Farmers' Market Foods to Watch Out For
The farmers' market has become an entertaining, weekly jaunt for shoppers looking for fresh air and even fresher food. That's a great thing, but these days, leafy greens and brown eggs are just the beginning of the offerings. Behold the tables featuring homemade cakes, cookies, pies, pizzas, donuts, and assorted fried things. It's a farmers' market, so they're healthy, right? Not always. As you eye those muffins or cookies, consider the nutrition stats below, especially since the foods rarely have nutrition labels.
Other Donuts (6-8 ounces): 800-900 calories, 40-45g fat
Gingerbread (1 slice or 1 gingerbread person): 260-300 calories, 12-15g fat
Muffins (blueberry, banana, corn, apple, pumpkin, poppy seed): 300-700 calories, 10-40g fat
Quick Bread, 1 slice (zucchini, banana, pumpkin): 200-330 calories, 10-15g fat
Sweet Rolls and Cinnamon Rolls: 300-700 calories, 20-30g fat
Belgian Waffle (no toppings): 320 calories, 13g fat
Cookies (oatmeal, chocolate chip): 200-450 calories, 15-20g fat
Bread stuffed with cheese and/or meat (such as pepperoni bread): 400-1100 calories, 15-32g fat
Personal Pizza with Pepperoni: 795 calories, 35g fat
Enough said, right? Stick to the freshest fruits and vegetables, herbs, salsas, preserves, artisanal breads (without pepperoni rolled inside), and you can support your local farmers while enjoying a healthy body to boot.