Nachos, burgers and hot dogs are traditional ballpark fare, which can leave you longing for your own. However, going to a ball game doesn't mean you have to strike out on eating healthy. In fact, most stadiums — including Petco Park in San Diego — offer several healthier options, making it a little easier to watch your waistline.
"San Diego is a health-conscious city, and we are constantly working toward giving fans more options," says Dan Gora, hospitality coordinator for Petco Park.
"One of our vendors has that local market feel where you can walk in with a shopping cart and choose from a wide variety of grab-and-go healthy items," says Gora. These include salads, poke, gluten-free pizza and sandwiches, acai bowls, fresh fruits and vegetables, and more.
Other alternatives include fresh-pressed juices and vendors offering ramen bowls with fresh veggies, chicken and shrimp.
Need a little more guidance on what to choose?
Amy Ornelas, registered dietitian at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, offers eight tips on making healthy choices when heading to the ball game:
1. Look online before you go and scope out options ahead of time.
Many times you can find what concessions and restaurants are located in and near the ballpark so you can plan your choices before visiting.