The most favorite time of the year has come - the candy hangover has hardly subsided after Halloween, as Thanksgiving Day approaches. And if we talk about holidays, during which Americans eat most of all, there is little that can compete with this day. Cheat sheet decided to find out how destructive will be a calorie festive bomb for your waist.
Turkey - 200 calories
It’s impossible to imagine Thanksgiving without a delicious fried bird as the main object on the table. Fortunately for all of us, turkey is one of the leanest meats, and each serving contains a lot of saturated protein. A serving of the size of a deck of cards contains 158 calories. But if you like meat darker and the skin of a bird, then a slice of the same size will give you 200 calories already.
Stuffing - 350 calories
This is the part of the main festive dish that spoils everything, even though it is incredibly tasty. One cup of filling, containing breadcrumbs, will cost you 350 calories and 17 grams of fat. It's about like a hot dog with cheese and chili. But if you add ham or sausages there, add 100 calories.
Mashed Potatoes with Sauce - 300 calories
A real favorite for all the people sitting at the table. You, most likely, also will not give up the fragrant mashed potatoes. But if you like potatoes with sauces, butter and gravy, then get ready to work out at the 237 gymnasium calories from a small portion (without additives - just 174). A full spoonful of nourishing sauce will add 50-600 calories.
Green Beans - 140 Calories
Despite the fact that this is a relatively healthy dish, you get more calories with roasted onions and creamy sauce, which are usually filled with beans. One serving is about 140 calories and 8 grams of fat. Want to ease the dish - make the sauce on the principle of mushroom soup-mashed potatoes.
Glazed Sweet Potato - 320 Calories
Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins B6, C and D, but it does not matter if you like the glazed version or the marshmallow topping. One cup of this potato will contain 320 calories and colossal 56 grams of sugar. It is almost the same as a full-fledged sweet cake.
Cranberry Sauce - 110 calories
Cranberry sauce seems like a harmless addition, but if you are eating the jellied version (everyone's favorite), then just a quarter serving will weigh 110 calories and 24 grams of sugar.
Pie - 400 calories
Sorry, cake lovers, but this is really bad stuff. Pecan Pecan Pie is one of the worst offenders. One slice contains 500 calories and 27 grams of fat. Cherry pie contains more 480 calories, 22 grams of fat, and as much sugar as 10 donuts. If you're a fan of pumpkin pie, the good news is that one slice costs 300 calories and 14 grams of fat.
If you count all this, you get more 1820 calories per serving of food and dessert. This is the average rate for an adult all day! But it is clear that you will eat something else during the festive day, and also, most likely, you will drink wine. Well, a holiday is a holiday - relatively safe you can consume up to 4500 calories per holiday, of which 1500 will be obtained from snacks and drinks. Good luck!