Eating healthy for diabetes when eating out is not easy….if only you had your own personal registered dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes educator, and experienced person successfully managing diabetes to advise you. Oh wait- you do. And here are my best picks for a meal at Starbucks.
With over 30 thousand Starbuck stores in the world, I bet you have stopped by to meet a friend or used Starbucks as an easy stop during your vacation or work travels.
While this restaurant is mostly used for coffee or tea; they also offer snacks and meal options. When I’m traveling, even sometimes stuck in an airport, I know this shop has options to keep me on track with getting a quick meal that can be diabetes friendly. Let’s take a look at the best options…
Remember, I’m looking at all the restaurants using the same guidelines -limiting calories, carbohydrates, saturated and trans-fat and sodium is the goal and for our “Eating Out” series. I set 750 calories, 50 grams carbohydrate 5 grams saturated fat, 0 trans-fat and 750 milligrams sodium as our upper limits.
Here are two breakfast choices and two lunch choices that meet the criteria:
Reduced fat Turkey bacon and cage free egg white sandwich with black coffee or tea
Sous Vide Egg bites Egg white and red pepper and classic oatmeal (no add ons except cinnamon and a low-calorie sweetener) along with coffee or tea
Chicken Maki Roll with coffee, tea or water
Tomato and mozzarella sandwich with coffee, tea or water
I wasn’t able to fit any of the other snack or side dishes into this meal plan for a couple reasons…either they would add too much sodium, saturated fat, or carb. And many of the side items as a standalone, would not provide enough calories or protein as your meal.
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Here’s to your health.