2. Green Bean Casserole
Sure, it does contain green beans—if you consider the canned variety of any nutritional value whatsoever. But truth is that this casserole is a fatty concoction of rich cream, whole milk, salt, and deep-fried onion rings. In fact, a ¾ cup portion of green bean casserole contains 161-calories and 9-grams of fat.
For most of us, Thanksgiving hasn’t arrived until you dig into a warm bowl of stuffing. However, every mom and grandmother has a secret recipe for stuffing, which typically means the better it tastes; the more giblets, sausage, butter, and meat fat is used. Just a few tablespoons of stuffing can dish up over 10 grams of fat!
4. Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are a downright American staple at Thanksgiving tables. However, keep in mind that bowl your passing around contains an artery-clogging mix of butter, heavy cream, and milk. Top it with a ladle of homemade gravy and you’ve just consumed a whole meal’s worth of calories.
5. Homemade Gravy
I know that I already laid plenty of blame on your favorite Thanksgiving accouterment in the last slide. However, the heaping amount of fat and calories that it serves up over your holiday plate deserves credit. At almost 15 grams of fat per ¼ cup, you can link that blame to the turkey pan drippings, refined white flour, butter, and cream you add in for taste.