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?