We wrote recently, here, about a national magazine taking note of the sad fact that fry bread isn’t exactly the healthiest food out there.So unhealthy, in fact, that just in time for powwow season, Health magazine named it one of the 50 fattiest foods in the country.
Pause for deep sigh.
The Sioux Falls Argus Leader in South Dakota, where fry bread is the official state food, came back with this story about reactions to that report – and some solutions to its findings.
Stop eating fry bread? Not gonna happen, say a lot of the people who talked to Bryann Becker for the story.
Instead, says Jace DeCory, an instructor with the American Indian Studies Program at Black Hills State University in Spearfish and a member of the Lakota Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, people should just take smaller pieces, and eat it less often.
Which means that on those rare occasions when they treat themselves, it’ll taste that much more delicious.