Summer means lazy beach days, family reunions, and road trips—most of which require at least a few hours in the car or hanging in the airport.
And while we’d love to prep and pack enough healthy, homemade fare to last us the duration of our travel time, that’s not always realistic. At some point your choices will inevitably be limited to whatever’s available off the next highway exit. So, you just have to do the best you can—but we’re here to offer some help. Each week this summer, we’ll be polling top dietitians for their go-to healthy picks from fast-food and fast-casual restaurants so you’re never caught off guard …
Mix-and-match snack: Almond Butter + Banana
Starbucks is a great place to pick up some healthy post-workout snack options, too! I’ll buy one packet of Justin’s Classic Almond Butter with a banana and an iced green tea. The protein from the nut butter helps rebuild and repair muscles while the banana helps refuel my energy. The iced green tea is refreshing, and its antioxidants can also help calm down inflammation.