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Resolution: Eat Right on the Go

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If you made a resolution to eat healthier this year, we get it—and we get how hard it can be to stick to it. Luckily, it’s easier to find wholesome options during your commute than you might expect. The next time you need something quick, grab these health-friendly foods straight from the convenience store:

Instead of potato chips, grab… Popcorn

Craving crunch but not calories? Popcorn offers that satisfying, salty, crunchiness without the guilt (and fat content) potato chips bring with them.

Popcorn vs. Potato Chips

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Instead of pretzels, grab… Almonds or Sunflower Seeds

When you need something salty and dense, nuts and seeds are a healthy replacement for the nutrient-empty pretzel. Though higher in calories than pretzels, you’ll be left feeling fuller for longer due to the high-protein content of nuts, rather than reaching for more pretzels sooner.

Almonds vs. Pretzels

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Instead of candy, grab… Fruit

Need something sweet? Go for the fruit! If fresh fruit isn’t available, dried fruit offers just as much sweetness and some extra chewiness (just like your favorite gummy candies). Plus, you’ll reap the benefits of healthy vitamins!

Mixed dried Fruit vs. Hard Candies

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Instead of bologna, grab… Turkey

If you need a quick lunch, get the turkey sandwich rather than the bologna one–it’s lower in calories and fat.

Turkey Deli Meat vs. Bologna Deli Meat

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Instead of ice cream, grab… Yogurt

Okay, we know it’s not the same as ice cream, but it’s much better for you and it’ll satiate your craving for sweet and creamy.

Nonfat Vanilla Yogurt vs. Vanilla Ice Cream

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Instead of soda, grab… Flavored Seltzer or Club Soda

Sometimes, water just won’t cut it when you want something fizzy to drink. But instead of going for sugary soda, opt for a flavored seltzer to quench your thirst.

Club Soda vs. Ginger Ale

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*Nutrition information from SELFNutritionData

 

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