My 17 year old brother had to visit his girlfriend in PA (he lives in GA… I know, so cute), so I documented the good, bad, and ugly foods we ate (mostly good though!).
First, were the terrible combos…
Yeah right! Perfect hunger management–give me a break.
Plus, look at what they look like! Looks gross. We all know that combos are loaded with sodium, and refined grains. Not a good snack choice (my brother chose these of course, not me).
My choice was cashew nut clusters (below).
These are a better option (even though they are made with just a little sugar) because they are full of vitamins and minerals, protein, and healthy fats.
Up next, I must mention Starbuck’s oatmeal. I chose to get nuts and dried fruit with it. The oatmeal was certainly a healthy choice, but it did not have very good flavor. I can make better tasting oatmeal at home. But, when on the road Starbuck’s oatmeal is a healthy choice.
At least it looks pretty.
One last road trip item to mention: sparkling green tea.
Ok, my first thoughts were, “how can this be good for me?”. All I could think about was the citric acid eating away at my tooth enamel, and the artificial sweeteners. Yuck. The carbonation made me feel like I was drinking soda. I felt like I was committing a health sin. But, I look on the side of the bottle and it explains how it contains all these antioxidants from the green tea. So, in my mind maybe the good and bad even out.
In the future, I will not be drinking these unnatural drinks too often.
More food stories from the PA trip to come… including our trip to Philly to eat a Philly cheese steak, and trip to NYC to M&M World.