How to Eat Better on the Road

Try these healthy alternatives when you stop to refuel. BREAKFAST At Starbucks, skip the Apple Fritter (it contains almost half

Try these healthy alternatives when you stop to refuel.

BREAKFAST

At Starbucks, skip the Apple Fritter (it contains almost half a day’s worth of saturated fat) in favor of the Protein Artisan Snack Plate. In Cooking Light last summer, dietitian Karen Ansel called a combo of fruit, peanut butter, a hard-boiled egg, and a mini bagel a “perfect balance,” nutritionally speaking; the recent substitution of multigrain bread for the bagel can’t hurt (but go easy on the new honey peanut butter). At Dunkin’ Donuts, try the 150-calorie Egg White Veggie Wake-Up Wrap.

LUNCH

Craving a burger? Back away from McDonald’s 790-calorie Angus Bacon & Cheese. McD’s hamburger, at 250 calories, is “one of the diet-friendliest sandwiches in the biz,” said dietitian H. K. Jones in Fitness, though it’s so light, you may want to add a side salad with Newman’s Own low-fat balsamic vinaigrette. Dietitian Elaine Magee at WebMD suggests the “surprisingly tasty” veggie burger at Burger King.

DINNER

At 340 calories and 9 grams of fat, two slices of Pizza Hut’s 12″ Fit ’N Delicious pizza with diced chicken, red onion, and green pepper is “a dietitian’s dream,” Jones said.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest