If you're a sports fan, chances are you'll be frequenting your local bar this season to catch the next game. Many of our clients have asked us "What should I eat?" at their favorite sports bar. Though a bar menu isn't typically geared towards a healthy lifestyle, I scanned my neighborhood hangout menu for the healthiest options I could find.
Instead of fried buffalo wings or tenders, try grilled chicken tenders with a side of buffalo sauce (for light dipping) and carrots and celery sticks on the side
A garden salad with grilled chicken or lean steak tips and low fat dressing on the side
Instead of a high fat hamburger,a grilled chicken sandwich on a wheat bun (if they have wheat) with lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles
A roast turkey and cheese sandwich- skip the mayo, add plenty of veggies and aim for wheat bread if they have it
If you see the menu offers fried seafood like scallops or fish, ask for a grilled version with a side salad
Grilled BBQ chicken plate with a side salad and veggies or a small side of coleslaw
If your a pizza fan, add grilled chicken and vegetables on top and ask your server for the chef to go "light on the cheese". If the pizza arrives greasy, it doesn't hurt to blot away some of the excess grease with a napkin
If you like to have a few brews with your game, aim for light beer and drink a glass of water in-between to stay hydrated and prevent bloating. Happy game day!
The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent
my employer's view in any way.