You’ve been on the road for a while, and no food is to be found in your cab. The only place to grab a snack is a gas station. What do you pick? Pizza? Maybe some chips? Ice cream? Not so fast – just because it’s quick and easy doesn’t mean it has to be greasy and fatty. U.S. News’ Anna Medaris Miller offers some healthier available selections in this slide show. Here’s a quick synopsis:

  1. Nuts are a fantastic and easy option that provide a good amount of protein to fill you up. Opt for unsalted kinds and pick almonds if you can.
  2. Greek yogurt is available in many convenience stores at gas stations now, and it’s a fantastic way to get plenty of protein without all of the sugar of normal yogurt.
  3. Beef? Yes, beef. Beef jerky in moderate amounts can be a great source of lean protein. Even all-beef hot dogs aren’t that bad compared to other picks. Just be careful because processed meat often has high amounts of sodium.
  4. Consider just grabbing a protein bar. Clif Bars and similar can high a good amount of fiber, high protein and moderate amounts of sugar, giving you a quick fix in a convenient package.
  5. And last, but certainly not least, fruit. It’d be hard to find a gas station that doesn’t have at least a few pieces of fruit. Rather than grabbing fruit juice, grab a whole fruit for an easy pick-me-up with some fiber.

Here’s to healthy eating on the road!


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