The reason I am even posting this at all is so the next time you find yourself in the same situation maybe you will remember a little bit of what you have read here and perhaps make a better choice. Why make a better choice? Because eating more nutrient-dense and efficient foods makes you feel better, gives you lasting energy, and you feel better about yourself for striving to take care of your body.
This is what I found to be my best options:
- Cup of fruit from Starbucks: gives you quick energy + fiber (if you get a fruit cup from another source, please check that there isn't any added sugar)
- Small bag of mixed nuts: protein and fat, long-term energy, filling (make sure there isn't any added oils!)
- Whole wheat bagel - toasted, with nothing on it, or butter if you prefer
- Grab a banana and a hard-boiled egg, or even better, a whole grain bagel and a hard-boiled egg!
Here is an interesting article on the MSNBC website about healthiest restaurant choices if you and the family intend to sit down for a meal, or need to grab something more than a bagel.