Believe it or not, there are some healthy snacks at most gas stations, says Rania Batayneh, MPH, a nutritionist, eating strategist, and owner of Essential Nutrition for You.
KIND Cranberry Almond + Antioxidants Bar
Steer clear of candy and granola bars and grab this tangy, satisfying snack instead. At only 190 calories, each bar contains 50 percent of your recommended daily intake of Vitamins A, C, and E, which fight free radicals and help maintain the immune system and healthy skin, Batayneh says. And while it does have 13 grams of fat per serving, all of it comes from heart-healthy nuts.
Most gas stations now sell fresh fruit (usually near the register). Batayneh recommends grabbing an apple and or a banana for a snack that's a natural source of energy and fiber (so important for staying regular on the road).
While I wouldn't recommend eating this high-sodium snack every day, beef, turkey, or venison jerky is a relatively lower-calorie, higher-protein snack option, Batayneh says. It's also a very car-friendly snack that doesn't require any clean up!