Iateapie.net

Starbucks Power Protein Plate Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Nov 18, 2008
Rating:

Starbucks Power Protein PlateContinuing my Starbucks kick armed with new information and new product choices, I decided to try the protein plate after a particularly difficult day at the gym. After all, since protein helps repair muscles post-exercise, this product seemed perfect for me. What exactly comprises this assortment of goodies, you may ask? One $4.95 package contains a cage-free hard-boiled egg, a mini whole wheat bagel with a packet of peanut butter, a couple pieces of white cheddar cheese, apple slices, and a bunch of grapes, all for a satisfying 330 calories.

But how does it taste? The grapes were fresh and the apple slices surprisingly crisp (this is a packaged good, after all). The egg was not overdone (a problem I often find with other pre-cooked, packaged eggs), and the bagel with peanut butter was good as well, if a little dry.

The Starbucks Power Protein Plate also provides 16 grams of total fat (25% of the RDA - no doubt due to the peanut butter and cheese), 4.5 grams of that is saturated fat (22% of the RDA), 67% of the RDA for cholesterol (200 mg), 22% of the RDA for sodium (540 mg), 16 grams of protein and 35 grams of carbohydrates which includes 20% of the RDA for fiber (5 grams) and 16 grams of protein. In addition, each plate provides a full 25% of the daily RDA for calcium.

Oui - I recommend Starbucks Oatmeal instead of this protein plate if you are watching your dietary intake. It will fill you up, but it really is high in saturated fat and cholesterol (from the egg). If I were to make any changes, I would include low-fat cheese, and do something using egg whites instead - perhaps a small omlette.

Rating
Taste: 4
Nutrition: 2.5
Price: 3.5
Overall: 3
- Help us spread the word -

Share this on Twitter Share this on StumbleUpon Pin It

Subscribe to Get Reviews by Email

* indicates required
Welcome to the internet home of Tanya Taylor, PhD. Here I review food products marketed as healthy and diet friendly options. I also share my weekly meal plans as I strive to get more creative in the kitchen.

Recent {Reviews}

-: Archives | About :-

Subscribe by RSS   Subscribe by Email Follow on Facebook   Follow on Pinterest  

Meal Plans & Lunch Time

Weekly Meal Plan + A Beautiful Day

Lunch Time - Apple, Berries and Feta Salad + Pasta With Sausage

Lunch Time - Apple, Avocado & Almonds Salad

-: More Meal Plans & Lunch Time :-

Review Categories

Beans & Chili
Boxed Dinner
Bread & Bagels
Breakfast Bowls
Brownies
Burrito
Cake & Pie
Candy & Chocolate
Cereal
Cheese
Chips
Coffee & Tea
Cookie
Crackers & Biscuits
Crisps and Things
Energy Drinks
Fast Food
Faux Meat
Flavored Water
Fro Yo & Sorbet
Frozen Meals
Fruit & Puddn Cups
Fruit Snacks
Gluten Free
Granola
Ice Pops & Bars
IceCream
Jams & Jellies
Juice and Drinks
Kids Foods
Meaty
Milk
Mints & Gum
Muffins
Natural Foods
Nutrition Bars
Nuts & Seeds
Oatmeal & Hot Cereal
Organic
Pancakes & Waffles
Pasta
Pizza
Popcorn
Protein Power
Salsa
Sandwiches
Sauces & Dressings
Seafood
Smoothies & Shakes
Sodas
Soups
Sour Cream
Sports Drinks
Spreads
Supplements
Sweeteners
Syrup
Toaster Pastries
Tofu & Seitan
Vegetable Puree
Vegetarian
Veggie Burgers
Veggies
Wraps
Yogurt
 

Search