With Thanksgiving just around the corner and several great pre-Thanksgiving grocery sales going on right now, our web diva thought this would be the perfect time to share this article with Self Magazine.
Her jaw dropped when she read that the average Thanksgiving meal plate, not the total amount being served to a family of 4, but just what was sitting on her plate, was 3000 calories! That 1 plate = 1 whole gained pound!
So knowing that alot of you were just like her and dreaded stepping on the treadmill any longer then you have too, she thought she would share these easy switch out tips.
1. White meat vs. dark meat. Less saturated fats
2. Stuffing can have up to 447 calories for 2/3 cup and be high in sodium.
Try making your own. There is a great recipe on the page.
3. Go easy on the mash potatoes. They are high in carbs and easy to overdo.
4. If you love pie, go with the pumpkin. It is the lesser of evils with 316 calories per slice. You can even do the whipped cream. 2 tablespoons of Reddi-Whip = 15 calories. Not into pumpkin? Go with apple = 411 calories. Pecan = 503 calories
And remember, always check the labels before buying. Some frozen turkey brands add butter, salt, broth, etc.
For the complete guide, click here.