How many carbs in your Christmas favourites?Monday, 30 November 2020
Christmas is a season full of food which can make it difficult to keep track of and count your carbs.
Wonderful luscious summer fruit – stone fruit, cherries, mangoes and more! Plus all the treats of traditional Christmas eating – turkey stuffing, Christmas pudding, cakes and fruit mince pies. Be still my beating heart!
I personally try to keep many Christmas foods to Christmas and Boxing Days so they remain extra special, and to ensure I can enjoy them. However, many Christmas foods come in bulk – like Christmas cake – consider freezing these foods in single serve portions sizes for other social occasions.
Here’s a guide to the carb content of some Christmas time foods. I’m not suggesting you should attempt to eat all or any of these, but just in case you choose to…
|Food||Serve size||Amount of carbohydrate per serve|
|Brandy flavoured custard||¼ cup, 70g||12g|
|Candy cane||1 small, 15g||15g|
|Christmas dark fruit cake, uniced||1 slice, 90g||47g|
|Christmas light fruit cake, uniced||1 slice, 80g||43g|
|Eggnog||1 cup, 265g or 250mL||23g|
|Gingerbread man||1 average, 35g||24g|
|Mince pies||1 small pie, 60g||38g|
|Panettone||1 serve, 50g||27g|
|Pavlova, not including cream or fruit||1 serve, 13g||11g|
|Rum balls||1 ball, 24g||12g|
|Traditional Christmas pudding||100g||50g|
|Turkey stuffing||1 heaped tablespoon, 25g||6g|
|Yorkshire pudding||1, 90g||27g|
|White Christmas||1 slice, 25g||10g|
|Fruit||Serve size||Amount of carbohydrate per serve|
|Apricots||1 large, 60g||4g|
|Grapes||1 cup, 170g||26g|
|Mango||1 medium, 295g||37g|
|Nectarines||1 medium, 150g||12g|
|Peaches||1 medium, 145g||10g|
Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas, everyone!
By Dale Cooke APD