It is that time of year when County and State Fairs are starting. This is my favorite time of year, even though this is a sign that summer is over. Growing up we would work hard all summer with our livestock and other 4-H projects to get them ready for fair. Fair is always a time where you would see your “fair” friends, or other friends that you didn’t get to spend time with all summer. With fair comes food, lots of food, and most of it bad for you.
We always camped at the fair when we were in 4-H, and are back camping now that my niece and nephew have projects and livestock entered. Every year we always say that we are going to be sure to stock the camper full of food so we don’t have to buy much at the food stands. Lets face it, that never happens, we always get really busy and its easy just to buy the food there then to make it. Well this year is going to be different.
There are not usually to many healthy options when it comes to fair food. The vendors have to make a lot of food and fast so they mostly grill everything and it is greasy. Greasy food doesn’t always sit well with me when it’s 100 degrees out, which it will probably be close to that next week when our fair is happening!
So my goal the next few days is to find recipes and food that is not only healthy, but light as well. We have a stove, microwave, as well as a grill in our camper. We will probably mostly grill food as to not make the camper hot.
Another thing is the recipes need to be easy and quick as well. With the fair there are so many things going on so you don’t have a lot of time to make meals. So that will be a challenge as well.
We will eat some fair foods because we want to help support our fair and vendors as they are people in our community. We just will be trying to not eat every meal out.