We aren't the only one kicking off 2011 with healthy breakfasts each day; so is Starbucks. It's been a key player in the fast casual breakfast wars, and to keep up with those almost a year. We picked one up on our way to work; how did it stack up to the rest of the lineup? To find out, keep on reading.

New this month, the Veggie, Egg, & Monterey Jack Breakfast Sandwich involves an "egg omelet with fire-roasted green and red peppers and diced onion topped with monterey jack cheese, nestled in a hand-scored, oven-toasted artisan roll." The meatless addition to the savory breakfast menu is also 350 calories — 150 fewer than Starbucks's popular sausage breakfast sandwich.

The good news: the bread has a nice crust on its exterior, as well as a pleasant bounciness in every bite. The gooey, mild-flavored cheese almost has a brie-like quality to it and is a nice contrast to the fluffy egg. Where the sandwich is severely lacking is in its promise to deliver veggies. What I got wasn't visually on par with the chain's depictions. In fact, the only piece of produce I spotted was one square of red pepper — and I was counting.

Perhaps this item should be renamed the Egg & Oozy Jack Breakfast Sandwich. It's a meat-free option that's a satisfying start to the day. Just don't expect to get a serving of vegetables when you eat it.