Find out how your favorite holiday foods stack up.
Thanksgiving is often synonymous with feasting like there's no tomorrow. If you plan on digging in and enjoying all your favorite comfort foods but you want to make healthier choices, you can use the guide below to help you along the way. We've compared the top holiday favorites to give you a better glimpse into their nutritional breakdowns so you can make an educated choice. Keep reading to learn more about each category and find a printable version here to take with you on the go.
Mashed Potato vs. Sweet Potato
When it comes to this popular side dish, sweet potatoes take the prize. Full of protein and fiber, and low in fat and calories, sweet potatoes are a healthy choice when you're chowing down. Winner: Sweet Potato
Dark Meat Turkey vs. White Meat Turkey
White meat turkey has the same amount of protein, but fewer calories and way less fat when compared to dark meat turkey. Winner: White Meat Turkey
Green Beans vs. Brussels Sprouts
Green beans and Brussels sprouts have almost the same fiber, carbs, and sugar. However, Brussels sprouts are slightly more caloric, and green beans have less protein, so you can call this one a tie. Winner: Tie
Corn Bread vs. Dinner Rolls
Corn bread has more calories, fat, carbs, and sugar than dinner rolls, less fiber, and only slightly more protein. If you're debating between the two, stick with the latter to make a somewhat healthier choice. Winner: Dinner Rolls
Pecan Pie vs. Pumpkin Pie
With way fewer calories, fat, sugar, and carbs, pumpkin pie beats pecan pie hands down. Winner: Pumpkin Pie