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Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet

Author: Cara Walsh

November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet

Author: Cara Walsh

November 19, 2012

Did you know…?

The CLASSIC Thanksgiving Meal is loaded with about calories in ONE sitting?

  • STUFFING… 160
  • TURKEY BREAST… 142
  • GRAVY… 25
  • SWEET POTATO (1 CUP)… 320
  • DINNER ROLLS… 110
  • 1/2 TBSP BUTTER… 50
  • CRANBERRY SAUCE… 110
  • GREEN BEANS… 30
  • MASHED POTATOES… 155
  • PUMPKIN PIE SLICE (W/WHIPPED CREAM)… 340

Don’t skip your 5 meals on Thanksgiving Day. Choose a sensible Lean & Green dinner with your family. Here are a few HEALTHY holiday suggestions:

LEAN MEAT:

  • 6 oz. Turkey LIGHT meat
  • 5 oz. Turkey DARK meat

GREENS:

  • Any combination of your vegetable options.

DESSERT:

  • Enjoy a Medifast Brownie or a Soft Serve to top off your Thanksgiving meal.

About the Author:

Cara Walsh
Counselor at The Carmel Mountain Ranch Medifast Weight Control Center
Cara Walsh is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Weight Control Counselor. Cara received her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science from San Diego State University and completed her dietetic internship to become a registered dietitian through the Utah State University. Cara is currently completing her Masters in Dietetic Administration through Utah State University. Cara has always had a passion for healthy eating and cooking. She loves to focus on how food can heal and provide nutrition-while tasting delicious. Cara thrives on helping others reach their full potential nutritionally. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going to Pilates and running the boardwalk on the Pacific Ocean with her son and husband.

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