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Carbohydrate Counts For Thanksgiving Food Staples

When you look at the list of holidays in the U.S., there is one holiday in particular that revolves around food and sitting around a table with many people you love – Thanksgiving.

The good news about Thanksgiving meals is it often involves some well-known “staples”. I highly recommend researching carb counts [1] in popular foods, and reviewing serving sizes (i.e. studying the size of a measuring cup) ahead of time. Knowing the approximate nutrition facts in advance can help when you’re amidst the hustle and bustle trying to make food decisions and bolusing [2] for what’s on your plate. Here are nutrition facts for popular Thanksgiving foods you may find helpful, and a printed version [3] you can keep on your fridge for convenience. Keep in mind recipes may vary depending on the brand and ingredients used (Aunt Jane’s home baked recipes will vary as well).

Main Dish
Sides
Dessert

I know it’s hard to multi-task filling up your plate when there is a lot going on around you, but taking a few moments to pay attention and think through your decisions could make the world of a difference. I hope you find this list helpful!

On behalf of the entire Medtronic team, we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Source for nutrition facts: www.calorieking.com [4]