For my American friends (and those who just like turkey and stuffing and cranberry sauce and pie), here are carb counts of common Thanksgiving fare. Best practice is to look at the packages of the food you are making because it can vary. This chart is a quick reference especially if you find yourself at someone else’s t-day table and need to SWAG* the meal.
Oh, and the next well-intentioned person who buys sugar-free Cool-Whip is going to get a pumpkin pie in the face. It has more carbs!**
Remember that 1 oz. equals 28 grams by weight. See the Equivalent Measures.
|Turkey, breast||1 oz.||0 g||Calorie King|
|Mashed Potatoes, homemade with milk and butter||1/2 cup||17.7 g||Calorie King|
|Stuffing, prepared from mix||1/2 cup||21.7 g||Calorie King|
|Sweet Potatoes, canned w liquid drained||1/2 cup, 3.5 oz.||24.9 g||Calorie King|
|Cranberry Sauce, Ocean Spray jellied||1 oz.||10.1 g||Calorie King|
|Gravy, Heinz Homestyle roasted turkey||1 oz.||1.4 g||Calorie King|
|Dinner Roll, plain (includes brown and serve)||1 roll||14.1 g||Calorie King|
|Pumpkin Pie, commercially prepared||1/6th of 8" pie, 3.8 oz.||29.8 g||Calorie King|
|Pumpkin Pie, homemade from recipe||1/8th of 9" pie, 5.5 oz.||40.9 g||Calorie King|
|Whipped Cream, Cool Whip regular||2 tbsp, 0.3 oz.||2 g||Calorie King|
*SWAG = scientific wild ass guess
**According to Calorie King, regular Cool-Whip has 1 gram carb per tablespoon, but sugar free has 1.5!
Please remember that I never give medical advice. Ask your endocrinologist or pediatrician for advice about your own child. Make your own informed decisions for your own child.