Starbucks Protein Bistro Box: Home-Style

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I used to work for Starbucks and, as some of you may know employees often get to take home the leftovers –  if their bosses have hearts. 😉 This means that quite often I came home with a few of Starbucks’ delicious Protein Bistro Boxes, and many other delicious baked goods. One day I was at home and had a craving for a bistro box, but, being a poor student who doesn’t waste (sorry) her money on Starbucks food I was not about to go out and buy one. It was in that moment that I realized how simple it would be to pull together a Protein Bistro Box at home and make any number of variations of it!

Bistro Boxes are ALL THE RAGE right now. As you may know, I’m not all that trendy. I do things at my own pace , and thus, I don’t own a “Bistro Box” (although I think I may pick some up soon). If you’ve never heard of them, they’re basically tupperware containers with partitions that you can use to separate different foods. They seem to be perfect for cold lunches at school, in my opinion.

Honestly, I’m not going to put a recipe for this on here, I think you probably already know how to make toast and slice some apples and cheese. But, I will put one up for hard-boiled eggs because I know that not everyone knows how to make those.

PERFECT HARD BOILED EGGS

A simple recipe for perfect hard boiled eggs.

|      Prep Time: 1 minute      |      Cook Time: 10 minutes      |      Total Time: 10 minutes      |

Directions:

Step One: Simply put your eggs (however many you want) in a pot, cover the eggs with water and turn the heat to high until the water just starts to boil.

Step Two: Turn of the heat and let the eggs sit covered, in the hot water for 10-12 minutes.

Step Three: Empty the water, replace it with cold water, and let the eggs sit in that for a few minutes. Cooling the eggs this way helps the shell separate from the egg for easy peeling and apparently keeps the egg from turning greyish.

Step Four: Peel. I usually hit the egg on the counter so that it cracks, and then gently roll it so the shell is cracked all over. It peels off pretty easily this way. Top with a little salt and pepper and you have yourself some yummy eggs to go with your bistro box!

This recipe/idea is perfect for a filling breakfast, lunch, or snack at any time. Just a tip: If you plan to box it up and bring it with you, toss a little lemon juice on your apples so they don’t brown. Enjoy your protein packed “Bistro Box”!

– AMANDA

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