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Minnesota State Fair — fun sans the stick

Yes you can have a healthy & fun State Fair experience without the stick! #healthygirlsdothefair

loriandsandra-horsebarnThe Minnesota State Fair is home to more deep-fried foods and food-on-a-stick (pork chops on a stick, pronto pups and corn dogs, merlot-marinated grilled lamb on a stick, pickle dogs…) than any other place on the planet!

As a former 4-H’er and farm girl, I practically grew up at the Minnesota State Fair eating things on a stick. Well, actually, that’s not true. Foot long hot dogs, cheese curds and malts at the Dairy building were among my favs and they weren’t on a stick. This love of the “Great Minnesota Get Together” and my history of 12 days of “pigging out” on all things fried, fatty and greasy — on a stick or otherwise — might have something to do with how I got so overweight.

Fast forward 30-40 years and what’s a healthy girl to do when she loves the State Fair, but is beyond tempted by all that fatty, greasy, stuff on a stick? Read more

A healthy State Fair? Yep. Doable.

statefair-Today is day five of the Minnesota State Fair – an awesome event Minnesotans have come to know as the Great Minnesota Get Together. Or, as the Star Tribune referred to it — “the annual communal pig-out!”

Yes, it’s 12 days of late summer fun…and more fried food on a stick than, well, you can shake a stick at.

Many people go to the State Fair for the food alone. In fact, most people don’t enter the fairgrounds expecting to feast on healthy or nutritional items. And this year, the State Fair is boasting the addition of more than 40 cholesterol-clogged, plunked on-a-stick options. Yikes. Read more


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