So the count down to Thanksgiving is right around the corner and most people are trying to figure out how to stay on track with their healthy eating habits. One Thanksgiving staple that there are a lot of questions about is turkey and the difference between white meat and dark meat. So which is healthier? A 3.5 ounce serving of white meat has fewer calories (161) and fat (4g) than dark meat which has 192 calories and 8 grams of fat. So the big difference is in the amount of fat in each serving, but the real diet saboteur is the skin. A serving of white meat with the skin jumps to 194 calories and 8 grams of fat and a serving of dark meat with the skin carries 232 calories and 13 grams of fat.
Moral of the story: try to stay away from the skin!
Stay tuned all week for tips on how to stay healthy during the holidays!
Be Healthy. Be Balanced.
-Alicia and Nikki