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Popcorn, Peanuts, and Cracker Jacks (sort of): World Series Winning Foods

Posted by Joan Salge Blake  October 29, 2013 03:15 PM

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 Don’t have a ticket to get into Fenway to watch the Red Sox clinch the Series? Gather other ticketless fans into your living room for a World Series-watching party instead and serve these three traditional ballpark foods made healthier:

Popcorn:  Since popcorn is a wholegrain, it contains fiber and healthy phytochemicals so can be a healthy snack. To help with portion control and sharing issues among the fans, give everyone their own popped, 100-calorie bag.

Peanuts: Full of fiber and protein, peanuts will help fill you up before the 7th inning stretch.  Buy them in their shells to slow down your consumption and exert some physical activity when cracking each one open. Additional bonus: You’ll also burn some calories after the game cleaning up all the shells that will litter your floor and couch.

Caramel Corn: Well, it’s not exactly Cracker Jacks, but this healthier caramel corn recipe puts a sweet twist on popcorn for less calories and fat per serving. Unfortunately, the toy is also missing but the winning the series will be the prize.

Go Sox!

Follow Joan on Twitter at: joansalgeblake

Originally published on the blog Nutrition and You!.

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Joan Salge Blake, MS, RD, LDN, is a clinical associate professor and registered dietitian at Boston University in the Nutrition Program. Joan is the author of Nutrition &You, 2nd Edition, More »

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