Starbucks Salads Step it Up

7 May

Starbucks Salads Step it Up

Starbucks new spring menu has much to crow about when it comes to salad selections.

If you’ve grown weary of their sodium-laden breakfast sandwiches (yeah, Sausage/Cheddar Sandwich with 920 mg sodium, I’m lookin’ at you), then you might be interested in these 3 new salad bowls:

  • Hearty Veggie & Brown Rice Salad Bowl
  • Chicken & Greens Caesar Bowl
  • Zesty Chicken & Black Bean Salad Bowl

I recently sampled the Zesty Chicken and Black Bean Salad Bowl – and even using just half the salad dressing, was pleasantly surprised.

The salad bowl posts a pretty solid fiber profile, with 8 grams coming from quinoa, black beans, corn, and jicama.

If you go half-dressing, the numbers work out to 290 calories, 8 g fiber, 19 g protein for 610 mg sodium. Go all the way on the dressing and you top out at 360 calories and 850 mg sodium.

The Hearty Veggie & Brown Rice Salad Bowl also boasts 8 g fiber at 430 calories, but with less protein (10 g) and sodium (640 mg with all the dressing).

These certainly aren’t low sodium selections, but they’re a pretty good fiber buy for lunch on the fly.

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