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I got this dinner from a 7-11 gas station?



I can’t believe it either!  That’s organic noodles!  And check out those short ingredient lists.  I found them next to the organic tofu sandwiches – I kid you not!  In a gas station!


What’s your go-to healthy convenience food?  I also head for the bananas and Clif bars.  Can’t go wrong!



  • Heather (heather's dish) August 21, 2010, 7:50 pm

    wow, that’s crazy that came from 7-11!!! i always look for larabars or just plain water since i usually bring snacks with me 🙂

    • Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex August 22, 2010, 2:22 am

      I do the same thing–I always have a larabar or some other snack (almonds, crackers) in my purse.

      • Lauren at KeepItSweet August 22, 2010, 7:30 am

        me too! i get nervous when i run out of snacks in my bag lol

  • Julie @ Pickley Pear August 21, 2010, 7:51 pm

    Wow – I don’t know the last time I stepped into 7-11. Good to know!

  • Liza August 21, 2010, 7:58 pm

    There’s this convenience store all over Philly where I go to school (Wawa, seen it?!)
    If I’m in a pinch, they have these packs of crackers, cheddar cheese, and grapes that I like and they also have fresh fruit and carrot sticks and individual bags of soy crisps! Looove soy crisps!

    • Paige August 21, 2010, 9:58 pm

      I love those Wawa packs of cheese/cracker/grapes! So convenient. I like the mini pita rounds & hummus packs too!

      • Jaime Runs August 21, 2010, 10:09 pm

        YES! The Sabra packs! So good.

  • Nicole - yuppie yogini August 21, 2010, 8:03 pm

    Go to convenience food is a Luna Bar and Diet Dr Pepper….or Starbucks Soy Latte. With me convenience food = junk food. I need to work on that.

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) August 21, 2010, 8:08 pm

    Sweet!! I usually look for bars or nuts. Those are the most satiating for me. As for a real meal? I suppose a pre-packed sandwich if it came down to that. Food is food, ya know?

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) August 21, 2010, 8:14 pm

    I love WAWA for their prepackaged stuff. Made being a vegetarian while traveling in PA very easy.

    • Jaime Runs August 21, 2010, 8:16 pm

      Yay! WAWA!

      I go for grapes, bananas and bars. If I’m really hungry, I’ll have a sandwich made.

  • Callie August 21, 2010, 8:20 pm

    Wow. All that from 7-11?
    I usually get the Perfect Oatmeal from Starbucks and put banana slices in. If I’m in a hurry, I’ll go with an energy bar and water. 🙂

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous August 21, 2010, 8:29 pm

    Whoa, impressive! Duane Reade now even has sandwiches, salads and yogurt. They don’t look the freshest, but it’s pretty cool that a drugstore is offering healthier options!

  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat August 21, 2010, 8:43 pm

    My go to convenience store food is usually unsweetened tea and either nuts, a healthy meal replacement bar (Cliff, Kind, Luna, Larabar, etc.), or chex mix (if I am feeling a bit naughty!).

    My question is: was the 7-11 food tasty??

  • Camille August 21, 2010, 9:10 pm

    Woah! Impressive! I always head for the fruit and coffee. Can’t go wrong! 🙂

  • Allie August 21, 2010, 9:13 pm

    Haha that’s awesome! Nuts and trail mix are always my go to food. Banana chips as well :).

  • lisasfoods August 21, 2010, 9:26 pm

    Very cool – looks like good kosher food.

    I usually stick to buying granola bars and yogurts while on the road, since they’re quick and easy. In Japan all of the convenience stores sell rice and fillings wrapped in seaweed, which make great meals or snacks; it’s a great country to travel to for finding healthy options.

  • jassy August 21, 2010, 9:30 pm

    banana and apple! 🙂

  • Maria @ Oh Healthy Day August 21, 2010, 10:04 pm

    Oh there is hope for this country yet 🙂
    I usually go for the bars too or pretzels.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 21, 2010, 10:39 pm

    Wow-great find! I usually go for a piece of fruit or granola bar (Clif, Luna, or Larabar). I tend to bring food with me, though, if I know I will be away from a fridge for too long.

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 21, 2010, 10:45 pm

    Whoa what the heck? 7-11 has really upped their game.

  • Emily August 21, 2010, 10:46 pm

    1)A bar of some kind
    2)String cheese and crackers/pretzels
    3)Peanut M&Ms 🙂

    I have been impressed with 7-11 before…they almost always have fruit cups and string cheese!

    • Danika August 21, 2010, 10:59 pm

      Yes! The individual string cheese! And Fruit!
      They also have the BEST flavored coffee around!…
      No not from the machines (ew) I mean freshly brewed!

  • Michelle August 21, 2010, 11:02 pm

    Awe, I miss 7-11’s! I live in New Brunswick, Canada, and they don’t have them out here. They had them in Alberta, though. I’ve got to start snooping the convenience stores around here!

  • Meg August 21, 2010, 11:10 pm

    Dang, the 7-11 around here needs to take a hint! 😀

  • Kate @ Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Journey August 21, 2010, 11:21 pm

    What a lovely surprise!! Before we moved to CA we lived in VA where they had Sheetz gas stations. They had a little container of Sabre with mini pretels that was a delightful little snack. Oooh and they made stuff there too so they would make me a vegie quesadilla.

  • Amber K August 21, 2010, 11:25 pm

    That’s awesome! I try and find bananas and packages of just nuts.

  • Sana August 21, 2010, 11:37 pm

    Mexican place! You can always make a veggie bowl!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 21, 2010, 11:41 pm

    Whoa, I thought I would never see that. I go with a cliff bar and a fruit too. Usually an apple.

