Daily Tip: Your Thanksgiving Meal Plan

By Jessica Boden
Posted On Nov 20, 2012

New You Health Tip: Maintain your figure this Thanksgiving by portioning your servings with a tablespoon and knife –
1 tablespoon = 1 scoop!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, New You answers the most important question; “How do I eat everything I want without gaining weight?” You hear frightening statistics that Americans ingest nearly 4,000 calories over the course of the day and scour the Internet in search of a meal plan. But alas, all you can find are obscure serving sizes shown in ounces and grams that mean nothing to you! Fear not –New You has comprised a Thanksgiving day diet plan to keep your calories below 2000 (average daily recommendation for a healthy female) without sacrificing any of the good stuff. We compared the average calorie count of all your favorite dishes using FatSecret, CalorieCount and CalorieKing, then, we took the confusing serving sizes and converted them to scoops! Just bring a tablespoon and knife to the dinner table and refer to our handy dandy thanksgiving guide for your most satisfying and guilt free turkey day yet.

BREAKFAST
Berries & Water
2 cups = 100 calories

THANKSGIVING LUNCH/DINNER
Red or White Wine:
2 glasses = 248 calories

Roasted Turkey:
5 slices = 110 calories

Turkey Gravy:
6 scoops = 48 calories

Cornbread Stuffing:
5 scoops = 95 calories

Mashed Potatoes:
6 scoops = 104 calories

Cranberry Sauce:
1 slice (canned) = 86 calories

Dinner Roll with Butter:
1 roll = 214 calories

Sweet Potato with Marshmallow:
4 scoops = 105 calories

Green Bean Casserole:
6 scoops = 54 calories

Mac ‘n’ Cheese:
4 scoops = 86 calories

DESSERT
Pumpkin Pie:
1 slice = 320 calories

Pecan  Pie:
1/2 slice = 221 calories

Bread Pudding:
4 scoops = 106 calories

Thanksgiving Day Calorie Count = 1897!