Your Healthy Snacks May Be Making You Fat
With so many seemingly healthy choices that, well, aren't (Sugar! Sodium! Preservatives!), it's impossible to know what to reach for. Here, some good things that do come in small packages—and the optimal time to eat them.
On a Road Trip
Sorrento Provolone Cheese Stick (Pictured)
Highway rest stops and smart food choices aren't usually found in the same sentence, but "a lot of convenience stores now stock some decent options," says La Puma. This ubiquitous string cheese isn't starchy, has almost zero sugar, and provides a modest amount of protein and healthy fat.
Health Warrior Chia Bar
Energy bars are easy to travel with, but quality is key. The main ingredient should be an ancient grain, and skip those with artificial sweeteners or added vitamins and minerals. With just 100 calories and 5 grams of sugar—plus 1000 milligrams of omega-3, 4 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein—these small bars pack big benefits. The new dark chocolate cherry and chocolate peanut butter flavors satisfy a sweet tooth, too.