7 healthier eats to enjoy at the Calgary Stampede

Jul 12 2017, 8:48 pm

Let’s face it, you can’t constantly fill your body with the grease bombs and sugar explosions that cram the Stampede food stalls. If you’re looking for something fresher, lighter, and with actual fruits and veggies, we have a few picks for some healthier food you can find at the 2017 Stampede.

1. Fresh fruit drinks from Fruit from the Fruit

If you are looking for an alternative to beer, pop, or some of the wild sugary drinks you can find at the Stampede, hit up Fruit from the Fruit and get one of their very Instagrammable fruit juices, served in the hollowed fruit itself. You’ll look so cute sippin’ from that pineapple or watermelon.

2. Jamaican Jerk Chicken from Jamaican Mi Juicy

Head to Jamaican Mi Juicy, where you will find vibrant Jamaican jerk chicken that you can enjoy added on a caesar salad, in a wrap, or as a meal with rice and a side salad. Plus they also serve real fruit smoothies, so you can get a jolt of fresh in your Stampede eating day.

3. Wraps from Wrap Daddy

Wrap Daddy has been a popular fave on the Midway for the past few years, and this is where you can find all sorts of savoury combos, even breakfast foods, served in wraps.

4. Flatbreads from Sal’s Flatbreads

Start with a sheet of whole wheat or gluten-free dough and end up with a fresh alternative to all the deep fried stuff on the Midway. Sal’s has options like pesto, falafel, and many other veggie-centric fillings.

5. Papri Cone from Take It and Go

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Move over ice cream. Take It and Go’s waffle cones are lined with seasoning and filled with potatoes, chickpeas and onions. It’s also got housemade corn chips–a bit of a calorie extra, but if you’re really keen on keeping it light, you can skip those. On top of it all is tamarind sauce and a yogurt drizzle.

6. Mediterranean Bowls from the Greek Grill

Opa! Celebrate the fresh flavours of Greece at the Greek Grill and tuck into their Mediterranean Bowl, which features their crispy falafel with bright green herbs, olives, and pita.

7. Smoothies from The Smoothie Shop

Blend your way to a guilt-free Midway eating experience with a visit to The Smoothie Shop, where you can get your fruit, yogurt, and even granola in a cup.

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