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How To Eat Cleaner on Thanksgiving
With Thanksgiving around the corner we will all be faced with the decision of giving into the temptations of eating through the holiday season. Turkey, stuffing, gravy, and every carb you can imagine on this fine earth. But if you’re wondering which are the best and worst Thanksgiving dishes to choose from, we have the run down for you.
White Vs Dark Meat:
White meat for the win: “Per 3 ounces, opting for the “white” turkey breasts over the “dark” meat will save you 50 calories and 4 grams of fat: 115 calories and 7 grams of fat versus 160 calories and 11 grams of fat, respectively.”
Green Bean Casserole or Sweet Potato Casserole
Green Bean Casserole for the win: “Even with its creamy mushroom soup and crispy fried onions, traditional green bean casserole (161 calories, 9 g fat per ¾ cup) is a lighter pick than sweet potato casserole (285 calories, 5 g fat per ¾ cup). Part of the reason is that green beans are so low-cal to start. That said, the starchier sweet potato is full of good-for-you nutrients, including beta carotene, a potent antioxidant and precursor to vitamin A.”
onto Dessert, Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie:
Pumpkin Pie For The Win: “At 316 calories and 14 g of fat per slice (1/8 of a 9 inch pie), pumpkin is a slimmer choice than apple, which will cost you 411 calories and 19 g of fat for that same-size slice. One explanation for the higher calorie count: the double crust. Another bonus of picking the pumpkin: whipped topping has significantly fewer calories and less fat than the vanilla ice cream often served atop apple.”
Last tip is beware of the gravy & dressing.
Happy Holiday my friends…