When you make a sandwich try mustard or chutney instead of regular mayonnaise. Without cutting flavour you are saving added fat and calories.
Did you know?
Condiments add finishing touches to food but some are high in fat or salt. Mayonnaise is a condiment that is used as a base for many dressings but regular mayonnaise is high in fat. A tablespoon of mayonnaise contains about 10g of fat whereas a tablespoon of the low-fat alternative contains only 3.5g fat. Mustard is a paste made from ground mustard seeds and vinegar. One of its greatest health benefits is that it provides a lot of flavour for few calories and little fat. Tomato sauce is a condiment made from cooked, pureed tomatoes and has powerful health benefits because it is rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that reduces the risk of cancer. But the Asian condiment, soy sauce, is very high in sodium. One tablespoon contains 900 mg sodium (almost half a teaspoon of salt). So if you do use soy sauce frequently switch to the low-sodium version which contains 25% to 50% less sodium. Condiments can have their rightful place at your table if you know what to use!
Have a fun filled healthy day!!!
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Hayley Cimring (RD)(SA) Registered Dietician
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