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In memory of Mother: Nutritional facts on the traditional Christmas dinner pt. 1

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My father suffered from post- traumatic stress disorder and we nearly lost everything! Eventually, the Veteran’s Administration came to our aid and provided monetary relief. But, during the time period when Father’s case was being considered, we were lucky to have food on the table and a roof over our heads.

Somehow, we managed to scrape up money to buy a turkey or a ham, never both. Regardless, of what was purchased, we appreciated it!

For those who can afford to buy what they wish to make their holiday meal complete and wish to know about the nutritional facts for the most common foods served for Christmas dinner. (You’ll need to do the math!)

Turkey breast (serving size: 3 oz.) Calories: 115, Total Fat: 0.6 g., Carbs: 0 g., Protein: 26 g

Turkey white meat and skin (serving size: 1 cup diced) Calories: 276, Total Fat: 11.7 g, Carbs: 0 g, Protein: 40 g

Turkey dark meat and skin (serving size: 1 cup diced) Calories: 309, Total Fat: 16.2 g, Carbs: 0 g, Protein: 38.5 g

Roast turkey with stuffing and gray (serving size: 8 servings) Calories: 1126, Total Fat: 57 g, Carbs: 38 g, Protein: 108 g

Mashed potatoes: (serving size: 1 cup) Calories: 237, Total Fat: 8.8 g, Carbs: 35.5 g, Protein 4.1 g

Sweet potatoes (serving size: 100 gm) Calories: 90, Total Fat: 0.1 g, Carbs: 20.1 g, Protein: 1.6 g

Sweet potato casserole: (serving size: 8 servings) Calories: 267, Total Fat: 2.6 g, Carbs: 60.4 g, Protein: 2 g

Check out part two, which completes this list.

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