You all know that I feel breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it looks like Starbucks agrees. The coffee chain is revamping its breakfast menu to bring you healthier fare. The decision to do so is twofold: a little trickle down health from the top of the coffee chain (Starbucks' CEO was told to lose weight, and changing to a healthier breakfast helped him do so), and the hope that healthier breakfast options will bring consumers back to the ailing company.
The new menu will debut on Sept. 3, and according to USA Today, here's what you can order to start your day off on a healthy foot:
- Apple Bran Muffin: Made with whole-wheat flour, oats, wheat bran, apples, cherries, and honey.
- Multi-Grain Roll: Made with seven seeds and grains, served with a side of almond butter or strawberry preserves.
Calories: 280 calories
- Chewy Fruit & Nut Bar: This energy bar is made with oats, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and honey.
There are a few more healthy menu items, so read more.
- Power Protein Plate: This healthy smorgasbord consists of a hard-boiled egg, a small whole-wheat bagel, a 70-calorie pack of peanut butter, a cheddar cheese wedge, apple slices, and grapes.
- Baked Berry Stella: A whole-grain pastry featuring seasonal fruits.
- Oatmeal: This whole-grain oatmeal will be served hot in a cardboard to-go bowl. The oatmeal comes with three "mix-ins" — dried fruit, nuts, or brown sugar.
Calories: 140 with no toppings, 390 with all three toppings
The tag line for these healthy breakfast options is "Make morning good again." Just remember, there will be other not so healthy options, like the 490 calorie Apple Fritter that you will have to pass on by. I, for one, am happy to see another popular food chain adding more healthy options to menu. How about you?