How the Farmers Market Helps You Hit Your Macros

Farmers Market, Frisco Fresh Market

It’s a new year and many people are ready to create a new outlook on how they approach their health. What you put into your body matters, and at the Frisco Fresh Market, we believe that a well-balanced plate is something everyone should strive for with each meal.

The easiest way to hit the right serving sizes and nutritional value is to eat your meals based around your target macronutrients (macros). If this is a new term to you, that’s okay!

We’re here to discuss what macros are and how you can get all of the nutrients you need from your local Farmers Market.

What Are Macronutrients?

Essentially macronutrients are the health components in your food that provide the body with the energy it needs. The amount of macronutrients consumed also plays a massive role in how the body is structured.

Unfortunately, some diets that people follow heavily restrict certain types of macronutrients. This leaves the body needing excess nutrients even though people think they are eating the right foods.

Carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are the three macros everyone needs to have in their diet. All three provide the opportunity for healthy consumption with the right servings and food selections.

A Farmers Market is an excellent place to shop for fresh foods that help you meet your macros and achieve your health goals.

Benefits of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the macros that provide our bodies with the fuel they need! Some diets kick carbs out completely, but we say carb away; especially if they’re fresh.

Carbohydrates aren’t just in starches, but are also found in the fruits and vegetables you should be eating on a daily basis.

Carbs are important for your health and that is why it is important to know what fruits are in season. In fact, carbs are so important that they should consist of 45 percent of your daily dietary needs. Remember, though, it’s the quality of the carbs you eat that count.

While you’re shopping at your local outdoor Market, be on the lookout for:

  • Freshly grown vegetables
  • Fresh fruits
  • Homemade whole grain breads
  • Quinoa

These are all different sources of carbs that will help your body stay full without the guilt that comes with starchy sugars.

Get your fruits and veggies from the Good Fruit Company and Honey Badger Crossing, and your healthy Microgreens from Eat Your Greens; all at the Market every weekend!

Check out the selection of homemade breads that both Milena’s Bakery and The Gods Foods offer at the Market every weekend, in addition to various bread mixes offered by vomFASS & Specialty Gourmet Foods.

Don’t Forget Your Healthy Fats

Healthy fats should consist of between 20 and 35 percent of your daily calories. Healthy fats are the macronutrients that provide the energy used throughout athletic activities and workouts.

Some examples of fats that you can find at a Farmers Market include the following:

  • Virgin olive oil
  • Nuts
  • Nut butters
  • Avocados

While it may be a little harder to find locally sourced, we can’t exclude Salmon as one of the best ways to get a healthy dose of fats into your daily diet.

You can find wonderful salmon and other seafood options from Mr. B’s Seafood Shack! Virgin Olive Oils can be found at The Gods Foods’ and vomFASS & Specialty Gourmet Foods’ booths every weekend, in addition to vomFASS & Specialty Gourmet Foods’ great nut butters.

Farmers Markets Offer Organic Protein

Coming in at between 10 and 30 percent of your daily nutrients, proteins are the least amount of macros you need. Proteins are effective for your metabolic health and can easily be found at a local Farmers Market.

Some of the best sources of protein you’d find from a vendor include:

  • Fresh eggs
  • Milk
  • Cheeses
  • Lean meats

Stop by Honey Badger Crossing’s booth for Free Range eggs, in addition to his assortment of organic produce and The Gods Foods has a wonderful selection of exciting cheeses you must try! 

Farm to Freezer Meat Company brings a great variety of their highest quality ranch-direct wholesome beef cuts to the Market every weekend.

Meet Your Nutrition Goals in One Place at Frisco Fresh Market

Hitting all of your macros in a day requires planning. That’s why Frisco Fresh Market is a local farmers market that prides itself in providing our customers with almost everything they need on their daily plates. 

From fresh produce to organic meats, there is something for everyone to take home and enjoy. We invite you and your family to sample the seasonal tastes our local vendors have to offer. Contact us today to learn more about our event or to start the vendor application process.