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Healthy Fairground Fare

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State and county fairs are fun — but watch out! You'll be tempted to try all those high-calorie, high-fat, high-sugar treats, like homemade lemonade, sausage sandwiches, and funnel cakes. That stuff will bust both your wallet and your waistline.

Did you know that some popular treats like a deep fried Oreo or a Bloomin' Onion with dipping sauce can contain an entire days' worth of calories, not to mention astronomical amounts of fat, sodium and sugar?

You don't have to veer off the health track to have fun at the fair. Here are some real treats you can enjoy without the guilt:

  • ​Caramel apples
  • Chocolate-covered frozen banana
  • Smoothies made with fresh fruit and low-fat yogurt
  • Grilled chicken or veggie burgers