Instant oats are less tasty & nutritious than whole oats.
Most skim milk varieties have a fair amount of sugar.
Just order your tall black coffee with Splenda, and go.
Starbucks' "Healthy" Menu Additions
While at a photo shoot in Utah I walked into a Starbuck's early in the morning to get some much needed energy for my early call time and discovered that Starbuck's now offers oatmeal. Imagine my surprise and delight because I hadn't yet eaten.
For $2.45 I can pick two "mix-ins" for my oatmeal: dried fruit, nuts or brown sugar. Well, I know that dried fruit is loaded with sugar and of course, brown sugar would negate any health benefits of a great bowl of oatmeal, so I opt for the nuts and add my own Splenda and cinnamon. After adding just the right amount of Splenda and cinnamon I sit down and dig in.
Click Image To Enlarge. Imagine My Surprise & Delight Because I Hadn't Yet Eaten.
Much to my disappointment I discover that the oats are actually instant oats made with skim milk. Not only are instant oats less tasty than whole oats but they are less nutritious. Not to mention the fact that no one behind the counter could tell me if this variety of instant oats was made with sugar?
This energy bar is made with oats, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, and honey. I'd like to see the nutrition break down of these. If you are a marathon runner, it may actually be a decent option.
Click Image To Enlarge. If You Are A Marathon Runner, It May Actually Be A Decent Option.
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. Healthier than some breakfast options if you skip the bagel.
Click Image To Enlarge. Healthier Than Some Breakfast Options If You Skip The Bagel.
Baked Berry Stella:
A whole-grain pastry featuring seasonal fruits. Pastry. Enough said!
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