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Road Trip: Healthy Convenience Store Foods

Make healthy choices when you're traveling by choosing these light snacks from the convenience store. By: Karen Ansel, RD

Whole grain cereal cups
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Whole grain cereal cups

Why start your day with a donut when you can get wholesome whole grain cereal? You may need to dig through the cereal display to find it, but it’s in there. Just be sure to read the label, as some varieties are more healthful than others. Look for brands that supply at least 4 grams of fiber and about 160 calories per cup (Cheerios are a safe bet that are almost always available). Mix with low-fat yogurt and a banana and you’ve got a wholesome breakfast you can take along for the drive.

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