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Mo92109

Ballpark/picnic Snacks

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Hi all -

I am a big baseball fan and go to a lot of games. In the good old days, I would bring sandwiches and chips for dinner instead of buying the ridiculosly over priced ballpark food. Last year, I made salads, but felt like such a princess with the plate or whatever in my lap eating with a fork. I am usually good at subsituting but I am stummped can't think of anything! I have a tiny cooler so can keep something cool, but not hot, really. And I also discoved that there isn't exactly an abundance of gluten-free food in ballparks even I did want to empty my wallet. Help?

Thanks!

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Well, I know that Minute Maid Park in Houston won't let you bring your own food or drink in.... but I don't know about other parks. I know at Minute Maid, on the club level, there is a salad bar, and a saute/stir fry station where they would probably be happy to wash the saute pan and utensils before your additions. Other than that, I am stumped. I guess I need to eat in advance at this weekend's game I am attending. I may be eating a salad and cracker jacks!

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How about veggie sticks and a dip for them.....Also lara bars, crackers,cheese, peanut butter,rice cakes, lunberg chips. where I live I buy chicken jerky that is gluten-free and we love it.....

happy snacking

mamaw

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You can get a really big fanny pack (my kids call mine the Fanny Pack 3000) to smuggle in food if necessary, and I have a letter from my doctor on a prescription slip stating that I need a special diet, just in case the food nazis give me a hard time at a place like that. EMS carries some good size packs. Mine has enough pockets for a little can of tuna, a few snack bars, a bag of baby carrots, plastic cutlery, gluten-free crackers - everything but the drink, with a pocket left over for the wallet, cellphone, etc. I don't even trust the popcorn at a ballpark, so I bring in all my own food. I have noticed, however, that a Kraft cheese stick will melt a little if you keep it in your fanny pack on a 90 degree day :P , so your little cooler might be a good idea if allowed....

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Hey thanks - real gooc ideas - especially the thermos one, even for a Giants fan :D

Petco park in San Diego allows all food in a small bag or cooler (they make you cut up fruit so you can't throw it). They even allow small un-opened water bottles.

Thanks for the idea's, maybe not as hearty as a Subway sandwich, but works for me!

Mo

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I like to make Pamela's Amazing Bread into rolls. I take a roast and put into the crockpot the night before on low. I slice the roast really thin and put it on the rolls. You could also use gluten-free sandwich meats etc. You could even get Kinnikinnick bread to make these.

I usually pop our own popcorn because of dairy and put it in a zip lock bag.

You could take gluten-free hot dogs or corn dogs in a warming thermos. I haven't tried these but some people like Ian's Allergen Free Chicken Nuggets. You could heat these in the morning and put them in your cooler. You could bring gluten-free mustard or a dipping sauce if you want.

Tonight I made fajitas with gluten-free Corn Tortillias, stir fried beef, onions, and peppers. These would be good wrapped up in foil and put in a cooler.

Larabars or other gluten-free snack bars.

Nuts are always a great snack if you're not allergic.

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Last year i generally brought trail mix to the games (and a lot of it!!) Nuts are filling and satiating and VERY easy to bring along. Also, most of the soft serve at ballparks ive been to is gluten-free, so thats a nice snack alternative. Last night i went to a game and got peanuts...mmm....Also you could bring along carrots or berries or something healthy like that, yogurt, string cheese, Clif Nectar bars, rice cakes w/ peanut butter...i tend to bring several smaller foods rather than one big one (like sandwiches)

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