Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Healthy Travel Food Choices
You're at the airport or a convenience store gas station during a trip and you're hungry. It's always my first inclination to grab a candy bar or a bag of pretzels - or both. But if I stop to think about it, here are a few healthier items to look for. These snacks have less than 250 calories and deliver nutrients that your body needs.
Crunchy Peanut Butter Clif Bar 240 calories: It's candy-bar delicious-but with 5 g of fiber plus vitamins and minerals.
Ultra Slim-Fast, Dark Chocolate Fudge Flavor 11-oz drink, 220 calories: It tastes like a shake but is fortified with 5 g of fiber plus vitamins and minerals.
Dannon Yogurt Fruit on the Bottom Strawberry Low-Fat Yogurt 8-oz cup, 210 calories: Sweet and creamy-it contains 300 mg of bone-preserving calcium.
Kraft Handi Snacks Mozzarella String Cheese 1 oz, 80 calories: As much calcium as half a glass of milk, it's great paired with V8
Healthy Request V8 100 Percent Vegetable Juice 10-oz bottle, 70 calories: Richly satisfying, and you get a ton of cancer-fighting beta-carotene and lycopene.
Heinz Simple Goodness Peaches 4-oz jar, 70 calories: This baby food tastes like dessert-but has as much fiber (2 g) as a whole peach!
Werther's Original Candies 1 piece, 20 calories: There are no vitamins, but this buttery morsel takes 10 minutes to melt in your mouth.
Planters Honey-Roasted Cashews 1.5-oz bag, 230 calories: Treat your heart to monounsaturated fat, vitamin E, and tocotrienols.