Attending a home team game doesn't mean you have to subject yourself to all the unhealthy ballpark foods being sold by the park vendors. Many ballparks around the country are beginning to offer healthier alternatives to the classic nachos and chili dogs, most of which are quite tasty and even fun to eat. Here is a list of 10 healthy ballpark foods (in no particular order) at stadiums around the country that you might be interested in trying at the next baseball game.
Who would have guessed you could find a plate of sashimi at the ballpark? However, it shouldn't be that much of a surprise at the San Diego Padre's Petco Park, which happens to be minutes from the ocean. With the sashimi combo plate, ballpark attendees can enjoy a healthy serving of fresh fish that features only 160 calories, 25 grams of protein and 1.5 grams of saturated fat.
A curried chicken lettuce wrap is something that you would never expect to find at a ballpark, especially at Dodger Stadium, home to the world renowned Dodger Dog. However, this healthy meal choice is among the list of nutritious foods now being served at Dodger Stadium. At 290 calories, with a heave helping of veggies, a curried chicken lettuce wrap sounds like a healthy and tasty choice at the next Dodger game.
Wraps apparently aren't just appearing in California. At Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, you can get a delicious turkey wrap from Boar's Head Deli, stuffed with tomatoes, lettuce and other goodies. Wraps are always a healthy alternative to buns and bread, and turkey meat is one of the healthiest meats you can eat. Fenway Park also offers a veggie dog and burger for those who aren't into to eating meat, like vegetarians.
Petco Park isn't the only place where you can find some good raw fish. Named after their popular All-Star, Ichiro Suzuki, Safeco Field's Ichiroll is a popular dish amongst Seattle Mariners fans. This sushi dish, which is based off of a spicy tuna roll, features 295 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and a helping of seaweed that provides fans with vitamin A and vitamin C.
A platter of sweet, ripe fruits sounds both delicious and nutritious, and can be easily purchased at Goya Latin Café in Minute Maid Park, home to the Houston Astros. This dish features a heavy helping of mangoes, strawberries, grapes, kiwi and other berries. Now that's a lot of vitamin C in just one dish, and is a healthier alternative to Cracker Jacks or ice cream. If you're looking for something to replace a warm brownie, you might want to try their baked plantains for another healthy dessert option.
Forget about the nachos or caramel covered popcorn when you're watching the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Instead, grab a delicious, smoked corn on the cob dipped in garlic butter. Now only does this snack treat sound delicious, it's healthier than most ballpark foods as well. With only 150 calories and 1.5 grams of saturated fat, you might even be able to enjoy two of them, guilt-free!
Rounding off the healthy wraps on this healthy ballpark foods list is the grilled vegetable wrap from Healthy Plate found inside Nationals Park. This is another sign of how ballparks are being more considerate about providing suitable food options for vegetarians who do not wish to partake in the ballpark staple of hot dogs and hamburgers. Plus, it's healthy too!
At U.S. Cellular Field, home to the Chicago White Sox, you can get your hands on a whole-wheat edamame bao at Wow Bao. If you're unfamiliar with what a bao is, it is a type of steamed bun or dumpling. Wow Bao's whole-wheat edamambe bao uses a whole-wheat bun, stuffed with edamame, or green soybeans. This steamed bun only has 150 calories, and is a healthy and unique food choice the next time you watch the White sox on their home field.
In the mood for a healthy fish taco? Try the mahimahi fish tacos at Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays. These little delights are stuffed with cabbage slaw and pineapple coleslaw, and only contain 140 calories per taco.
To top off the list, here is the grilled vegetable Panini at Angel Stadium's Panini Café in Anaheim, California. This vegan friendly sandwich features a bevy of vegetables, including zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes and carrots. If you're looking for something a little heavier and with meat in it, try the California Panini, which features grilled chicken breast and bacon. If you want a healthier Panini, then hold the bacon.