BYOF To The Ballgame

We brought home a winner last night at the Cardinals game!  Jonny and I have a good streak going with the Redbirds.  Hopefully we can keep it that way!  Whenever we go to evening games, we prefer to bring our own food.  As tasty as ballpark food is, let’s be real: itz not at all healthy.  In fact, itz downright terrible for you.  I’m all about indulging when I feel like it’s worth it, and ballpark food is not.

Where to start?  Well, one must always have some type of appetizer or snack.  The perfect ballpark snack is, of course, peanuts!  Bring them from home and you can spend two bucks on a bag from the grocery store versus six dollars at the game.

Peanuts have protein and fat to keep you full.  Plus, you have to work to get them out of the shell, so you can’t just shove them in your mouth and overeat.  Win-win.

We attended the baseball game with Jonny’s parents, so I got all of our orders and picked up dinner from Crazy Bowls and Wraps - a St. Louis place that does healthy food fast.  When distributing the food at the game, I noticed we were short a wrap.  Silly me didn’t bother to check our order before leaving, and CBW didn’t put one in there that I had paid for!  So frustrating, but Nancy ended up being quite happy with her barbecue pulled pork sandwich.

You can see Jack’s hand and wrap in the background, but he ate it before I could snap a real picture.  (Probably the only picture of the night I missed!)  Even though Jonny eats rocket fast, I was able to capture one of him with his Mediterranean Chicken Wrap with falafel, hummus, lettuce, feta, and tzatziki sauce in a whole wheat tortilla.

Jonny with food = Happy Jonny.  I rolled with the Tostada Salad with grilled chicken breast, romaine-organic spring mix, garbanzo beans, pico de gallo, feta cheese, avocado, and pepperocinis with a jalapeno-cilantro vinaigrette on the side.

My knees worked just fine as a table, thankyouverymuch!  See?  You can eat healthy at ballgames!  We are very fortunate that Busch Stadium allows fans to bring in any food or drink as long as it’s not in a glass container.  Oh, we also brought many bottles of water to stay hydrated in the warm weather!  And I got a little crafty with the camera:

Isn’t it a cool pic?  You know what else is cool?  High Five Friday.  Thanks to Meg for hosting.  (Sidenote:  Meg is one of the awesome girls that I will be rooming with when I go to HLS in August!!!)  Today I’m giving out a high-five to someone who I have recently “met.”  She is my Foodie Penpal this month, but you’ll have to wait until the 30th to see what I sent her!  I’m giving her a high-five because…

Jaimi just passed the 100 pound mark in her weight loss journey!  It’s absolutely incredible and I am so proud of all the changes she has made to live a more healthy lifestyle.  Jaimi writes, “I just want everyone to know losing weight is possible with a little work and a made up mind! If I can do it, anyone can do it! I honestly believe that I was almost a food addict whenever I was depressed in the fall! Now, I am a recovering one :) Yes, things tempt me and sometimes I will take a small bite of something but I am never going back to the old lifestyle!”  Amen, Jaimi!  Moderation is key and anything you put your mind to is possible!  #PROOF  Keep it up, girl!

Now for the Barlean’s Omega Swirl Key Lime giveaway winner:  Congratulations, #20 Jackie!  Please email me your information (ItzLinz@gmail.com), and Barlean’s will get that shipped right to you.  Thank you everyone for entering, and remember:  There are still two more chances for you to win a bottle of Barlean’s Omega Swirl!  Each Monday in June, a different flavor is being giveaway, so stay tuned.

What do you eat at ballgames?  Do you like ballpark food or do you bring your own?

23 thoughts on “BYOF To The Ballgame

  1. That’s so awesome that you can bring food into that ballpark! The one in Toronto doesn’t allow it! :(

    Also congrats to Jaimi! That’s such an amazing accomplishment!!!

  2. A super huge HIGH Five To Jaimi. She is a true inspiration. When our family goes to college football games, we like to bring peanuts, homemade granola bars, and fruit to snack on. The stadium has a fab burrito place inside that offers great salads, burritos, and tacos – so we usually grab food from there.

  3. GIRL! I would be eating the exact same thing as you! You know I LOVE my salads! Mmmmmm yours looked so good! Great post! So many people don’t realize IT IS OK to bring your own food! Pack for success, right????? ;)

    Thanks for the HFF post :D I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Also, thanks for the sweet words babe! GAAHHHHHH I keep falling more and more in love with you!!!!!!!!!!!!! Muahahahaha.

    Can you believe we are roomies? I don’t think there will be much slumber ;)

    • YES! Lots of people don’t realize how much money they can save by bringing their own HEALTHY food that tastes BETTER than the junk that is typically served!! And HLS is going to be a serious blast!!! xoxo

  4. Crazy Bowls n Wraps is a great healthy choice anytime on the go, only thing that is even remotely close to healthy at the ballpark is the stir fry, but only available in Redbird Club, but for $9.75 its a meal for at least 2 if not more….. Keep up the great info, and keep my cousins belly happy happy with your recipes!!

    • You know we love our CBW! I forgot about the stir fry, but hot food in the 80 degree weather wasn’t very appealing. :) :) Jonny is like you… always happy when there is ANY food in his belly! :) :) Gotta keep it healthy! xoxo

  5. I love going to baseball games! I normally buy food there because at Giant’s games you can get Gilroy Garlic French Fries!!! I’ve missed entire innings waiting inline for my garlic fries.

    All your eats look wonderful. You’re such a healthy beast to take salad to the game.

    • We don’t pick up food THAT much so CBW is a treat when it happens.. it doesn’t feel like it’s just a “salad,” ya know? Although garlic french fries don’t sound bad :) :)

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