Healthy Meals That Are Totally Unexpected

Traveling almost always means eating on the road or in the air. And that can mean making some nutritional sacrifices. But when the only option for lunch is a random gas station, it doesn’t have to mean that a balanced meal is completely off the table. In fact, it’s possible to find nutritious food options at airports, bodegas, fast food restaurants, and yes, even gas stations.

A few basic guidelines can help you stay on track: Go crazy with the veggies whenever possible. Try to achieve a stay-full-longer balance of protein and fiber. And keep an eye on portion sizes, especially at sit-down restaurants. Still need some guidance? Here are my favorite picks to have a healthy meal wherever you are.