5 Tips For Eating Healthy at Marlins Park


Eating out and staying fit is really not as much of a struggle as it used to be. Now, even going to a baseball game won’t put a damper on your healthy eating pattern! Sporting event’s concessions typically include what I like to call “sometimes foods,” - sometimes we have been doing so well - working out and eating right - that we don’t want to let a little baseball game rain on our parade right?! So, I put together these 5 tips to help you stay healthy while watching our fish!

  1. Section 26 - Gluten Sensitive?

No problem. Marlins Park makes life that much easier for you by offering an entire concession stocked with gluten-free goodies for all my friends avoiding gluten like the plague. But are we even shocked? 1 in 133 Americans ~ 1% of the population in the United States has Celiac Disease and it is estimated that 83% are misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all! It kinda makes you want to check out the GF stand next time you’re munchin’ on a hot dog and not feeling so hot by the 7th inning.

  1. Section 5 - But If You Absolutely Must Dog…

Try the ‘Miami Mex Taco Dog’ because at least there are some veggies involved, and they switched out the bun for a little tortilla. Sometimes foods, remember? It works.

  1. Section 27 - Taste of Miami

Except you won’t be stopping by this stand for a Cuban sandwich, you will be stuffing your face with fresh fish ceviche, yum! I love a solid ceviche, and with hot, sticky summer weather coming up, this dish is the perfect snack while watching the fish. Watching the fish while eating fish - is that too much?

  1. Section 18 - Shine Bright at Diamond Juice Bar

The Diamond Juice Bar is a nice option for a hot summer day at the park. They offer fresh blended smoothies and juices made with 100% fruits and vegetables and no preservatives or added sugars (the best part). This is a wonderful alternative to the “lemonade” slushes (aka sugar rushes) that you so readily see at sporting events.

  1. At Your Seats – Get Your Peanuts!

Yes, these guys want you to get your peanuts, and for good reason! While not technically a nut (actually a legume, and not the point) these babies pack a nutrient punch. Just a one ounce serving of peanuts provides 161 calories, 16.1g of fat - the good kind (6.9g MUFA and 4.4g PUFA), and 62 mg phytosterols plus 2.4 g of fiber! Now that may be like reading hieroglyphics to some of you, but plain and simple; getttttttt your peanuts! They’re much more nutrient dense than your chili cheese dog / chili cheese nachos - don’t do those - just sayin’.

Sarah Allison RDN/LD is a Registered Dietitian and owner of TheSavvyStrawberry Nutrition & Wellness, a nutrition blog for which she emphasizes a balanced, nutritious and active lifestyle. Sarah holds licensure in the state of Florida and has been working professionally since graduating in 2012 with her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition. Her professional affiliations include the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness dietetic practice group. Her areas of focus include diabetes management, vitamin and mineral supplementation and food sensitivities. As a Type1 Diabetic herself, Sarah emphasizes that living with diabetes is not a death sentence and it is possible to eat amazing food, be fit and have fun.

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