  • Freya (Brit Chick Runs) August 22, 2010, 2:15 am

    Oh there are SO few good healthy convenience foods round here! But if I go to a big enough supermarket, there’s normally a sandwich I can have 🙂
    Your meal is impressive!

  • Tina August 22, 2010, 7:08 am

    How nice!! I don’t think I would find that in a local gas station. We don’t have 7-11s though and I wish we did. I always stop at them for gas/pitstops when we go to Florida.

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 22, 2010, 7:45 am

    That’s crazy!! I always go for the nuts and bars at gas stations…bananas and oranges are good options too, but I shy away from the apples because I never know who’s touched them!

  • Sara August 22, 2010, 7:50 am

    LOL I would NEVER find that at a GA gas station…I’d probably have to choose from pretzels and trail mix! If there’s a Subway anywhere around me, that’s probably where I’ll go in a fix. Unless there’s a Panda Express. Not TOTALLY healthy, but I always crave Panda!

  • Jenny August 22, 2010, 8:00 am

    It’s funny, I’m living in Taiwan right now and 7-11 has a TOTALLY different reputation than in the US. Not only are they everywhere, but they’re also known for offering many healthy options–fresh salads and even a hot food bar with tea eggs and boiled vegetables! I plan to blog about it at some point because I know my friends will be shocked. Maybe, though, your post indicates that the US is slowly catching on…

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 22, 2010, 8:41 am

    The gas stations around here definitely don’t have options like that! If I’m out and need a snack, I usually pop over to a grocery store and buy a banana + individual container of yogurt.

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 22, 2010, 9:00 am

    My go to snack is a clif bar or a larabar. Sometimes I will find a halfway decent sandwich at a gas station too. I usually try to find a grocery store and get a salad or some fruit.

  • Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) August 22, 2010, 9:03 am

    Wow, what great finds! I guess it really pays to look.

    My go to healthy foods on the go are fruit, Nakd/Eat Natural bars (UK) and rice cakes/pretzels. Generally things that are easy to find and easy to carry around if I need to!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 22, 2010, 9:20 am

    That is pretty funny, but really great! I always go for the water and pretzels or a nutritional bar of some sort. Glad to see you are enjoying the eats there!

  • Brooke - One Healthy Cookie August 22, 2010, 9:22 am

    That’s awesome! It looks delicious.

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit August 22, 2010, 9:52 am

    I go for clif bars too 🙂

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up August 22, 2010, 10:08 am

    I tend to go for fruit, typically bananas. I also like Clif and Larabars. Although occasionally I do sneak a pack of pretzel M&M’s. 😉

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans August 22, 2010, 10:10 am

    Wow I would never have expected that at 7/11 but its good to see that they have more options then gross nachos and two day old hot dogs now!!

  • eatmovelove August 22, 2010, 10:19 am

    Um…licorice, pretzels and chocolate? 😉 Sorry, I’m the odd answer out 🙂 But yeah, string cheese, little bags of rice-chips are in some too. What kind of 7-11’s do you have there?! lol.

  • Stacey August 22, 2010, 10:50 am

    Cliff bars are my go-to meal as well! When paired with a naner it makes a mostly filling meal 🙂

  • faith @ gracefulfitness August 22, 2010, 10:55 am

    I’m with you, fruit and cliff bars. Yogurt (although I am so partial to plain that it hard to eat the sweet stuff), hard-boiled eggs, and string cheese are decent protein go-tos. Way to go 7-11 on the real food!

  • whitney August 22, 2010, 11:14 am

    I usually stick with the fruit or trail mix because they always entice me but I end up eating the whole thing haha.

    I love clif bars

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 22, 2010, 11:34 am

    Wow great find! I usually get baby carrots and hummus (if there happens to be any decent-looking carrots in the store). If not, then triscuits and hummus or red pepper dip.

  • Nicole, RD August 22, 2010, 11:51 am

    Wow! Impressive! I’ll have to pay attention the next time I have to snack on the go!

  • Lana August 22, 2010, 11:52 am

    Omg?! 7-11?! Dang, I’ll have to add that to my list on a road trip. I always have nuts, apples and home made granola bars with me…easy for grab-n-go!!

  • kate August 22, 2010, 12:49 pm

    I go for fruit & bars, too. If they have neither my last resort is chocolate milk. I found sabra hummus in a gas station in Ohio, amazing no?

  • mary & christina (sisters running the kitchen) August 22, 2010, 1:06 pm

    I really don’t like 7-11’s! If I have to eat at a convenience store I usually will go for Wawa..I find them a lot cleaner!

  • Kate August 22, 2010, 1:27 pm

    Michael Pollan would be SHOCKED lol. I love his rule about not getting food where you get gas – you proved this one wrong!

  • hippierunner August 22, 2010, 1:29 pm

    I usually have my own food on me like bananas, and nuts so if I find myself in a convenience store I will usually go for sour candy! Haha, luckily I don’t find myself in those stores often!

  • Amanda@Thegrainsofparadise August 22, 2010, 2:27 pm

    That is really really cool! I don’t even know if we have 7-11 out here though?

  • Chelsey August 22, 2010, 2:33 pm

    I go for nuts and fruits whenever possible! I didn’t know that 7-11 had such healthy options!

  • Nicci August 22, 2010, 2:43 pm

    I love finding healthy meals when on the road, I found a good fruit salad & turkey sandwich at 7/11 a month ago. I was pretty ecstatic too.

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef August 22, 2010, 9:23 pm

    very impressive!

  • Maren August 23, 2010, 10:10 am

    Wow that is crazy! My bf and I went on a last minute trip to my gmas this weekend, so I had no time to grab healthy options (we left at 9 p.m. friday!). I usually grab clif bars, but there wasn’t a single clif bar to be found at any of the gas stations! I finally got some all-natural kettle corn. It was the best I could do!

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