'Tis the Season for Tasty Food!...

'Tis the Season for Tasty Food!

There are still ways to eat healthier this holiday season!

It’s really easy to pack on the pounds during the holiday season. There is so much food to eat, and much of it isn’t exactly the healthiest. It’s hard to work off those holiday pounds, especially if you don’t know how many calories you need to burn. Here are a few holiday staples and their caloric values, as well the amount of exercise it would take to burn off those calories.

 

Thanksgiving Food:

Turkey Leg: 417 calories

  • Walk: 1 hour, 56 minutes
  • Jog: 48 minutes  

Dressing/Stuffing (½ cup): 439 calories

  • Walk: 2 hours, 2 minutes
  • Jog: 50 minutes

Pumpkin Pie (1 slice of an 8” pie): 279 calories

  • Walk: 1 hour, 17 minutes
  • Jog: 32 minutes

Mashed Potatoes (1 cup): 237 calories

  • Walk: 1 hour, 56 minutes
  • Jog: 27 minutes

Green Bean Casserole (2 spoons, 7.8 oz): 200 calories

  • Walk: 55 minutes
  • Jog: 23 minutes

 

Christmas Food:

Eggnog (8 oz.): 344 calories

  • Walk: 1 hour, 35 minutes
  • Jog: 39 minutes

Sugar Cookies (four 1.3 oz. cookies): 340 calories

  • Walk: 1 hour, 34 minutes
  • Jog: 39 minutes

Honey Glazed Ham (three 3 oz. slices): 360 calories

  • Walk: 1 hour, 41 minutes
  • Jog: 41 minutes

Figgy Pudding (6.8 oz): 380 calories

  • Walk: 1 hour, 45 minutes
  • Jog: 43 minutes

Dinner Rolls (three 2” rolls): 233 calories

  • Walk: 1 hour, 4 minutes
  • Jog: 27 minutes

 

New Years Food:

Black-eyed Peas (2 cups cooked peas): 400 calories

  • Walk: 1 hour, 50 minutes
  • Jog: 43 minutes

Cornbread (2 slices): 244 calories

  • Walk: 1 hour, 6 minutes
  • Jog: 22 minutes

Champagne (8 oz.): 190 calories

  • Walk: 50 minutes
  • Jog: 20 minutes

Spinach Artichoke Dip (one 6 oz serving): 286 calories

  • Walk: 1 hour, 19 minutes
  • Jog: 39 minutes

Pork Ribs (1 rib): 371 calories

  • Walk: 1 hour, 43 minutes
  • Jog: 43 minutes

 

Eat well this holiday season, but stay healthy!