Thanksgiving Dinner: How Many Calories Are on Your Plate?

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  • An Hour to Walk Off 90 Calories
  • Why Should We Track Calories?
  • Turkey
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Stuffing
  • Candied Yams
  • Collard Greens
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Glass of Wine
  • A Healthier Thanksgiving Dinner


For most households, a roasted turkey is the center of Thanksgiving dinner. A few slices (8 ounces) is just 238 calories, but drowning the meat in gravy adds 30 calories and 300 mg of sodium for each one-fourth cup serving. Being less heavy-handed in pouring can reduce calories. Walking time to burn: Two hours and 40 minutes — longer if you've added gravy. (Photo: GettyImages)

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