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Starbucks Canada: Low Calorie Breakfast Options

As much as I like to plan my food for the week, my work means coffee meetings and worse, lunch meetings. So I am always on the look out for healthier options at places I may have to visit. Watching someone else eat and just having a plain hot drink is just so no fun.  Since Starbucks seems to be the go to for short meetings, I have become very familiar with their menu options.

Sadly, my old favourite of ham & swiss on a croissant no longer fits in my calorie budget, so what does? The easy breakfast option at Starbucks is always the Sous Vide Egg Whites with Monterey Jack & Peppers. At Just 170 calories for two they are delicious, easy to eat and portable. Whether you are vegetarian or not, they are probably the easiest choice for most people watching calories.

Low Calorie Breakfast Options at Starbucks Canada

Starbucks Canada - Low Calorie Breakfast Options

A surprisingly low calorie option is the Reduced-Fat Turkey-Style Bacon, Cheddar & Egg White Breakfast Sandwich. At only 210 calories it can feel like more food than the Sous Vide Egg Whites and I do love some carbs. It actually has less fat than the egg bites too!

Starbucks Savoury Foldovers are 250-270 each. They are a lunch option so not all Starbucks will have them out for breakfast, but many do. Choose from Ham & Cheese, Spinach, or Pepperoni & Tomato. They come with a croissant like pastry that feels like a lot more than the 250 calories.

If you prefer whole eggs to egg whites, the Sous Vide Eggs with Bacon and Gruyere are 310 calories. Much higher than their egg white option but extra delicious and 300 calories isn’t terrible for breakfast outside of the home.

Low Calorie Vegetarian Breakfast Options at Starbucks Canada

Starbucks Canada - Low Calorie Breakfast Vegetarian Options

If you want a vegetarian option, the Spinach, Feta & Egg White Breakfast Wrap is 290 calories. The Egg & Cheddar on an English Muffin is 280 calories if you prefer whole eggs to egg whites.

Looking for something carb filled? A plain butter croissant is 270 calories. A plain bagel is around the same, but any topping will quickly put you over the 300 max calories I like to use for breakfast.

Starbucks’ Whole Grain Oatmeal is only 160 calories but watch the toppings, they can add up quickly. Brown Sugar adds 50 calories, the Fruit, Nut & Seed Medley will add another 70 calories while the dried fruit will add 100 more. If they have them out in the morning, Starbucks Parfait are 290-310 calories each but honestly, I find the sandwiches more filling for the same calories. The seasonal fruit cup is only 80 calories if you want a healthy snack breakfast.

So what is your go to breakfast at Starbucks? Get full nutrition details for Starbucks’ breakfast options here.

 

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