It's that time of year again - the L.A. County Fair is in full swing at the Pomona Fairplex. And what's a county fair without a host of deep-fried indulgences?
For many, the fair is the perfect time to try intriguing concoctions like frog legs and deep-fried Twinkies. But if you're looking to maintain some self-control, there are better-for-you options available.
Some healthier options include a tamale (180 calories), a chocolate-dipped frozen banana (240 calories), or teriyaki chicken on a stick (250 calories).
Some options you may want to avoid are the deep-fried Oreos (890 calories for five cookies), chicken strips (1,552 calories for four strips), barbecue smoked turkey leg with skin (1136 calories), and a 1-pound beef and bean burrito (1100 calories).
You can see the full nutritional value for these items, as well as more options here.
There are additional steps you can take to avoid over-indulging during your day at the fair, such as drinking plenty of water (especially on very hot days), bringing snacks from home like fresh fruit, and sharing portions of fair food (this will also cut down on costs).