Come 2 p.m., many of us find ourselves embarking on a coffee run to Starbucks for a much-needed jolt of caffeine or satiating snack. Unfortunately, finding low-calorie coffee and grub options can be challenging, especially when so many lattes out there are spiked with caloric syrups while processed snacks sneak in belly-ballooning added sugars.
To help slim down your lunch break order, we’ve rounded up our favorite picks from Starbucks—all of which clock in under 200 calories. Find out which bites and cups of Joe are Eat This!-approved, and then don’t miss our exclusive report, 30 Secrets From Starbucks Employees to find out what goes on behind the scenes.
Zero sugar, whole grains, and a solid dose of both protein and fiber deem this breakfast one of our favorite go-tos from the coffee joint. Choose the Classic Oatmeal over the Hearty Blueberry variety to save 60 calories and 13 grams of sugar.
Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter
If you’re seeking a sweet afternoon pick-me-up, Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter packet from Starbucks is a satiating choice. The cocoa-infused nut butter boasts magnesium and heart-healthy fats—which improve your cholesterol levels and banish inflammation—thanks to the filling hazelnuts.
Nitro Cold Brew with Sweet Cream
Baristas lighten this straight-from-the-tap brew with a splash of vanilla sweet cream for an order that’s low in sugar and bursting with energizing caffeine. Order the cold brew over your regular grande vanilla latte just three times a week and you’ll save 540 calories—that’s the same amount of calories in a Big Mac!
Sous Vide Egg Bites: Egg White & Red Pepper
Adding more protein to your breakfast can help keep you fuller for longer and maintain a toned tummy, which is exactly why we’re all about these savory egg bites.
Unlike milky lattes, cappuccinos are crafted with less milk and a thicker layer of foam, which translates to fewer calories per sip. With just two simple ingredients—milk and brewed espresso—you really can’t go wrong.
Seasonal Fruit Blend
For an energizing snack that won’t break your calorie bank, grab an antioxidant-packed fruit cup from the ‘bux. We love that the fruit selection varies by season and isn’t smothered in syrup like many other portable picks.
Rather than getting engrossed in a daydream during your afternoon meeting, grab a Grande Latte Macchiato before convening with your coworkers. Clocking in at just under 200 calories, this cup of coffee’s impressive 225 milligrams of caffeine is well worth it.
Classic Bantam Bagels
Okay, this breakfast favorite doesn’t boast less than 200 calories, but rather exactly, yet we couldn’t seem to ostracize it from this list. Where else would you find doughy, fresh bagel bites stuffed with velvety cream cheese that won’t have you unbuttoning your skinny jeans?
Piping hot water is poured over bold espresso shots to produce this dairy-free delight that’s free of sugar and fat. If you’re looking for something a little more indulgent, try adding just a splash of cream to keep the calories low.
Although the flat white is normally layered with whole milk, opt for two percent milk to keep your order under 200 calories. You’ll still get the energy boost and full-body you’re craving.
Coffee Light Frappuccino
We don’t usually recommend Frappuccinos at Starbucks because they’re jam-packed with calories, sugar, and fat—a triple threat that may double your chances of weight gain. This skinny version of the original blended beverage is light in calories yet remains relatively high in sugar, which means you should refrain from ordering this regularly.
Chocolate Cake Pop
Skipping many of the desserts and breakfast pastries at the ‘Bux is a smart idea when you’re watching your weight, but this chocolatey treat is an exception. Choosing this bite-sized cake pop over the Double Chocolate Chunk Brownie will save your waistline a whopping 330 calories.
Chewy Chocolate Cookie
Another chocolatey favorite, this chunky cookie only packs in 170 calories and five grams of fat. It’s a better option than other treats on the menu, and especially more waistline-friendly than these 15 Things You Should Never Order At Starbucks.
Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher
Like most teas, this refreshing, blackberry-infused brew isn’t high in calories but will deliver the afternoon pick-me-up you need to power through your day. The best part? It has green coffee extract, which contains Chlorogenic Acid—which has been linked to antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and weight loss benefits.
This mug is made with a one-to-one ratio of steamed milk and freshly-brewed coffee for a caffeinated drink that’s creamy, delicious, and free of added sugar. Speaking of the sweet stuff, don’t miss our report on the 35 Sugariest Restaurant Meals on the Planet and familiarize yourself with what to avoid next time you dine out.