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My daughters and I are already planning the menu for Thanksgiving. I know that day will be a day filled with tempting food with lots of WW Points, but I don't dread it. As I posted before, I plan to enjoy it.
I recently started tracking using the iTrackBites app on my phone just to get in the habit of tracking, intending to really limit points after the holidays, but as soon as I started tracking, I started caring again and have stayed within my 26 points for 3 days. I guess I'm on the wagon again!
I've already looked up the WW pts for the foods we will be serving. No matter how I might gorge myself, I vow to track all the points I consume all day. Basically, these are the foods we are now planning to serve for our Thanksgiving and their WW pt values:
Scalloped Potatoes, 1/2 cup 5 Pts
Green Bean Casserole, 1 1/2 cups 4 Pts
Roasted vegetables, 1 1/2 cups 2 Pts
Stuffing, Stove Top 1/2 cup 5 Pts
Gravy, Heinz HomeStyle, 1/2 cup 1 Pt
1 serving is 1/8 of a 9 inch pie:
Pecan Pie 14 Pts
Pumpkin Pie 11 Pts
Caramel Apple Pie 11 Pts
I figure my meal point total will be between 30 and 35 points. Of course we'll have other goodies like a cheese ball and crackers, plus some snacks when we play games later in the day. I can track that as I go.
My rule is to calculate everything ahead of time, so I can choose how to best use my points. I'm okay if I use my daily and all of my weekly points on Thanksgiving. This is NOT a day to stress over Points...but I find KNOWING helps me choose better during the holiday and feel better afterward!
Hope your Thanksgiving is full of family, food, and fun!