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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

Trail mix
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Trail mix

Put down the peanut M&Ms and reach for a bag of trail mix instead. Its dried fruit and nuts provide the perfect mix of sweet, salty and crunchy - but with a healthful twist. You’ll not only slash fat and calories, you’ll get half the saturated fat you’d find in chocolate bars or M&Ms. Be sure to keep an eye on portions. Even though it’s good for you, trail mix is high in calories. Three tablespoons supply 140 calories and 9 grams of fat.

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