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.
Numbers vary widely, so use this guide as a reference:
Apple Cider Donut: 200-330 calories, 10-20g fat
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
Cupcakes: 250-400 calories, 10-20g fat
Quick Bread, 1 slice (zucchini, banana, pumpkin): 200-330 calories, 10-15g fat