Okay folks, be honest with yourself are you overlooking the sauces and condiments n your diet?
I mean how do I have the burger with no mayo, or the fries without ketchup, what do I even use? Unfortunately, my friends I do have to say that you may of to give up some of the items totally. And work on limiting the ones you can’t live without. Fortunately, there are many alternative condiments to stock in your kitchen that are healthy and low in calories!
Mayonnaise – too high in fat
Ketchup (store bought) – too high in sugar
BBQ Sauce (store bought)
Soy sauce – high in sodium
Sugar sweeteners – obvious
Butter – try an olive oil based butter
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The 17 Best & Worst Condiments! – Dr Axe
Good alternatives (use in serving size portions)
Mustard – low calories
Apple cider vinegar
Homemade BBQ sauce
Hummus – dip & spreadable
Avocado – dip & spreadable
Pesto – dip & spreadable
Marinara – best homemade
low sodium spices
Whip up a great sauce or marinade for a Healthy Dinner by mixing up a few of these healthy ingredients together!
When you need to indulge the sweets, try a dash of cinnamon or teaspoon of honey!
Cook or bake with reasonable amounts of healthy oils, such as olive, coconut, or nut oils.
Opt for more vinegar than oils in dressings.
Use fresh ingredients for sauces, dips, and spreadables.
My personal favorites are to use avocado or hummus on sandwiches or burgers. I have had success with substituting sugar with honey. The only oil I use for cooking is olive oil, which is also great for spicing up salads, pasta, rice or vegetables.
Think Outside of the Box! There are many more flavorful options than the traditional high fat, high sugar condiments that we are used to.