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Which Thanksgiving Food Is Worth the Calories?

Thanksgiving is almost here and I'm so excited to get together with my family and enjoy all the scrumptious foods. I definitely have some favorites I'll be saving room for. Even though they're high in calories, they're totally worth it. So tell me . . .


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danakscully64 danakscully64 8 years
Stuffing, but it's not really bad. I have to make my own since my Mom puts hers in the dead bird.
danielle854 danielle854 8 years
Homemade rye bread fresh out of the bread machine with a dollop of mashies & turkey. Mmm!
CuteShoes17 CuteShoes17 8 years
Seriously my mom's SWEET POTATO PIE and CANDIED YAMS are worth every single calorie along with real MAC N CHEESE!!! I can't wait!!!
pandacn pandacn 8 years
sweet potatoes are the best!! Unfortunately, the more sugar it has, the better it tastes, but at least, I'm light on the butter!
mlh400 mlh400 8 years
ALL Of it is worth the calories!
blackjade blackjade 8 years
sweet potato pie and real Mac & cheese!
FoxyJo FoxyJo 8 years
bibelot bibelot 8 years
Pecan pie, pecan pie, pecan pie. With whipped cream and a rich cup of coffee.
mtiger mtiger 8 years
Every single bit of it! I plant to eat some of everything and not even think about the calorie content!
aehunter86 aehunter86 8 years
My aunt's sweet potato casserole!!! Soooo yummy w/a cinnamon pecan crunchy top!
wambalus wambalus 8 years
Er, none of it? I don't like stodgy Thanksgiving food and I'm vegetarian. Living overseas the past few years, Thanksgiving is less and less important the food is less appealing. My dad is campaigning for salmon at their Thanksgiving, but I think he's being shot down by the traditionalists. My mom never made green bean casserole (or any casserole for that matter) but she used to cook green beans with walnuts and shallots, which was delicious.
KibzeeLovee KibzeeLovee 8 years
socktree socktree 8 years
I love green bean casserole, but warm buttery mashed potatoes take me back to my southern roots (dad's side is North Carolinian). I may have grown up as a yank, but gorram, do I love me some mashed potatoes.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
my grandma's dressing (stuffing) and cranberry sauce :drool:
elizabee123 elizabee123 8 years
Wine!!!! Although mashed sweet potatoes and any form of dessert are up there.
pinklady8287 pinklady8287 8 years
detroitgirl27 detroitgirl27 8 years
bacon-wrapped water chestnuts!!
tsp tsp 8 years
all of the above...and then some?! lol. but hey, i'm "prepping" big time for thanksgiving--harder workouts(sometimes two-a-day), eating VERY well, etc--so i don't have to count calories that day. i'm going to eat a little of everything and NOT feel at all guilty about it.
dd-sugar dd-sugar 8 years
Love sweet potatoes, but I eat them all the time, plain, so I can really taste them! I used to be such a cookie monster but avoid sugar now. If someone asked me on Thanksgiving to try one of their homemade oatmeal cookies, I wouldn't decline!
Red-Sharpie Red-Sharpie 8 years
Pumpkin pie. I just don't really care for most traditional thanksgiving foods. I actually like white meat better but I agree with Spectra that there's nothing wrong with dark meat either. So I'll enjoy my healthy thanksgiving with a slice of homemade pumpkin pie and whipped cream and will feel neither guilty nor deprived :)
rwashum88 rwashum88 8 years
I'll just have a small portion of everything, but really I try and make sure what gets on the table isn't all that calorie rich(in bad calories!).
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Why is dark meat turkey considered "worth the calories"? It's not that much higher in calories than the white meat and it's actually more nutritious. I usually eat a good mix of white and dark meat, without the skin of course. As far as my favorite "worth the calories" food, it's gotta be my mom's mashed potatoes. They are to DIE for!
laellavita laellavita 8 years
i think all thanksgiving food is worth the extra calories! you should be allowed to indulge at least one day, and thanksgiving seems like the right one to me. it just is a matter of getting back on track the day after.
KMattes KMattes 8 years
green bean casserole is my fav!
DevonJade DevonJade 8 years
I call booze too, more around Christmas for me though. I just read today that a cup of hot buttered rum comes in at 1000 calories... D: Haha I'm still going to drink it, it just might be all I have that day. A lovely sugar buzz along with my alchohol makes me extra cheery! :D
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