A Game Changer: Healthier Meals at Local Sporting Events, Including the Wolf Pack

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Whether you enjoy football, baseball, basketball or soccer – Renown Health has you covered with healthier game-time options across the Truckee Meadows. Plus, you can get a taste right at home by whipping up a salad recipe that’s perfect for farmers’ market season.

Teaming Up for Healthy Concessions

As the official insurance plan and healthcare partners of the Reno Aces, Reno 1868 FC and Nevada Wolf Pack, Hometown Health and Renown are proud to sponsor exciting new recipes that are both tasty and healthy at Greater Nevada Field, Mackay Stadium and Lawlor Events Center. Renown teamed up with our local college and professional teams to find healthy swaps for some of the fan favorites like chili, wraps and sandwiches, and even offer a healthier kid’s meal.

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For those rooting on their own little athletes, Renown also teamed up with Washoe Little League this season to offer healthy options for parents and kids alike at South Valleys Sports Complex. Each week, Renown chef Chris Wyatt prepares salad options such as chicken Caesar, strawberry feta spinach, southwestern, Greek, quinoa and couscous to sell throughout the week. These tasty salads have been such a big hit that some parents are buying extra to take home for future meals. And the best part? The money made from salad sales is donated directly to Washoe Little League to help them find healthier meals swaps at their concession stand.

So next time you head out to cheer on your little slugger or our college and pro athletes, look for these healthier game-time options at the concession stand.

Recipe: Watermelon and Arugula Salad

In the meantime, you can bring a little bit of the ballpark – and the farm – home with this watermelon and arugula chicken salad. This recipe is the perfect way to kick off summer and farmers’ market season with fresh, farm-to-table produce. This refreshing salad will make a great addition to your Fourth of July picnic or a new weekly favorite for the family, and it only takes a few minutes from refrigerator to plate.

Try this recipe for yourself after stopping by your favorite local farmers’ market and let us know what you think below.

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Servings4
Prep Time14
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups cubed, fresh watermelon
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 5 ounce package arugula
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 8 ounces skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine watermelon, onion, mint, and arugula in a large bowl.
  2. Add almonds and chicken; toss to combine.
  3. Combine oil, rind, juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  4. Add oil mixture to watermelon mixture; toss gently to coat.
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups cubed, fresh watermelon
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 5 ounce package arugula
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 8 ounces skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine watermelon, onion, mint, and arugula in a large bowl.
  2. Add almonds and chicken; toss to combine.
  3. Combine oil, rind, juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  4. Add oil mixture to watermelon mixture; toss gently to coat.
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