Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Works-For-Me Wednesday: Healthy Starbucks Tips

Going to Starbucks to treat myself works for me! But when I am trying to be healthy, I have to plan ahead a little so that I don't blow it while there. It is very possible to have Starbucks - whether on the go or hanging out there with friends - and be healthy at the same time.

Some of my favorite healthy drinks:

Grande Skinny Hazelnut Latte - This is a hot drink with nonfat milk and sugar-free syrup. I get extra pumps of syrup for a little more flavor - a grande usually has 4 pumps of syrup, so I order 6 pumps. On WW, this is 3 pts. Also, I'm getting a serving of milk for the day.

Venti Iced Skinny Hazelnut or Caramel Latte - When I get iced, I order bigger for approximately the same amount of liquid. And a good tip I learned - there is an extra shot in the venti iced compared to the grande hot even though they are similar amounts of liquid - so it packs more of a punch! Also a serving of milk and 3 WW pts.

Grande Caramel Frappuccino Light - Yummy blended drink, no whipped cream. The key is to order it double-blended so it's creamier and doesn't have ice chunks. I JUST found something out this weekend from a barista - you have to request it to be sugar-free, otherwise it's made with regular syrup. I never knew!! So, if you order it as normal it's 3 WW pts, but if you request sugar-free caramel syrup, I think it brings it down to 2 WW pts.

Some of my favorite healthy eats:

Oatmeal - I get the oatmeal with brown sugar and nuts. It's a nice satisfying breakfast. The oatmeal itself is 2 WW pts, the brown sugar adds 1 pt and I use half the nut packet for about 1 more pt.

Petite Vanilla Scone - You get to enjoy a pastry and not feel left out. These are delicious and cute! Order a 3-pack (better deal) and share. Each one is 2 WW pts.

Biscotti - This is the individually wrapped biscotti you can buy. I found different mutritional info for this - looks like it's 2 WW pts for a piece though.

Yogurt Parfaits - These are healthy, but just very high in points for me: 6-7 WW pts. If you have the points or it is your meal, then go for it.

You can look up a lot of nutritional info on the Starbucks site. There are more healthy options at Starbucks - these are just my favorites. What's your favorite?

To see what's working for everybody, stop by Works-For-Me-Wednesday hosted by We Are THAT Family!

Lisa :)


  1. Yay! Haven't been around here lately and boy am I loving your new look. So much better. Now it looks like you.

    Great job! Those Starbucks tips will keep me coming.


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