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Dinner at the BallPark

It’s that time of year again – Opening Day.  

And, not to discriminate – it is also track season, soccer season, lacrosse season, long-course swim and kickball season around here.  Any others…..

But, opening day – that resonates with most of us.  Games (and meets) right now are cold and windy.  They are also smack dab in the middle of the dinner hour through the week and usually through the lunch hour on the weekend.  

What are your family friendly, healthy options?  Well, there is the soft pretzel with or without cheese, a hot dog, maybe a slice of frozen pizza popped in a microwave, the walking taco, popcorn, candy, nachos with or without jalapenos.  Here we go again – the summer version of the concession stand.  

I urge you to plan ahead.  

Plan first at the grocery store.  

Then, pack a lunch sack full of the following:  clementines, apples, grapes, bananas, carrot sticks, cheese sticks, a jar of peanut butter, a loaf of bread and a knife.  Some granola bars, cereal bars and maybe a package or two of salty crackers are good too.   And don’t forget a good old fashioned cooler and cups for water.  


I guarantee you’ll feed way more than your own crew with that jar of peanut butter.  (Be aware of peanut allergies – of course).  Even if you take all of this to every game, you will save:

A) money B) you and your kids’ waistlines and C) yourself from fights due to your kids’ sugar-induced blood sugar 

Here’s what I’ve learned:

plan ahead and don’t tell the concession stand manager that I’m writing this blog! 🙂



Posted by on April 23, 2012 in Uncategorized


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The Walking Taco – a description

The name conjures up the following image:

And, I would argue that in theory, the walking taco is an OK option for a concession stand.

Here are the ingredients suggested when searching online:

Walking Taco Ingredients

Raw Ingredients

Seasoned ground beef, lettuce, cheese, refried beans, sour cream, taco chips and hot sauce.

If what was coming out of the concession stand looked like this list above (although I would argue trading out the fritos for plain tortilla chips), I really wouldn’t have a problem and would be okay with this being lunch.  You could serve it out of the same ‘boat’ that you serve nachos and cheese – to make it WALKING.

The problem I have is that the concession stand version looks like this:

Concession Stand Walking Taco

What you really get

See, you have to serve it in INSIDE the fritos bag to get the WALKING part – the portable part.  Easy container, no additional cost, you can walk around with it, etc. etc.

Not always, but TYPICALLY, the cheese and meat are both pumped out of nacho cheese-like machines, see samples below.  That way you can buy the meat and cheese prepackaged from a food supply store.

Nacho Cheese Machine

You won’t likely get the lettuce or shredded cheese or tomato or refried bean – you know, any of the healthy part.

What am I learning: to do it right takes a bit more effort; but I’m arguing just a BIT not a LOT


Posted by on March 13, 2012 in Uncategorized


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