Thanksgiving FOOD for Thought!
Monday, November 09, 2009
A few years ago I put together my family's traditional Thanksgiving menu and calculated the calories in each serving!!
3 ounces of Turkey (white meat): 144 calories
Green Bean Casserole (1/2 cup): 116 calories
Mashed Potatoes (1/2 cup): 120 calories
1/4 cup Ocean Spray Cranberry sauce (jellied): 110 calories
Brown & Serve Roll: 87 calories
1 pat Butter : 36 calories
1 cup cornbread stuffing: 250 calories
1/2 cup Gravy: 56 calories
1/6 Chocolate Pie: 300 calories
1/8 of a Pumpkin Pie: 316 calories (not incl. Cool Whip)
1/2 cup Sweet Potato Casserole: 160 calories
Total: 1701 calories
NOW THAT'S REALLY FOOD FOR THOUGHT!!
And that's if you ONLY eat 3 oz of turkey and 1/2 cup of potatoes, 1 roll, etc..
Most people eat Thanksgiving dinner all day long.
I think we need to plan ahead for before and after T-day.
So save a few calories earlier in the week to spend on Thanksgiving Day.
And send as many leftovers as possible home with your guests!