Starbucks new spring menu has much to crow about when it comes to salad selections.
If you’ve grown weary of their sodium-laden breakfast sandwiches (yeah, Sausage/Cheddar Sandwich with 920 mg sodium, I’m lookin’ at you), then you might be interested in these 3 new salad bowls:
- Hearty Veggie & Brown Rice Salad Bowl
- Chicken & Greens Caesar Bowl
- Zesty Chicken & Black Bean Salad Bowl
I recently sampled the Zesty Chicken and Black Bean Salad Bowl – and even using just half the salad dressing, was pleasantly surprised.
The salad bowl posts a pretty solid fiber profile, with 8 grams coming from quinoa, black beans, corn, and jicama.
If you go half-dressing, the numbers work out to 290 calories, 8 g fiber, 19 g protein for 610 mg sodium. Go all the way on the dressing and you top out at 360 calories and 850 mg sodium.
The Hearty Veggie & Brown Rice Salad Bowl also boasts 8 g fiber at 430 calories, but with less protein (10 g) and sodium (640 mg with all the dressing).
These certainly aren’t low sodium selections, but they’re a pretty good fiber buy for lunch on the fly.