Thanksgiving Food Faceoff

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


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