Healthy Alternatives to Your Favorite Stadium Food

Fried food is no longer an option. And you won’t want it after trying these healthy options

Healthy Alternatives to Your Favorite Stadium Food

Before the game even starts, you have your eyes on the fried chicken and large cheeseburger. Lucky for you, we have some clever ways to make unhealthy foods more nutritious with the help of fresh flavors and new ingredients.

Buffalo Cauliflower "Wings"

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This spin on your typical fried Buffalo chicken wings has the same flavor-blasted taste but less than half the calories and fat. If you are looking to get the same satisfaction, this vegan alternative is just the ticket. 

Chicken Bratwurst

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You can pair chicken bratwurst with all your favorite toppings — and you won’t have to worry about the additional 100 calories and 15 grams of fat that come from a pork bratwurst. Not to mention that this healthy alternative has six grams more protein that regular bratwurst, keeping you fuller longer. 

Coconut Shrimp

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Skip all of the breaded chicken, shrimp, and fish and opt for shrimp crusted with coconut. You’ll get a similar texture that is even tastier. You won’t even need the unnecessary sugar or calories from condiments.

Fish Taco Salad

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Give your tangy taco salad a new and exciting boost. Skimp on the meat and fuel your body with protein from the sea. Choose fatty fish such as salmon or tuna, which will deliver omega-3 fats to keep your heart and brain healthy. 

Quinoa Burger

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If you are a vegetarian, this is a perfect alternative to your typical veggie burger — and you meat lovers may just change your minds. Quinoa has a similar texture to rice and is known to increase cardiovascular health

Sweet Potato Nachos

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Tortilla chips are so yesterday. Thinly sliced sweet potatoes make incredibly tasty baked chips. Top your chips with fresh salsa, roasted vegetables, and organic chicken.  

Veggie Hot Dog

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Ditch the processed meat and save yourself from harmful chemicals and cancer-causing preservatives. Not to mention, the veggie dog is low in fat and clocks in at 45 calories. Think about that next time you reach for a 150-calorie hot dog with 13 grams of fat. 

Zoodles Mac and Cheese

Looking to curb your refined-grain intake? Swap out regular pasta with zucchini noodles. Zucchini are so versatile, and their high fiber content will keep you feeling satisfied.