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You’re late! Don’t compromise your diet at the Gas Station. Check out these healthy options!

August 5, 2009 Diet, Health, Healthy food concoctions, Other Leave a comment

donut_and_coffeeIn today’s working world, so many people are consumed with the hustle and bustle of life and can’t seem to find time to prepare a healthy breakfast, but somehow, those same individuals seem to find enough time to stop at gas stations before work to grab some coffee with cream and sugar, and an extra large chocolate-covered donut to kick start their day.

I am not against stopping in at gas stations for quick bite to eat, because even I get caught up in having to do that, but there are plenty of healthier options to choose from than that sugar- loaded muffin staring at you near the counter.

I have been in enough gas stations to officially state that you can be healthy on the go!

Check out some of my favorite gas station snacks!

First, I like to head to the cooler section where the freshest options are:fruitcup hardboiled

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Fresh fruit: apples, oranges and bananas are almost always available.
  • Fresh fruit cups: in little containers
  • Fresh veggies: fresh cut celery, carrots and dip.
  • Salads and wraps to go
  • Yogurt: plain, flavoredmusclemilk1orange_juice

If I’m in the mood for liquids, then I head towards the fridge:

  • Protein shakes
  • Water bottles
  • V8 juice- low sodium
  • Low fat milk
  • Apple/ orange juice

If I’m in the mood for something crunchy to munch on, then I head for the shelves:

  • Beef jerky
  • Protein barsalmonds
  • Granola bars
  • Mixed nuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Whole grain pretzels
  • Sugar free gum

After all the healthy choices listed above, you have Zero excuses to purchase that glazed donut again! Unless it’s your cheat meal ;)

Can you suggest any more?

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