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The most calorific Christmas dinners revealed!

Vegetarian Wellington & traditional Christmas dinner contains most calories, with the Vegan nut roast containing less BUT you’ll have to give up your pigs in blankets!

Could you say goodbye to your pigs in blankets?

OK the classic Christmas feast is one of the most looked-forward to events of the year however not all have the same meat-filled platter, with new research by Waitrose stating one in 8 of us are now Veggie or Vegan, but which dinner is the healthiest and who’s is the worst?

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New research from onbuy.com has shown the classic dinner (which consists of ‘main’, roast potatoes, stuffing, carrots, parsnips, Brussel sprouts, a Yorkshire pudding, cranberry sauce, gravy. And pigs in blankets) contained 1037kcal.

However based on the research, the Vegetarian Wellington alternative dinner (minus the pigs in blankets) contained a staggering 1080.29 calories, making this the most calorific.

The Vegan Nut Roast dinner came out on top with the least calories (954.32) with a difference of 83.15kcal between that and the traditional Christmas dinner however this did not include any alternative for Pigs in Blankets so if we take away the traditional bacon covered sausages from the traditional dinner this makes it MORE healthier than the others as it contains just over 871kcal.

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The nutritional information for a traditional turkey dinner and the alternatives were calculated by collating the calories, fat, saturates, sugar and salt content of each component of a traditional dinner from four leading supermarkets: Tesco, Sainsburys, Waitrose and M&S.

Would meat lovers be willing to pay the price of giving up those tiny sausages of loveliness? one thing’s for sure this new information has just made us crave our feast even more.

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