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12/17/2010

Healthy Holiday Food for Thought

 

We all want to enjoy the delicious holiday goodies during this time of the year and we certainly can!  Remember keeping everything in moderation will help you maintain your weight and start the New Year off on a healthy note!  Just keep some of these helpful options in mind when choosing which foods to indulge:

 

*Slice of pumpkin pie                   or                                       Slice of pecan pie
190 FEWER calories                         
11 grams LESS fat
Rich in Vitamin A                  

                         

Roast duck, roast goose              or                                       *Roast turkey
More fat in these two items over even dark meat turkey.

 

 
Jellied cranberry sauce               or                                       *Fresh cranberry relish
190 calories per ½ cup                                                             95 calories per ½ cup
                                                                                              Fiber too!

 

*1 ounce of peanuts                    or                                        1 ounce of macadamia nuts             (1/4 cup )                                                                                                                   (10-12 nuts)
30 LESS calories
8 grams LESS fat

 

Brown-n-serve roll                      or                                        Crescent roll                                                                                                                             DOUBLE the fat

 

 

 

Turkey drumstick, wing              or                                        *Breast                                                                                                                                           LESS than half the fat

 

 * ¼ turkey gravy, 1 TBSP butter or                                     2 TBSP whipped cream
Only 30 calories per ¼ cup

 
½ cup stuffing                               or                                       * ½ cup mashed potatoes
63 calories MORE
4 grams MORE fat

For more nutritional information on your favorite foods, check out calorieking.com

 

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