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Fair Food Recipes

Step right up! Here are nine fun state fair-inspired foods you can enjoy like never before, including corn dogs, funnel cakes, mini doughnuts, lemonade, pork tenderloins, and kettle corn. Bring the magic of the fair to your table with classic summer recipes made healthier for a diabetes diet. Now that's spectacular!
  • Grilled Turkey Gyros

    We swapped in lean turkey breast, a low-fat sauce, and whole wheat pita bread to make these gyros more healthful.

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  • Lemonade Shake-Ups

    A couple tablespoons of a sugar substitute make this freshly squeezed lemonade a sweet summertime treat to sip.

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  • Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches

    Lightly coated pieces of lean pork and a crunchy, fiber-rich vegetable slaw make this healthier version of a pork tenderloin sandwich a fair-worthy meal.

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  • Baked Corn Dogs

    An easy baking method and low-fat franks are the ticket to serving up crisp breaded corn dogs. At only 189 calories per serving, our recipe has a fraction of the fat of fried dogs.

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  • Kettle-Style Caramel Corn

    A kiss of sweetness and a dash of salt make this baked take on kettle corn irresistibly snackable. One cup is a tasty diabetes snack or treat for less than 100 calories.

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  • Fruity-Limeade Slushy

    The combination of frozen berries and low-calorie drink mix results in a refreshing, low-sugar slushy that's bursting with deliciousness. Fresh lime boosts the berry flavor for a cool treat on a hot day.

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  • Vanilla Cake Doughnuts

    Warm and cakey doughnuts for less than 200 calories? Yes! A mini doughnut pan lets you bake them without frying.

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  • Baked Funnel Cakes

    These baked funnel cakes are less greasy and more tender than the standard fried ones. It's a portion-controlled treat to savor with less than 10 grams of carb per serving!

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  • Homemade Walking Tacos

    For a fun twist on a weeknight meal or a game-day snack, try these quick and easy tacos in a bag that have only 16 grams of carb and about 200 calories per serving.

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