By Deborah Goldstein
For some, a quick, cheap dinner means whipping up a pot of pasta. For others, it means fast food to go. But according to the food researcher Technomic, more and more consumers are eschewing fast-food restaurants for convenience stores to grab a quick meal. In fact, 55 percent of Americans eat snack foods for dinner. If holiday obligations leave you no time or energy to cook, there's usually at least one healthy option. Here's what to buy in the prepared foods section, and what to skip.
Convenience Store Dinners
Made-to-Order Sandwiches: Some convenience stores, like Wawa, offer a full deli. Choose lean turkey breast or chicken, go easy on the cheese, heavy on the vegetables, and opt for a whole-wheat bread.
Prepared Sandwiches: 7-Eleven hosts a 7-Smart line of prepared sandwiches, like its Southwest Turkey Sandwich, each under 400 calories.
Salads: QuikTrip offers a range of packaged salads. While most include meat and cheese, you'll at leastRead More »from How to Have a Healthy Dinner from a Convenience Store