, Equal® or a few pumps of one of our sugar-free syrups.
Knowing all this, treating yourself to a delicious cup of coffee or tea has never felt so good!
Hi folks – it’s Katie here. As you may know, I am a Registered Dietitian and, more importantly, a new mom. From one parent to another, I’m pleased share one of my favorite offerings: Starbucks® Snack-Fulls.
We’ve heard your request for a nutritious, fun and convenient kids’ option for the on-the-go parent.
The USDA’s MyPyramid recommends that kids “focus on fruits,” “make half [their] grains whole” and get “calcium-rich foods.” We think we’ve put together the perfect pack that helps deliver all that while being fun and delicious.
You’ve probably heard of our sinfully delicious, guilt-free Skinny Lattes – available in Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut and Cinnamon Dolce. These treats each come in around 90 calories, 0g fat and 9g protein for a Tall (12 fl oz) serving. Plus they have about 30% of your U.S. daily value in calcium.
But with a few simple substitutions, you can make just about any drink Skinny. One of my favorites is a Skinny Caramel Macchiato. It’s not on the menu – it’s simply a Caramel Macchiato made with nonfat milk and sugar-free vanilla syrup. You can still keep the caramel drizzle topping for a little added indulgence and have only about 110 calories.
Here is how to make your favorite drink Skinny:
- Opt for nonfat milk. That saves up to 120 calories and 15g fat.
- Switch to sugar-free syrup. That trims off about 20 calories and 5g sugar per pump of syrup!
- Hold the whip. Whipped cream adds about 50 to 110 calories and 5 to 11g of fat to your drink.
Here are some additional ways to shave calories in your favorite drink:
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