I am a huge fan of the quick, grab and go Starbucks Protein Bistro Box because it’s filling and the macros aren’t too bad nutritionally. the only thing I don’t love is the price of $4.95. That means if you had one every day of the work week, it would cost you around $25 per week. Seems a bit pricey to me!
I wanted to recreate this Starbucks Protein Bistro Box and make my own at home for MUCH cheaper, so this is what I did. Oh…I also wanted to add some more greens and a little more protein in mine so that I could have it for a lunch instead of just as a snack.
What to buy:
- Slice of cheese (I got cheddar, but whatever cheese you want, will work)
- Peanut butter to go packs
I hard-boiled my eggs, cut up my veggies and made these cute to go packs for my lunches this week. Total time it took, about 12 minutes because that’s how long it takes me to boil my eggs. Aren’t they so cute!?
Trick: Sprinkle some lemon juice on your apples to make them last longer before browning.
Trick #2: Use a color changing egg timer like the one I use to make your hard boiled eggs exactly how you like them! It’s one of my favorite kitchen gadgets ever and so cheap!
Tip #3: Hover over this image to share or Pin to Pinterest to remember to make later!
I threw them in some old Chinese food to-go containers (I swear they are the best Tupperware I have!) and popped them in the fridge for a SIMPLE grab and go lunch for this week. Yes, those are Sam Adams Oktoberfest beers in the fridge next to the healthy lunches…hey it’s all about balance in life!
What do you think about this recipe? Do you see yourself making this DIY Starbucks Protein Bistro Box at home? Leave a comment below!