Eating healthy can be a challenge for anyone, but it is especially difficult when it comes to traveling. Gas station mini marts are stocked with sugary snacks, restaurant chefs have a heavy hand when it comes to salt, and coffee shop pastries are oh so tempting at those caffeine pit stops. So is eating healthy even fathomable when it comes to the road? My family trip to Rutgers University in New Jersey turns this oxymoron into a thing of the past with some simple snacking solutions.
Nestled in the middle of Technology Square amidst MIT's tall concrete buildings, sits a pizza lover's haven. Encased in floor-to-ceiling windows, Area Four offers just about anything you might have a hankering for– whether that be their fresh, wood-fired pizzas, a crispy chocolate croissant from the bakery, or an all-beef hot dog from their NYC-inspired food cart sitting outside. If after reading that you're thinking, "Wow, is this place a coffee shop or a pizza parlor?", the answer is "yes".