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Which Thanksgiving foods are lower in calories?


1. 1/2 cup dry roasted mixed nuts OR cheese and crackers (1.5 oz cheese and 4 whole wheat crackers)

Answer: cheese and crackers (320 cals) vs. nuts (410 cals)

2. 5 ounces of wine (red or white) OR a 12-ounce bottle of beer

Answer: 12 ounces of beer (150 cals) vs. wine (120 cals)

3. White dinner roll OR corn bread (tennis ball size)

Answer: dinner roll (135 cals) vs. corn bread (190 cals)

4. Mashed white potatoes OR mashed butternut squash (1 cup made with margarine and whole milk)

Answer: butternut squash (170 cals) vs. potatoes (240 cals)

5. White meat turkey OR lean pork tenderloin (5 oz serving)

Answer: turkey (195 cals) vs. pork tenderloin (250 cals)

6. Bread stuffing with vegetables OR macaroni and cheese (1 cup)

Answer: mac and cheese (280 cals) vs. stuffing (320 cals)

7. Cranberry sauce OR apple chutney (1/2 cup)

Answer: cranberry sauce (110 cals) vs. chutney (160 cals)

7. Sweet potato casserole with marshmallows OR green bean casserole (1 cup)

Answer: green beans (150 cals) vs. sweet potatoes (350 cals)

8. Pumpkin pie OR apple pie (1/6 of a pie)

Answer: pumpkin pie (300 cals) vs. apple pie (450 cals)

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