Santa came early this year…
And with him, he brought mass amounts of Starbucks Baked Goods.
Naturally, I indulged in a few of these
tasty absolutely delicious treats.
Which, got me thinking… (This nutrition program is really killing my enjoyment of eating whatever I want)
What is the nutritional content of these Starbucks goodies? Let’s take a look… (courtesy of the company website)
- The “Chocolate Chunk Cookie”Calories/Fat (g)/Carbs (g) /Fiber (g) /Protein
Chocolate Chunk Cookie 380 17 51 2 4
- The “Oat Bar”
Blueberry Oat Bar 370 14 47 5 6
- The “Ginger Molasses Cookie”
Ginger Molasses Cookie 390 11 67 <1 6
- The “Coffee Cake”
Reduced-Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake 400 8 80 4 5
- The “Cake Pop”
Raspberry Truffle Cake Pop 160 8 24 <1 2
Okay, let’s summarize this.
The average 20 something year old girl will probably need about 1500 calories a day if she’s moderately active. A single piece of this reduced-fat coffee cake has almost one third of her daily intake of calories! Sure, calories aren’t everything (nutritional content of food is also very important), but these baked goods should be eaten in SERIOUS moderation!
A single cake-pop is probably your best option for having a Starbucks treat.
The lesson here: don’t be deceived by the names of these desserts. Just because there are oats in the oat-bar…. doesn’t mean it can be considered a healthy breakfast!
I won’t even bother digging into the nutritional info for their drinks (at least not until after the holiday season). After all, ’tis the season for indulging !