Healthy Food Fight at L.A. County Fair this weekend

We’re all aware of the not-so-healthy food that can be found at the L.A. County Fair.

You know what I’m talking about…those deep-fried, bacon-topped, chocolate-dipped, oversized, calorie-laden temptations.

How ironic then, that Aetna has chosen the fair as the site of one of its Healthy Food Fight semi-finals.

Chocolate-covered bacon and deep-fried Klondike bars will be set aside in favor of Farmers Market stew and Southwest toasted brown rice, corn, tomato and avocado salad, at least for this event.

Aetna asked people around the country to submit their best healthy recipes, and narrowed the field down to 20 entrants from California, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona to compete at the fair this weekend.

The event is open to the public (with fair admission) and will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m both Saturday and Sunday near the Yellow Gate.

In addition to the recipe cook-off, the event will feature giveaways and cooking demonstrations.

Recipes will be judged on taste, presentation and nutritional value. Online votes will also be factored in.

The winner of this weekend’s semi-final will square off in December in New York against winners of upcoming contests in Dallas, Philadelphia and Atlanta.

The grand prize winner will take home $10,000 worth of groceries donated by

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