I’m out and about running errands with the kids a lot, and it seems like we always tend to do it right around lunch time. There’s only so much fast food I can take in any given week…and I’ve been trying to find healthy alternatives to burgers and fries. Which is why I did the happy dance when I found Starbucks Bistro Boxes.
These lunches are packed full of delicious wholesome food with whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables. And they only pack 500 calories or less! That’s right…an entire, delicious, HEALTHY lunch for 500 calories or less!
There’s a selection of 8 different boxes including: Cheese & Fruit, Chicken & Hummus, Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chipotle Chicken Wraps, Protein Bistro Box, Salumi & Cheese, Sesame Noodles, and Tuna Salad. I haven’t tried them all yet but the ones I have tried are YUMMY!
Every time I go into Starbucks, I’m hoping for the Salumi & Cheese Bistro Box. Nope, I didn’t misspell “salami”, salumi comes from an Italian word that means “salty meat” and encompasses a range of cured products, including salami. And I loooovvve Italian deli meats! The Bistro Box contains slow‐cured prosciutto and traditional and peppered salami are paired with Asiago cheese, rustic crackers, marinated Greek olives and even a piece of premium Starbucks chocolate for dessert! And at only 420 calories, what more could I ask for?
Sadly, I haven’t been able to find it yet. But I continue to look…
I have tried the Chicken Lettuce Wraps Bistro Box, and it was good! It contains crisp red lettuce leaves that you can fill up with Cantonese inspired chicken filling, chopped peanuts, a mix of fresh vegetables including cabbage, carrots, and cucumbers, and cilantro, and a yummy peanut sauce. For dessert – a premium Starbucks chocolate. I was surprised how fresh everything was, and that the veggies were crisp. I would definitely try this one again…especially since it was only 360 calories.
However my favorite right now is the the Chicken Chipotle Wrap Bistro Box that comes with whole wheat tortillas, white chicken breast and a crunchy lime-cilantro slaw that you can top with zesty pepper jack cheese and a tomato-avocado salsa. That slaw is EXCELLENT and I want the recipe for it…it is seriously that good! And of course the dark chocolate for dessert. It’s only 380 calories, and just telling you about it is making me crave it!
The two bistro boxes I tried were both filling, fresh, and delicious. It was just the right amount of food without leaving me feeling full and bloated.
So what are you waiting for? Next time you’re on the go, check out the new Starbucks Bistro Boxes…I think you will love them as much as I do!
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Starbucks Bistro Boxes and received a gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for taking the time to participate. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have and will continue to recommend Starbucks Bistro Boxes to family and friends!