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How to Eat Healthy at the Ballpark

Stadiums are now stocking healthier ballpark food options besides hot dogs and nachos. Try these nutritious swaps from Lori Rosenthal, RD, CDN, and feel great about your eating choices when catching your favorite team.

Ballpark Food at Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Healthy Bite: Mediterranean Garden Salad (no dressing)
Calories*: 250 calories
The Dietitian Says: Feta cheese and olives add a tasty kick to this healthy choice.

*All calorie counts estimated for the standard serving

Ballpark Food at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Team: Texas Rangers
Healthy Bite: Chicken, veggie, guacamole, and black bean burrito
Calories*: 395 calories
The Dietitian Says: The burrito’s healthy fats and fiber will keep you feeling full until the last out.

Ballpark Food at Nationals Park

Team: Washington Nationals
Healthy Bite: Veggie burger
Calories*: 300 calories
The Dietitian Says: This patty contains about half the calories and 20 percent of the fat of a beef burger.

Ballpark Food at Progressive Field

Team: Cleveland Indians

Healthy Bite: Fruit cup (melons, pineapple, grapes, strawberries)

Calories*: 126 calories

The Dietitian Says: This low-calorie choice will satisfy your sweet tooth and provide three servings of fruit.

Ballpark Food at Marlins Park

Team:  Miami Marlins

Healthy Bite: Freshly shucked oysters

Calories*: 120 calories for six oysters

The Dietitian Says: These delicious mollusks are low in calories and fat and rich in iron.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest