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RealSimple.com: The Healthy Secrets of Thanksgiving Foods

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Biscuits or Corn Bread?

Winner: Tie

While the beloved biscuit is a delectable little package of butter and fat, it’s often pretty small in size and tops out at around 100 calories. Meanwhile, a slice of corn bread can reach up to 200 calories (or more if you like to make it southern style with bacon drippings), which you don’t need on top of the heap of calories already on your plate. What corn bread has going for it, however, is a good amount of fiber, if it is made with whole, non-degerminated grain. If you do opt for corn bread, Largeman-Roth recommends keeping slices thin to help you (and your guests, too, if you’re the hostess) with portion size. And remember that whichever type of bread you choose, eating more than one serving or slathering on butter will just ramp up your caloric intake on a day when it’s likely already over-the-top.

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