How to eat healthier at the ball game

Baseball stadiums have become show places for extreme food choices over the past 10 years or so. You can expect a lot more than hot dogs, peanuts, ice cream and beer these days. At Yankee Stadium there's the "Tape Measure" cheese steak. Two feet of cheese steak sandwich for 27 bucks. In Atlanta they sell a 20 ounce burger that's topped with cheddar cheese and pepperoni pizza.  Before you just give up and give in at the next ballgame Dr. Michael Roizen with the Cleveland Clinic has some suggestions. 

1. Take a walk around the ballpark.  Moving around will burn calories and help you find less attention grabbing but healthy selections. At Yankee Stadium there's a place called Triple Play. Selections include Chicken and veggie Burgers. You can also find smoothies and tofu noodle bowls. At Citi Field at World's Fare Market there's fresh fruit, salad, sushi and tofu burgers. 

2. One ballpark staple that are pretty good for you are peanuts. 

3. Have water instead of soda or beer. Some stadiums even let you bring in a bottle or two of water so you don't have to pay crazy prices.

4. One other thing you can do is eat something healthy right before you get to the game. You'll save money and won't be so hungry when the game starts. 

5. Finally, this is my suggestion.  If you can't resist something large and delicious. Share it with your friends. That 2 foot cheese steak at Yankee Stadium could probably feed 3 or 4. 

Let's Go Mets and Yankees.  

Sources: Metro Source and AM New York

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