A home cooked meal may be the best way to eat healthy, but it’s not always the most convenient. Luckily, many chain restaurants out there have healthy options for the woman constantly on the go. With a location on every corner, what could be more convenient than Starbucks?
Over the years, Starbucks has expanded their menu to accommodate to their busy clientele. One woman even claims that she lost nearly 80 pounds only eating food from Starbucks for two years. Christine Hall, a librarian from Virginia, went from 190 pounds to just 114 by counting calories and mixing up her food choices.
While we wouldn’t necessarily suggest that you only eat from Starbucks, there are definitely healthy (and delicious) options if you’re on the go. “Starbucks has come a long way and there are some good options but there are also things such as smoothies with 40+ grams of sugar and baked goods that may be low in calories, or OK in terms of calories, but aren't foods I'd suggest based on their make up,” says New York dietician Lauren Slayton. “One basic guideline when it comes to Starbucks drinks is that nobody needs to be doing "venti" for anything other than unsweetened iced tea.”
So if you’re in a pinch and don’t want to stray away from your diet, choose one of these expert recommended options.