Try these healthy alternatives when you stop to refuel.
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.
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.
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.