Staying Slim at the Stadium

There is so much hype over the new food options at both Citi Field and the new and improved Yankee Stadium. Food from Blue Smoke and Shake Shack can be eaten by Met’s fans, while Yankee devotees can enjoy food from Brother Jimmy’s BBQ and Johnny Rockets. Although the bevy of food choices at both stadiums can be exciting, for those of you who are trying to eat healthy, it can be somewhat intimidating. This week, my team and I have collected some of our hits and misses when dining out at the stadiums. Heather's Suggestions
Pick: Sushi at Soy Kitchen (Yankee Stadium). Choose cucumber or California rolls over the spicy tuna or salmon rolls (which are made with mayo)
Skip: Macaroni and white cheddar with pancetta at Acela Club (Citi Field)Zeppole’s from Mike’s Arthur Avenue Deli (Yankee Stadium), which are fried sugared dough
Tip: Make sure to check out the calorie counts posted at every food vendor. Decide if you’re going to plan on just having a snack at the game or eating a meal. Keep a snack to under 200 calories and a meal to under 400 calories
Stephanie's Suggestions
Pick: Roast beef sandwich on rye with lettuce, tomato and mustard at Boar’s Head Deli (Yankee Stadium) or if you associate hot dogs with a baseball game, just have ONE (not foot long) with mustard (Nathan’s hot dog = 320 calories)
Skip: Fried flounder sandwich at Shake Shack (Citi Field)Bucket of popcorn which equals 2,473 calories! (Yankee Stadium)
Tip: Plan ahead. When possible, it’s always a great idea to bring your own meal to the stadium. You can save money and eat healthy by bringing a turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomato and mustard on whole wheat bread. Also pack a pre-portioned bag of nuts. Try Blue Diamond’s 100 calorie almond snack pack.
Dara's Suggestions
Pick: Food from the Kid’s Cart (Yankee Stadium), which offers school lunch favorites in small portions like PB&J sandwiches, small hot dogs and Kozy Shack puddings. As crazy as it sounds, check out Melissa’s Produce, a mini farmers’ market to pick up some fruit (Yankee Stadium- located behind the main entrance)
Skip: Brother Jimmy’s BBQ fried pickles (Yankee Stadium)Milkshakes at either Shake Shack (Citi Field) or Johnny Rockets (Yankee Stadium)
Tip: Whether it be a cheese string and an apple or some Fiber Rich and cottage cheese, try and eat a snack right before heading to the game, to prevent your hunger from getting the best of you! You’ll be less inclined to reach for the burger and fries if you’re not ravenous and more likely to reach for something nutritious.

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