Let’s end the suspense! I did indulge in some exotic Kansas State Fair gourmet last week. True to my friend’s word the state fair was a deep fried food field of dreams.
And no despite the temptation it wasn’t the deep fried Oreo’s that got me.
While I did steer clear of the fried foods I did partake in an engineered marvel – – > BBQ Parfait. Layers of baked beans, mashed potatoes and pulled pork topped with BBQ sauce. Very yummy and filling!
Overall it was a beautiful crisp fall day to be at the fair. Even though all the fried food choices were a jarring assault to my nutritional sensibilities.
Corn dogs at one time caused quite a commotion. Meat on a stick…eureka! But the migraines I suffered because of food like this aren’t worth the price for me any more.
My conclusion: The ironic part about this trip caused some reflection on why I am so passionate about healthy living through nutrition. My overall health improved when I eliminated this kind of food as the norm.
What has been your most exotic state fair treat? I’d love to hear from you!
Here’s a great article about this year’s fair by Denise Neil of The Wichita Eagle: Kansas State Fair 2014: All the fried, implaed and ‘baconized’ food you can eat.
I chuckled at this sentence from her post: “The three main state fair food groups – deep-fried, wrapped in bacon, served on a stick – will be amply represented at this year’s Kansas State Fair.”
Photos by Lou Ann Donovan
Cheers to a Healthy Life!