When your stomach starts growling during a lengthy road trip, or you’re on the go running from errand to errand to errand…reverting to food from a convenience store might be your best option. The problem with most convenient stops is their hard-to-avoid, front-and-center display of doughnuts, pizza bites, and taquitos that glow through a glass case. Yeah, don’t eat that.
Instead, we worked with registered dietitian Jessica Pearl to hunt down the top healthy snacks you can find at most convenience stores. “You want to look for snacks with more protein and fiber and less sugar,” says Pearl. “This will provide a more efficient energy source and sufficiently satisfy your hunger.” Not only are the following goods affordable—they taste just as good as the sweet (or salty) stuff, and they provide necessary micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) and macronutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrate) that should be included in every man’s diet. Just be sure to pair the snack of your choice with water to stay hydrated.