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Making Healthy Choices on the Road

When traveling to a game, it can be hard to get proper nutrition on the road. Pack healthy snacks and choose more wholesome options at fast food restaurants to keep you fueled and ready.

Road Trip Snack Tips

Stock your car full of wholesome snacks, such as these:

  • Extra water
  • Granola bars
  • Fresh fruit – apples, bananas, grapes, pears
  • Nuts - peanuts, almonds, walnuts or pecans
  • Raisins and dried fruit
  • Trail mix
  • Whole grain bread
  • Whole grain crackers or pretzels
  • String cheese or individually wrapped cheese
  • Travel size peanut butter or hummus dips

Healthy Choices at the Drive-Thru

These days, most fast food restaurants feature healthier options on their menus. Skip the greasy burgers and sugary sodas with better choices like one of these. All are 350 calories or less.

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  • Egg McMuffin
  • Fruit and Maple Oatmeal
  • Fruit N’ Yogurt Parfait
  • Apple Slices
  • Premium Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich (no mayo)
  • Premium Grilled Ranch BLT
  • Premium Asian Salad with Grilled Chicken
  • Premium Southwest Salad with Grilled Chicken
  • Grilled Chicken Snack Wraps
  • Original Hamburger
  • Mac Snack Wrap

  • Apple Pecan Chicken Salad
  • Mandarin Chicken Salad
  • Ultimate Chicken Grill
  • Apple Slices
  • Plain Baked Potato
  • Small Chili
  • Grilled Chicken Go Wrap

  • Tendergrill Chicken Garden Salad (No cheese and light Italian dressing)
  • Garden Salad
  • BK™ Veggie Burger (no mayo)

  • Fresco Style Ranchero Chicken Soft Taco
  • Fresco Crunchy Taco
  • Fresco Grilled Streak Soft Taco
  • Fresco Soft Taco
  • Regular or Fresco Bean Burrito

  • Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich
  • Sunflower Multigrain Bagel
  • Yogurt Parfait with Harvest Nut Granola
  • Fruit Cup
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Side Salad
  • Southwest Chargrilled Salad
  • Chargrilled Chicken Garden Salad

Interested in learning more about fueling a young athlete?

Schedule an appointment with a WakeMed dietitian by making an appointment with Outpatient Nutrition Services at 919-350-7000.

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