Cutting calories while eating fair food is no easy task
BY JASON ASHLEY WRIGHT World Scene Writer
Saturday, September 29, 2012
9/30/12 at 4:28 AM
Go to Jason Ashley Wright's BlogOriginal Print Headline: Healthy food at the Tulsa State Fair: fact or fairy tale?
I only go to the fair because of the food.
Specifically, I only go to the fair because of my job. But I've always had fun whenever I've gone, and Thursday night with food writer Nicole Marshall Middleton was no exception.
We were there to try the new stuff, as well as classic fare - from the fried watermelon and chocolate poppers (fried jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in bacon and dipped in chocolate) to the familiar, favorite stuff like corn dogs and fried pickles.
Find the story about all of our favorites in Sunday's Tulsa World Scene.
Being on Weight Watchers, I couldn't help but feel guilty with each bite - which, I'm proud to say, was mostly just that: bites.
Along for our tasty fair ride were three others. Typically, we'd order something and share it, which is an excellent tip to cut calories when you're at the fair.
But splitting menu items isn't your only health consolation on the midway, as some vendors offer healthy snacks, from delicious roasted corn (skip the butter - which takes some fortitude to say) to grilled chicken skewers. We even saw a Caesar chicken wrap - just ask them to give you the Caesar on the side or hold it completely.
Thursday's sojourn to the fairgrounds was my first in quite a few years, though, so I'm sure I'm missing out on some tasty but waist-friendly things.
What are your favorites, where are they and, if you recall, how much money?
Let me know at tulsaworld.com/livingwright
Roasted corn is among healthier choices at the fair. Tulsa World file