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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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