"Take Me Out to the Ballgame" namechecks peanuts, and Cracker Jacks, but the song doesn't mention the calorie or fat content of these tasty treats. Even if you aren't a hardcore baseball fan, chances are you might find yourself in a stadium this Summer, noshing on the favorite foods of America's favorite pastime.
To help you make smart choices, I've consulted the always-helpful CalorieKing and put together a breakdown of popular ballpark eats, including hot dogs, chili fries, and the aforementioned peanuts and Cracker Jacks. Some of the information certainly surprised me, so to see how they all compare,
|Food||Serving Size||Fat (g)||Saturated Fat (g)||Calories||Sugar (g)||Carbs (g)||Protein (g)|
|Hot Dog||1 4-oz. dog||18.5||7||315||9||29||10|
|Corn Dog||1 4-oz. dog||14||4||250||6||23||9|
|Pepperoni pizza||1 3.8-oz. slice||12.1||5.3||298||4.1||34||13.3|
|Roasted Unsalted Peanuts||30 large peanuts (1 oz.)||14.1||2||166||1.2||6.1||6.7|
|Cracker Jacks||1/2 cup||2||0||120||15||23||2|
|Nachos With Cheese||Small (20 chips)||29.5||9.5||554||0.5||65.8||12.3|
|Soft Pretzel||4.1 oz.||3.6||0.8||389||0.3||79.8||9.4|
|Frozen Malt||12 oz.||24.8||15.8||518||62.3||63.8||9.8|
|Chili Fries||9.9 oz||36||0||596||3||83||10|
Wow, I had no idea those unassuming nachos were so high in calories! And I'll continue to avoid the soft pretzels, chili fries, and malts. If you want something not deadly to snack on, peanuts and even Cracker Jacks aren't a bad choice. What's your favorite ballpark treat?