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Old 11-23-2011, 07:34 AM   #1
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Calories in Various Thanksgiving Goodies

Although I'm not counting calories on Thanksgiving, I thought it would be good to at least be aware of calorie counts. Which has more calories? Pumpkin pie or pecan? Stuffing or mashed potatoes and gravy? Maybe I would choose one over the other or eat a smaller amount I found these calorie counts from this site. The site also has diet tips for each of these foods. Please post whatever calorie counts you are finding, especially for foods not found here. I'm going to hunt down green bean casserole.

Calories in Turkey Dinner

Roasted Turkey - 6 Ounces Dark + White Meat, Untrimmed 450

1 Cup of homemade stuffing 400

1 Cup of Giblet Gravy 300

1 Cup of Mashed Potatoes 350

Stuffed Celery - 1 stick 100

2 Sweet Pickles, 10 Black/Green Olives 125

1 Cup of Candied Sweet Potatoes 400

1/2 Cup of Cranberry Sauce 200

2 Rolls With Butter 300

1 Cup of English Peas with Butter 150

2 Glasses Sweetened Tea, Wine, Punch or Cider 300

1 Slice of Pumpkin Pie With Topping 450

1 Slice of Pecan Pie 650

1 Cup of Egg Nog 400

Grand Total = 4,575 calories
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:39 AM   #2
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From another site:

Drinks:

1 mixed drink 250
1 glass wine 120
1 cup coffee with cream and sugar 50
1 glass cider or sparkling grape juice 120
1 cup eggnog 343

Snacks:

1 celery stalk with cream cheese 45
1 cracker with cheese 70
½ cup mixed raw vegetables 25
½ cup mixed nuts 440
½ cup fresh fruit 60
1 ounce tortilla or potato chips 150
1 tablespoon dip for chips 75

Salads:

3 cups salad with diet dressing 100
1 tablespoon ranch dressing 75
½ cup gelatin with fruit 120
½ cup waldorf salad 110

Main Course:

6 ounces cured ham 300
6 ounces white and dark turkey 340
6 ounces prime rib 330
½ cup stuffing 180
½ cup cranberry sauce 190
½ cup mashed potatoes 150
½ cup gravy 150
1 baked potato with sour cream 150
½ cup green bean casserole 225
½ cup sautéed green beans 50
½ cup candied sweet potatoes 150
1 dinner roll 110
1 pat butter 45

Dessert:

2 chocolate mints 60
2 small chocolate chip cookies 150
1 piece apple pie (1/8 of 9-in pie) 410
1 piece pecan pie (1/8 of 9-in pie) 480
1 piece pumpkin pie (1/8 of 9-in pie) 180
½ cup whipped cream 75
½ cup ice cream 145
1 small piece fudge 70

Leftovers:

1 turkey sandwich with mayo and cranberry sauce 450
1 open-face turkey sandwich with stuffing and gravy 290
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:46 AM   #3
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Thanks for the eye-opening list!
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omg. thats a real eye opener. Now I am stressing about tomorrow.

Ok I was already stressing about it.
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Thanks for the eye-opening list!
I haven't actually looked at the lists closely yet! I'm scared
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1/2 cup fresh cranberries is only 30 cals, so I think I'll make my own cranberry sauce and cut that way down (just cover cranberries with water in a saucepan, bring to a boil. When they start to pop and thicken, add a pack of s/f lemon or orange gelatin, boil 1 minute and then chill- better than the canned stuff!).
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1/2 cup fresh cranberries is only 30 cals, so I think I'll make my own cranberry sauce and cut that way down (just cover cranberries with water in a saucepan, bring to a boil. When they start to pop and thicken, add a pack of s/f lemon or orange gelatin, boil 1 minute and then chill- better than the canned stuff!).
That sounds good! It's the sugar in the real stuff that makes the calories so high.
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Thanks for the lists, Julie - good idea

I already "survived" one Thanksgiving on Saturday, eating whatever I wanted on a FD, so I have no idea how many calories I had, but it only took me up a couple pounds, and now I'm back down again, so I'm not too worried. I'm in maintenance though, so I'm giving myself a lot of "play" from now on. So far so good!
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Thanks for the list, Julie. DH and I will be going out for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, to a huge buffet at a local hotel, so I don't know what all will be set out for us to choose from. They usually do a wonderful job though, and I plan to take a little bit of almost everything offered!

But that means the serving size of many dishes will only be in the 1/3 and 1/4 cup size servings. I like that better anyway. Sometimes I truly only take enough of something to maybe be 2 tbsp of the stuff.. just enough for a couple of bites of it. I like to taste it all, but I don't like feeling overly full.

Well.. if there's room for a little bit more after the first round.. that is usually devoted to another helping of dessert.
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How can turkey be more calorific than prime rib?!
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That's interesting! I don't think I could eat a cup of mashed potatoes or gravy. lol! And I'm sure the slice of pie was for "full" slice. We always have a few desserts and my slice of pie will be *tiny*! I am not going to stress about tomorrow though. I'm going to enjoy myself (but *not* to excess) and get right back on track Friday!
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I'll be like you, Pat. I'll take a dab of everything and just have seconds on the best and the yummiest! I think the most dangerous things are dips. We'll have spinach dip that's probably 60 - 80/per tablespoon. I'm going to avoid too much dipping! I will definitely have slivers of both pumpkin and pecan pie!
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How can turkey be more calorific than prime rib?!
I think they meant 6 ounces dark meat + 6 ounces white meat.

Turkey's one of my favorite lean meats (the dark meat that is!). 6 ounces of dark is supposed to be 360 calories. 6 ounces white, 210. Guess it depends on whether you eat skin or not, etc. But there's not much skin on turkey, it's mostly meat.
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Well that makes more sense. I'm the only one in my family that likes the dark meat, so I get all that I want!
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Oh, my....I really need to slow down my reading..
I thought the title of this thread was:
"COLORS in Various Thanksgiving Goodies"

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I'll be like you, Pat. I'll take a dab of everything and just have seconds on the best and the yummiest! I think the most dangerous things are dips. We'll have spinach dip that's probably 60 - 80/per tablespoon. I'm going to avoid too much dipping! I will definitely have slivers of both pumpkin and pecan pie!
Holy crap - the dips! Last Sat. at that Tgiving feast, I ate quite sensibly, even the desserts, but then later I sat down and starting eating the cheese ball and crackers, one after the other! Quite rich, goes down easy, addicting, lol.
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Thankfully my MIL doesn't believe in appetizers! I don't have to worry about crackers, cheese balls, or dips! However, I am an absolute fiend for turkey skin! Rolled around a ball of stuffing...heaven! lol!
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I'm not looking, I don't care, it's a Holiday and I am eating what I want!

Will let the next couple of really good DDs take care of any overage on calories!!
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Beeb, I'm with you!

I can't think too much about it or I won't enjoy it.
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I'm not worried, all the bad food, I'll be getting pizza on the way home
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Ok that was mean, sorry
I'll have turkey, not worried about the calories there. I made the cranberry sauce, so it's fine for the "count". Might go with a baked sweet potato as long as they didn't marshmallow-ize them .
Desserts. I think I had enough yesterday to count towards tomorrow!
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i keep going back and forth about counting calories or not. Thanks for posting that Julie it is pretty eye opening, but like Pat I will probably just put a few bites of everything (but probably a little more of the green bean casserole and the stuffing). I am not a huge turkey fan so I will have a bit just so I don't have carb overload.

We are going to do a three family thanksgiving with my bible group and all of us are great cooks so there will be alot of food.

I am really thinking I am just gonna be sensible and see what happens.
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