Thursday, April 12, 2012

Go Healthy at Convenience Stores.

My friend {Lauretta} inspired this post because yesterday she tweeted about an article from our local newspaper, The Express-Times:
Three Minute Meals

The story tells about one man’s pull-together {3 minute} meal from items bought at Wawa.   
On his list:
  • StarKist Lunch To-Go chunk light tuna in water ($2.15)
  • Kraft macaroni and cheese original flavor microwavable dinner ($1.39)
  • Keebler Grab n' Go Cheez-It (99 cents)
  • Texas Pete Hot Sauce (condiments)

His creation: Spicy Tuna Casserole

All very interesting, I know.  But I got to thinking…

What are some healthy, more favorable choices that can be made at convenience stores?  Wawa {my fav} is one store in particular, that makes healthy munching an easy task.  They have a whole section dedicated to salads, fruits, yogurts, wraps, and cheese/cracker meals. 

I also like how some chains {Wawa and Sheetz} have made-to-order sandwiches.  My husband came home the other day and told me all about Wawa’s new {7 grams of fat and under} sandwiches.  Apparently, when creating a sandwich, the computer only allows you to choose healthy options such as veggies, turkey, vinegar, spices, etc.  Gone are the cheeses, greasy meats and mayo from that menu!  

Last night I ordered a delicious six-inch smoked turkey hoagie on a whole wheat roll with lettuce, pickles, cheese, oregano and vinegar.  For a meal on the go, it was mighty tasty...and healthy!

The next time you wander into a convenience store for a snack, remember, there are ways around the calorie-laden goodies.  A little creativity and some common sense can keep you on the right track of healthy eating.  

Have a great Thursday!


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