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Which Thanksgiving Food Is Worth the Calories?

Thanksgiving is almost here and you either have one of two attitudes — eat whatever you want because it's a holiday, or watch your calorie intake so you don't gain weight. If you don't want to cringe the next time you step on the scale, then you probably only want to splurge on the foods that are really worth it. So tell me . . .

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Katanasnk Katanasnk 7 years
Cranberry sauce. Homemade. Prefer turkey without skin anyway!
runspin runspin 7 years
Homemade buttery hot rolls!
FitBnnie FitBnnie 7 years
Candied yams!
SarahPW SarahPW 7 years
i love all of it (except the turkey, no meat for me), and it is totally worth the calories :)
mek123 mek123 7 years
I'm looking forward to the pies, I'll have turkey, mashed potatoes; cranberry and veggies in moderation but bring on the desserts.
Angelica Angelica 7 years
The pie! I am soooo looking forward to it!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 7 years
Mashed potatoes!
Calekey Calekey 7 years
Thanksgiving (and Christmas) are the one time I will eat all of this and it's worth the calorie intake...though, the pie is the most worth it. :)
BeautifulHealth BeautifulHealth 7 years
STUFFING! I used to buy Stovetop stuffing in college (yeah, I'm aware it's not as good as the homemade stuff, but it did the job) and I'd eat it as a meal. :-) I love the bread, herb and butter goodness!
amandaaa amandaaa 7 years
sweet potatoes and stuffing :)
adelaidekay adelaidekay 7 years
Home made turkey gravy Yum.
LexyAn LexyAn 7 years
sweet potatoes with marshmallows are amazing... or green bean casserole.
ccsugar ccsugar 7 years
mashed potatoes with lots of gravy!!! :drool:
angelina8023 angelina8023 7 years
Mac and cheese!!
bethinabox bethinabox 7 years
Stuffing is my absolute favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. :) sooo good.
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
All the above...
cupcake_ cupcake_ 7 years
elocin85 elocin85 7 years
Ditto what NikkiRuby said. Obsessing over calories is low on my Thanksgiving priority list.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I don't usually eat turkey, so on Thanksgiving, I love to eat the nice juicy dark meat with gravy. Yummy. I also have some of Mom's mashed potatoes because she makes them with mayonnaise and they taste awesome. I usually limit myself to a small scoop of them, though.
gamestomper-6 gamestomper-6 7 years
i never worry about calories,my metabolism is quick and i can eat what i want, when i want, and as much as i want. :feedme:
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Um, all of it! I disagree that your only two choices are not enjoying yourself or gaining weight. I've never gained weight from one meal. If you don't eat past the point of feeling full, it's really hard to overindulge no matter what foods you choose to eat.
shiningeyes shiningeyes 7 years
All of the above, minus the stuffing. I'll have small amounts of each and will savor each & every bite.
nikkisoda nikkisoda 7 years
The last thing I think about on Thanksgiving is the calories! It's one day out of the whole year. Geez.
Kensington7 Kensington7 7 years
Just the pie, Pumpkin cheesecake is one of my favorite things in the world. I'm not a fan of stuffing so I just have turkey (no skin), cranberry sauce, steamed green beans and a serving size of mashed potatoes. I don't like gravy either so I can save a lot of calories there.
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