I cooked and cleaned for four hours today and was mindful of what I made but tried to keep the spirit of Thanksgiving! Here are some of the highlights from start to finish:
Cornish hen (16 oz. total) 220 calories per 4 oz.
I cooked green beans they are extremely healthy! Almost similar to drinking water! lol A whole cup will only add about 34 calories to you!🍃
Now potatoes can be less forgiving. They are a ‘starchy vegetable’ and a WHOLE HALF CUP will cost you 110 calories!🤣🤦♀️
I was going to add my healthy brown long rice, but honestly this was enough. And of course I have leftovers!!!
So I topped the meal off with a cup of hot tea ☕️ and tea can be very low calorie even with a tspn of sugar you’re running under 30 calories. I prefer tea over coffee especially in the evening it’s better for you!
Finally, I had to add in a dessert so I baked cookies.🍪🍪🍪
Each one of these peanut butter delights will run you about 100 calories. It was worth it. I had ONE and stored the others.
Well there you have it! My Thanksgiving was thought out and planned and portion-sized. I love stuffing and turkey but I’ve made turkey before, and today I wanted to try to make a Cornish hen for the first time. It was delicious!😋😄🐓
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