Heading to a St. Paul Saints game with your family this summer? HealthPartners yumPower program partnered with chefs at CHS Field. Together, we have made delicious ballpark food better for you!
You will see better-for-you foods on concession stand menus next to the yumPower logo. Here’s the 2017 line-up:
Blackened Fish Tacos
Blackened tilapia with cilantro and pineapple cabbage slaw, served on a tortilla shell.
Find it at: Taco Cart
What our registered dietitian says about it: Choose this over the typical ballgame nachos. It’s a full serving of vegetables and a natural source of brain powering omega-3 fats from the fish.
Pulled Pineapple BBQ Pork Sandwich
Smoked pork with a roasted pineapple BBQ sauce and creamy coleslaw.
Find it at: Mud’s BBQ & Dairy Area
What our registered dietitian says about it: Have this over a burger or hot dog. It’s topped with fruits and vegetables and served on a whole-grain bun.
Vegetarian Taco Lettuce Wrap
Quinoa, corn and black beans with a season blend and served with a leaf of romaine lettuce for wrapping.
Find it at: The Sandwich Lot
What our registered dietitian says about it: This meal is vegetarian and vegan friendly. It also provides color, flavor and a full serving of vegetables.
A smoked boneless pork chop…on a stick!
Find it at: Pie’s and Fries
What our registered dietitian says about it: This will curb your hunger. And there is no need for a side of fries, which adds extra calories and salt that our bodies do not need.
There are more than these scattered around the field. Look for all 12 delicious and better-for you items.
- Almond Chicken Salad Wrap
- Turkey Cream Cheese Pesto Pinna
- Chicken Carnitas Sandwich
- Smoked Brisket Taco
- Chicken Carnitas Taco
- Cuban Sandwich
- Crudité Cup
- Fresh Fruit Cup
Also, remember to consider better-for-you beverages. A soda has as much sugar as 15 chocolate chip cookies. Instead, consider choosing water, iced tea or iced coffee. You can find tasty options at the Gingko coffee cart.
Did you know?
The Saints are the only baseball team to focus on making a variety of better for you food items available. But it makes sense. Forbes calls the Twin Cities the healthiest metropolitan area in America.
Family entertainment is a promise from the St. Paul Saints. And yumPower helps by making better-for-you foods available and affordable for fans. The 2017 season marks the sixth year of partnership between the two organizations.
On an average visit to a minor league ballpark like CHS Field, a child will consume high amounts of sugar, carbohydrates and saturated fats. That’s an average of 517 calories. An adult will likely consume 855 calories by eating same types of foods.
With yumPower-approved foods, the average child will consume 230 fewer calories. An the average adult will likely consume 550 fewer calories.
Now let’s play ball!