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Food and BeveragesGas stations are great for grabbing food and beverages on the go. Everything is packaged to be convenient to eat, with little or no prepping required. The convenience store is an ideal stop to make when you’re on your way into work, headed out of town, or need to get a quick bite to eat mid-day. At Cubbard Express, we have food and beverages for any time of the day with a wide variety of options.

One misconception is that you can’t get a healthy meal when eating at a convenience store, and that’s simply not true! With a wide variety of options to choose from, you can build a great meal to sustain you and give you the energy you need. Here are a few tips on how to do that.

Try to strike a balance with carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. If you just grab a granola bar, you’ll be satisfied for maybe an hour before you get hungry again. Granola bars are mostly carbohydrates, so they don’t tend to stick in your system for very long. To make a more well-rounded meal that will keep you satisfied for longer, try adding a hot dog or maybe some beef jerky for protein and some nuts on the side for some healthy fats. Before checking out, make sure your selection includes a protein, fat, and carbohydrate for a long-lasting meal that won’t have you rooting around for another snack in half an hour.

Everyone can use a little more fresh produce to increase their daily fruit and veggie intake. Check our convenience store for apples, bananas, baby carrots, and other produce to help you snack smarter. To drink, choose water, 100% fruit juices, or diet sodas to keep your calories down while you stay hydrated.

At Cubbard Express, we have a wide variety of options to keep you fueled for your busy schedule. Come check out our food and beverages the next time you stop in for gas.