Holiday Calorie Quiz
 

1. Which holiday meat is lowest in calories (per 3 ounce serving)?

a. Turkey breast (with skin) 
b. Duck (with skin) 
c. Roasted ham (without skin) 

 

2. Pick the homemade side dish that sports the least calories (per 1 cup serving)

a. Homemade Bread stuffing
b. Mashed Potatoes (w/ milk and butter added) 
c. Candied sweet potatoes
 

3. Which dessert can you burn off in the least amount time? (slice = 1/8 pie)

a. 1 slice apple pie 

b. 1 slice pumpkin pie 

c. 1 slice pecan pie
 

4. One of these dressings will add flavor to your meal without all the calories. (per 1/4 cup serving)?

a. Thick, homemade gravy 

b. Thin, homemade gravy 

c. Traditional cranberry sauce
 

5. Choose the after-dinner drink that won't have you wishing you didn’t… (per 8 ounce serving)

a. Coffee black with 1 oz shot Sambuca 

b. Apple cider 

c. Egg nog
 

6. What side dish boasts the fewest calories.

a. Green bean casserole (1/2 cup) 

b. Roasted Carrots (1/2 cup)

c. Dinner roll (2 oz.)

7. Now it's time to put all of your knowledge together to make healthy choices during the holidays. Pick the plate below that won't add the holiday bulge to your frame.

a. Roasted turkey breast with skin, homemade mashed potatoes, 1 slice pumpkin pie, thin homemade gravy, roasted carrots

b. Roasted ham extra lean, candied sweet potatoes, 1 slice pecan pie, cranberry sauce, dinner roll

c. Roasted duck breast with skin, stuffing, 1 slice apple pie, thick homemade gravy, greenbean casserole

Answers:
1. Turkey breast (with skin) 131

    Roasted ham (without skin) 150
    Duck (with skin) 285
2. Mashed Potatoes (w/ milk and butter added) 260
    Homemade Bread stuffing 294
    Candied sweet potatoes 320
3. 1 slice pumpkin pie 240 
    1 slice apple pie 290

    1 slice pecan pie 470
4. Thin, homemade gravy 40
    Thick, homemade gravy 100

    Traditional cranberry sauce110
5. Coffee black with 1 oz shot Sambuca 101
    Apple cider 125
    Egg nog 350
6. Roasted Carrots 55
    Green bean casserole 80

    Dinner roll 170
7. Roasted turkey breast with skin, homemade mashed potatoes, 1 slice pumpkin pie, thin homemade gravy, roasted carrots 726
    Roasted duck breast with skin, stuffing, 1 slice apple pie, thick homemade gravy, green bean casserole 1049
    Roasted ham extra lean, candied sweet potatoes, 1 slice pecan pie, cranberry sauce, dinner roll 1220


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