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The Top Swap at Starbucks

Recent years have seen the introduction of a solid line of breakfast and lunch foods.

The Top Swap at Starbucks
Top Swap

The Top Swap at Starbucks

Recent years have seen the introduction of a solid line of breakfast and lunch foods.

Once upon a time, Starbucks was a fine place for coffee, but a dangerous place for fancy drinks and food. But recent years have seen the introduction of a solid line of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, oatmeal, wraps, parfaits, and snack plates, making this coffee shop a reliable place to tame a growling stomach on the go. Just ignore the carb-fueled con- fections. As for the drinks? Unless you keep it simple, they can do some damage.

Eat This

Reduced Fat Turkey Bacon Breakfast Sandwich

Calories

230

Fat

6 g

Saturated Fat

2.5 g

Sodium

560 mg

Not That!

Carrot Cake Muffin with Pecans

Calories

370

Fat

20 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Sodium

170 mg

Lean protein from the bacon and egg meets its perfect accompaniment in the relatively low-carb English muffin. That’s a powerful nutritional punch for a mere 230 calories. But tt’s time you learned the truth:
Muffins are icing-less cupcakes. It doesn’t matter what healthy ingredients they boast—blueberries, zucchini, carrots, nuts, bran— they’re just flour, eggs, butter, and sugar, and they’ll leave you hungry shortly after you eat them. How do we know that? Because this muffin has 20 grams of sugar and not even a full gram of fiber.