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Published on August 06, 2018
With the Minnesota State Fair just around the corner, the question is what is a foodie to look forward to?
Some people go to the fair for the exhibits, competitions, demonstrations, entertainment or other reasons, and some go mainly for the food!
This year the Minnesota State Fair website states that there are officially 27 new foods being introduced. I will highlight a few of them, but for a complete list go to the mnstatefair.org website.
Five of the most outrageous new foods:
I’ll admit they are creative! But fried pepperoni with cheese, PB&J sausage, corned beef-sauerkraut-cheese-sour cream-with Thousand Island dressing and more sauerkraut, waffles made with pepperoni and cheese and served with pepperoni infused maple syrup or ice cream and sugary cereal wrapped in cotton candy?! Really?! If these don’t make your arteries clog, blood pressure and in some cases blood sugar go up, I don’t know what will.
Thankfully there are other, dare I say better, food choices in the 2018 new foods category!
Three of these choices are:
I like that these choices include seafood, avocado, mango, black beans, tomato, olive oil and cucumbers.
There are many, many food options at the State Fair, it’s all about choices. The food choices you make and the quantity you eat of it, consider sharing.
Thankfully there are many miles of walking to be done, to help balance those Calories out! It should be easy to meet your 10,000-step goal on fair days. Also remember to hydrate with Calorie free beverages or milk.
Enjoy the many sights, sounds and flavors of the State Fair!
Cucumber and Tomato SaladThis is a light refreshing summer salad. The tofu and kidney beans make it a great main dish. May be served over a bed of leafy greens. The nutrition facts are based on a side dish portion.
Ingredients:1 tomato, chopped1 cucumber, chopped¼ cup thinly sliced red onion¼ cup kidney beans, canned, drained¼ cup firm tofu2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or parsley¼ cup Lite balsamic vinaigrette dressing**other vinaigrette dressing, Zesty Italian or Greek salad dressing may be substituted
Directions:In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Serve immediately or let marinate overnight.Nutrition facts for ¼ of the recipe:50 Calories2 grams of fat7 grams of carbohydrate2 grams of protein150 mg sodium