I live in a hockey city with a hockey husband and hockey loving boys. So, we took them to see Les Canadiens yesterday afternoon. They had never been to a game before so they were very excited. I expected at some point during the mayhem they would complain that they were starving. They have become little grazers and if I am not prepared with snacks I suffer the consequences of hungry grumpy children.
Richard goes to see the Habs play a couple of times a year and even he prepares himself before he goes. You see, there is nothing but unhealthy severely over priced food at the Bell Centre. It’s really a dietitian’s nightmare.
They have extra greasy pizza, nachos with fake cheese sauce, popcorn with fake butter topping, chips, candy, ice cream, beer, soft drinks, flavoured drinks and other stuff I am forgetting. The price of these items are ridiculous.
I don’t know if you are allowed to bring food into the Bell Centre but there was no way I was buying that crap for the kids. I was certain we would all get hungry. How can you not with all the food and excitement? We all ate a very substantial lunch a little bit later than usual. I figured that tactic would keep us full until at least 3:30 (game started at 3pm). I packed some whole grain bread with butter, peeled oranges, apples, cheese chunks, crackers and a bottle of water. It was ALL GONE by the end of the game. As were half the fans because the HABS LOST!!!!!!
I guess part of watching a hockey game is snacking. If you are in the comfort of your own home, instead of chips try air popped pop corn , plain almonds with baby carrots, cut up fruit or veggies with a yogurt dip and stick with water, it really is the best drink.