Part of the thrill of attending a baseball game is the food and beer, right? Yes, of course we love the game itself, the fresh air and the environment, but the food and beer are really where it's at. Between the infamous ballpark franks and the Cracker Jacks and peanuts being thrown at us, the options are endless. Let's break all this food down and see which items are the healthiest and which we should be, well, avoiding.
Luckily, hot dogs really aren't all that bad for us. One hot dog has about 300 calories — not too shabby, but only if you can resist eating more than one. To make it a little healthier, skip the ketchup and mayo and opt for relish and chopped onions instead. Other foods that are low(er) in calories include:
We know, we know. It's not like you attend a baseball game every day, so it really isn't that important to watch what you eat, especially if you only attend one game per year. At the same time, though, it's important to be aware of what you're putting in your body at all times. You can still enjoy the game without consuming two days' worth of calories. The worst foods include:
As you can see, if you consume nachos, peanuts, a hot dog and two beers, you're looking at 3,300 calories. That's enough to sustain you for two days if you're on a low-calorie diet. Be warned!
A few tips for ensuring you make healthy choices at a baseball game include:
What are your tips for eating healthy at baseball games? Share in the comments below!
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