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Make Ballpark Food Work For You

Something happened between the confusion I was having over pinch hitting a few weeks ago and now — I became a San Francisco Giants fan. For longtime fans: lame, I know. I'm like one of those people who only shows up to church on Easter or Christmas. But for me, it's exciting. I've been swept away by hometown pride and doing my best to understand the ins and outs of the game. I'm also trying to figure out how to eat healthy at the ballpark and local sports bar. After a weekend of near misses, here's how I managed to not eat a diet consisting solely of buffalo wings, hot dogs, and French fries.

  • Watch the game at home. You have total control of what food is served if you stay in. Throw yourself a baseball bash and make a bunch of healthy sport snacks. Keep those snacks off of the table and in the kitchen so you avoid mindless eating.
  • Look for the healthy option. Most ballparks offer at least one healthy vendor or a few healthy menu items between the vendors. Do your research: before you go, check out which vendors are at your ballpark so you can avoid the guy who goes from aisle to aisle with hot dogs, chips, and beer. The same goes for a sports bar; I was able to order a veggie burger and salad at mine.
  • Bring your own food. Some ballparks will allow you to bring food items in. Check your ballpark's website to see if you can bring a healthy meal or snack pack.
  • Eat before you go. During Sunday's game, I ate a meal before I hit my neighborhood sports bar. By the time the cheese fries got passed around, I was already stuffed.
  • Indulge a little. If you want to cheat a little, don't beat yourself up for ordering the buffalo wings. Take this new study into account: eating the occasional high-calorie meal won't deter a normally healthy diet. Just don't go overboard!

Even if your baseball team didn't make it to the playoffs, these healthy eating tips work for watching the pig skin, too.

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EmeraldSkye EmeraldSkye 5 years
I'm pretty sure it's impossible to go to a Giants game and not get garlic fries. I go a few times each season and have never been able to resist them! Luckily that's the only ballpark food I really like so it's the only thing I get.
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