Last month we asked you to estimate the grams of carb in this high-octane Thanksgiving meal:
6 oz white-meat turkey, skin on
¼ cup turkey gravy
1 cup cornbread stuffing
½” slide of canned cranberry sauce
3 oz sweet potato with a dab of melted marshmallow
1 cup green beans with almonds
4 oz dry red wine
1 slice of pumpkin pie (1/8 of 9” pie)
ANSWER: Our crack team of dietitians put their heads together and came up with 175g carb for the entire meal. Actually, they came up with three different values which averaged out to 175, so we’re going with that. (What an exact science this is!) In case you’re interested, SaRene’s estimate was 160, Dana’s was 175, and Jenny’s was 190.
Anyway, congrats to Dena Linda, T1 “Loop” user and mother of two from Houston, Texas for coming closest to the correct answer (she estimated 160 grams of carb).
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