Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Carbohyrdates (Carb Counts)

So now that you have your mission of celebrating Thanksgiving with your family in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere - remember yesterday's post? - how about one more thing to help you relax and enjoy the holiday...

Here is a typical Thanksgiving meal and the estimated carb counts from the Calorie King Blog and

(Please note that this is an estimate only and your actual carbs might vary based on ingredients and portion size.) 

Just print and save.  Or if you are like me, tuck under your plate at the dinner plate, so you will have an easy reference spot to refer to. 

This is all about making Thanksgiving easy enough to have kids first, diabetes second. 

Oven-roasted Turkey
4 oz. light meat (breast, back) without skin
180 calories, 4g fat and 34g protein, 0g carbs

Stove Top Stuffing (herb flavor - click for more varieties)
1 oz (28g), 110, 2.5g, 19g, 3g

Sweet Potato Casserole
4 oz. sweet potato casserole
263 calories, 9g fat and 41g carbs

1/2 cup, 148, 8g, 17g, 0g

Cranberry Sauce
2.5 oz. (1/4 cup) regular jellied cranberry sauce
110 calories, 0g fat and 25g carbs

White Bread (Dinner Rolls)
30 g, 70, 1g, 14g, 2g

Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie

4 oz. (or 1/8th of a 9” pie) pumpkin pie

240 calories, 10g fat and 30 carbs

Pecan Pie
4 oz. (or 1/8th of a 9” pie) pecan pie

455 calories, 20g fat and 65g carbs

Whipped Topping
2oz. (1/4 cup) Fat Free Reddi Whip ®
10 calories, 0g fat and 2 carbs

Good luck, enjoy making memories and remember you have permission to say no to Grandma's urging of seconds or thirds.  Unless, that is what YOU want to do!:)

Happy Thanksgiving from Naturally Sweet Sisters!

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