A: We’ve all found ourselves hungry for a snack but with limited options. Whether you are traveling a lot for work, taking a long road trip or maybe in a shopping mall running errands, you can still stay on track with your healthy eating goals by choosing a healthy snack.
Yes, even gas stations and vending machines have some healthier choices! Go for something with more vitamins or protein, and less sugar and sodium.
Take a look below at some healthy snack ideas to keep in mind for those potentially “unhealthy” situations.
Best snack ideas for gas station:
- String cheese
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Cottage cheese
- Greek yogurt
- Deli turkey or cheese
- Baby carrots
- Piece of fruit (apple, orange, banana)
- Almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, etc.
- Protein bar
- Nut butter
Best snack ideas for vending machine:
- Trail mix
- Protein bars or granola bars
- Whole grain snacks such as whole grain crackers or pretzels
- Piece of fruit
- Baked chips
Expert Coach Sara Oswalt, RDN, CDCES
Sara is passionate about helping people develop sustainable lifestyle changes to live in a healthier and happier way. She truly believes that meeting members where they are and creating a plan that involves setting achievable goals is the key to being successful in any health change.