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Healthy Eating at the Ballpark

July 8, 2010

Greetings from Boulder, Colorado

**My sister took this picture from her phone on Tuesday morning — are you jealous you don’t live here?**

As you may have noticed, I spend a LOT of time at Coors Field.  In a perfect world, finding fresh healthy food at the ballpark would be easy, but the reality is there’s nothing available that meets my guidelines for “good food.”  SOLUTION: Pack your own food!

I tossed together this salad in a matter of minutes and threw it in a container to bring to the park.  Before making the salad I asked Joey if I would look stupid eating this next to nacho-chowing fans, but then I thought ‘Who cares what I look like!’ If it’s a choice between eating something good or starving my way through the game just to avoid weird glances in the direction of my salad, I definitely pick good food.

Dressing = balsamic + honey + s & p + olive oil + dried basil + mustard, so simple.

As it turned out, we didn’t end up going to the game anyways.  It was POURING, the highway was flooded and it took 20 minutes to get from our exit to the next.  We guessed the storm was headed for Denver so at the very least the game would be delayed and I was NOT in the mood to wait for the game to start so we made a game time decision and turned back around.

By the way, the storm never reached Denver and we missed another walk-off homerun 😦

Another day, another open.  Yes, I’ve opened the library at 7 am two days in a row now.  Early morning run?  Bring it on!  Early morning work?  Kill me now!  At least I had this tasty breakfast to wake me up.

Sidenote: In my guidelines for exciting oats yesterday I totally forgot to mention mixing it up with different varieties of oats!  Case in point, today’s steel-cut oats vs. yesterday’s rolled overnight oats.

  • Steel-cut oats (boil 1/2 c water + 1/2 c vanilla hemp milk, mix in 1/3 c oats and cook covered on low for ~25 minutes)
  • 1/3 a ripe banana (broken into pieces and whisked into the oats — the banana should break up and you won’t be able to see the chunks anymore, unless you want some, of course)  P.S. the banana will smell so so good!
  • Package up 1T granola (Just Bunches), 1T yogurt (Honey Noosa) and thin slices of 1/2 a peach
  • In the morning reheat oats (you may need to add some water to help loosen it up) and top with granola, yogurt and fruit, enjoy!

The flavor of vanilla, honey and peaches have been tasting so so good on oats, I highly recommend you try it out!

As good as breakfast was, lunch definitely beat it!Get used to seeing more “far away pictures” — My mom keeps complaining that everything is too close up!Cinnamon Raisin Swirl + fruit compote + goat cheese = MAGNIFICENTWith blueberries and kiwi on the sideI’m mourning the near end of this bread along with the graham crackers 😦 must re-stock!

ATTENTION: I WILL BE 21 AT MIDNIGHT!!! We’ll be heading into Boulder tonight but I promise to keep it semi under control.  **I’m not much of a drinker** PLUS

  • I will have been awake since 6 AM
  • I have breakfast plans for Friday at 9 AM

I’m off to take a nap 😀

Happy Alllmost Friday!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 8, 2010 7:24 PM

    Happy (early) Birthday 😉 I think yumsugar or fitsugar had an article about eating healthy at amusement parks. You’re ahead of the game!

  2. July 8, 2010 7:37 PM

    Happy alllmost birthday! The corn salad and peach breakfast both look delicious. Your photographs are beautiful. I have a new blog (sweetandcrumby.com) but the lighting on the food is the toughest part. Any suggestions? Thanks! I am a puppy lover as well. I have 12 pictures of my Golden Retriever on my phone and about 10 of my kids.

    • July 8, 2010 8:11 PM

      Hi Geni, thanks for the comment! I don’t know if I really authorized to give photo tips (I have a point-and-shoot and 0 photography experience!) but I know outside works best for me. Natural light is so much better than indoor lighting. Evening lighting also makes my photos look a lot better! Good luck.

      P.S. The red velvet pancakes look AWESOME!

  3. July 10, 2010 3:28 AM

    Your blog is amazing! I just got Ono an obsession with goats cheese and unfortunatly I only have the herbed kind so I haven’t gotten to try it with fruit yet! Your blog is one of my favorites! you inspire me! My blog is chewingoncherries.wordpress.com my name is Ashley check me out!

    • July 12, 2010 10:00 PM

      Hey Ashley, thanks for the comment! Your blog looks like it’s off to a great start — glad to see you share my love of oats 🙂

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