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SIMPLYME80 Posts: 406
9/3/13 2:31 P

I love fairs and Fair Food! I go to only one or two per year so its a treat for me. since fair food is normally a little expensive, I have a light dinner or lunch before I go, then decide on a treat after seeing whats available. I Never make the fair food my complete dinner or lunch, just a treat. Since I never go alone, if i buy a funnel cake, its is shared amoung us.

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9/3/13 1:36 P

I went to the local equivalent of the fair last week. There were booths with organic salads, etc.

But you wouldn't catch me dead eating at those places. I ate a giant serving of pulled pork on top of fries and a huge pile of coleslaw. Then washed it down with 24 ozs of frozen lemonade.

Enjoy yourself. One day won't hurt..a lifetime of eating poorly will.

Edited by: ZORBS13 at: 9/3/2013 (13:37)
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PASTAFARIAN Posts: 2,040
9/3/13 1:18 P

At our fair, we are fortunate to have peaches in the peak of season. Buy a bag and go wild!

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9/3/13 9:19 A

Places like that, and the huge fall festival in my hometown every year, I would always make a one-day, one-meal exception. I would get something that is only offered there; why waste calories on a "treat" if it's something I can get year round?

Enjoy it, make the best decision you can, but at the end of the day, don't beat yourself up over it or stress about it!

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9/2/13 8:56 P

Usually, I pick one special treat and indulge in that.

This year, I just got a slice of cheese pizza for lunch, and later on in the evening, got a Gyro w/ no sauce, ate the lettuce and meat, and gave the BF the pita bread.

It was still really good!



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9/2/13 1:24 P

I would recommend:
-eating beforehand
-organic beef/turkey jerky in purse
- chinese food: request no sauce on chicken/veggies
- chicken wings
- giant turkey leg
- steak/chicken kabobs

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JUSTEATREALFOOD Posts: 1,797
9/2/13 10:01 A

I went to the fair two days ago. I took my own snack which I ate and then I bought some chocolate ice cream in a cup.

Eating healthy at the fair is quite a challenge, you're really lucky there's a farmers market there!

Good luck!

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I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free. And it's changed my life!

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MILKYWAY515 Posts: 109
9/2/13 9:55 A

Today, I am going to the county fair. There are many temptations at the fair....funnel cakes, fries, the dairy farmer's milkshakes! It is possible to eat healthy at the fair, however. First, I am going to make a very large bottle of ice water to take along. Second, I am packing my own snack just in case. Third, I am hunting out the leanest food I can find that still tastes delicious. I am thinking about a grilled pork chop sandwich maybe, ditching half the bread. And there is a farmer's market there; I am certain I can find some fresh fruit or veggie to enjoy. After I return, I will post all the good for you yummy food I have found at the fair....more to come! emoticon

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