Love it, Like it, Hate it: Stadium Food + Cocktails

If game-day is one of the few times of the year that you have a hot dog or nachos, it’s not the end of the world – go ahead, and enjoy every bit of it. But for those of you who want healthier options, even at Saints games, we’ve got the full Skinny for you in today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it.

 

LOVE IT!

 

BYO:  Protein  Bars, nuts, snack-size cheese, jerky  – plan ahead and bring your own snacks if possible

 

Eat Fit NOLA @ Superdome:  Ochsner’s Eat Fit team collaborated with Chef Lenny of Centerplate to incorporate Eat Fit items at the Superdome, Smoothie King Center and Shrine Field, including:

  • BBQ Shrimp & (Cauliflower) Grits
  • Shredded Chicken Sliders
  • Asian Tuna Salad
  • Buffalo Chicken Wrap

 

Cocktail:  Vodka Soda + Lime – approximately 100-150 calories, 0 carbs, 0 sodium

 

 

 

LIKE IT!

 

Jumbo peanuts: 750-plus calories -- so best if split between among friends

 

Cocktail:  Bloody Mary – typically under 200 calories but sodium can be 600+ mg per drink

 

 

 

HATE IT!

 

Jumbo Soft Pretzel

  • 360 calories, 75+ grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 300 mg sodium
  • The carb equivalent of 5 slices of white bread, with minimal fiber or protein

 

Foot Long Hot Dog with Chili and Cheese

  • 640 calories, 40+ grams fat, 16 grams sat fat, 40+ grams carbohydrate, 2400+ mg sodium
  • A day’s worth of sodium and just shy of a day’s worth of saturated fat.

 

Chili Cheese Nachos [based on 4 ounces chips, with extra side of cheese sauce]

  • 1200+ calories, 80 grams fat, 32 grams saturated fat, 102 grams carbohydrate, 2868 mg sodium
  • A day and a half’s worth of saturated fat, more than a full day’s worth of sodium, and for some people, a full day’s worth of calories all crammed into the little plastic tray.

 

Cocktail: Frozen Daiquiri – 1,000+ sugary calories for a “small” 20-ounce frozen daiquiri