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kurlichick

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Posted: 12 Jan 2011, 19:19
Does anyone have a suggestion on which butter substitute works best for grilled sandwiches????
FrostyLady

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Posted: 12 Jan 2011, 19:33
Is there a specific reason for you to want to substitute??? Butter is your healthiest choice.
Hoser

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Posted: 12 Jan 2011, 19:39
I second what FrostyLady says.
kurlichick

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Posted: 12 Jan 2011, 19:54
I guess when I saw the fat grams and how quickly my fat intake went way up that it might benefit me to look for a healthy alternative?? What is your opinion on butter?
FrostyLady

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Posted: 12 Jan 2011, 19:59
well it is all natural. The list of ingredients is much shorter than all the other stuff. The only other option you could try is to brush outer side of your sandwiches with olive oil(if heat used to cook is not too high), wont reduce fat intake but they are good fats.
Canajun

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Posted: 12 Jan 2011, 20:03
I agree with using real butter.

I also love spreading guacamole or hummus on sandwiches.


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kurlichick

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Posted: 12 Jan 2011, 20:06
Thanks for your suggestion, I appreciate the quick response. I have heard that butter is better than margarine. Although I have also heard other health experts recommend Benecol or Smart Balance. I just wasn't sure if they can hold up w/cooking. Alot of those spreads just make the bread soggy Sad
Hoser

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Posted: 12 Jan 2011, 20:08
A grilled cheese sandwich is basically a device for consuming tasty fats. Honestly, I'm left scratching my head at the idea of a lowfat grilled cheese.
kurlichick

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Posted: 12 Jan 2011, 20:09
I love guacamole too! I have made grilled cheese and avocado sandwiches a few times. Love them. My other comfort food isf the Elvis Presley sandwich. Skippy Natural Peanut Butter, Banana and honey on whole grain bread then grilled. Sooo good!!!
healsdata

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Posted: 12 Jan 2011, 22:06
Healthy alternatives to butter? Bacon grease, lard and coconut oil. All work really well for frying and will give your sandwiches a unique taste.

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redhaiku

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Posted: 12 Jan 2011, 22:38
I use the toaster oven. No butter or anything.
pc-fella

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Posted: 03 Jul 2011, 15:11
Surely Olivio would be good, made from Olives
greerp

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Posted: 03 Jul 2011, 16:44
My butter substitute is butter.
Jon.D

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Posted: 05 Jul 2011, 00:43
I can't believe its not butter has a 0 calorie spray.
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Souldeep

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Posted: 05 Jul 2011, 05:11
I agree - thats impossible. That means you can squirt the spray into the pan infinate times and it would still be no calories.

I think its more likely it 0.9 or something and they can say 0 calories becuase its a wholenumber!
mdep1229

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Posted: 05 Jul 2011, 07:58
Two slices of cheddar has about 20 grams of fat. Half a tablespoon of butter has about 6 grams of fat. So it comes down to 20 vs. 26 grams of fat. I say if you want to eat a grilled cheese, have it with real butter, just don't do it all the time and plan the rest of your food accordingly.

Maybe this is just me, very often if I eat the real thing, it makes me satisfied and takes away the craving for weeks (or sometimes months). If I try to mess with substitutes, it never "hits the spot".
Losin25

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Posted: 05 Jul 2011, 16:54
You can also use Pam sprays (Or something like that) for grilling sammiches. Just do a light spray on both sides of your bread. NEVER as good as real butter...

I have one of those Pampered Chef spray bottles filled with olive oil. Just as good.
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hkaruga

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Posted: 06 Jul 2011, 04:49
I with the first two posters, butter is the natural choice...plus it is delicious.
nolechick

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Posted: 06 Jul 2011, 06:46
They also make whipped butter in tubs, that is my "go-to" spread now. The air incorporated into it lessens the calorie load a little. Thanks for reminding me I need to get another PC spray bottle, Losin25. I used to have one but I lost it (or it grew legs...). Wink
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Cynthia W

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Posted: 06 Jul 2011, 06:56
When making grilled cheese I use Butter Pam. Works great. Smile



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