Goodbye Mayo, I'm breaking up with you.

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gefd28

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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 14:29
I often eat a sandwich for lunch. Sandwiches (homemade) are quick and a great way for me to get some of the fiber I so desperately need. The problem is I LOVE mayo. Yes I know there is light mayo and olive oil mayo... I like real Hellmann's.

I've decided mayo is just not worth the calories (or fat) or as I look at it, 10 extra minutes of exercise per tablespoon. I'm sure mayo and I will remain friends, the kind of friend you see now and then for lunch, but just can't handle every day.

I have been using Dijon mustard, but I'm really not a huge mustard fan. Today while eating my lunch I had hummus with my lunch. I thought hmm this might be good. It was really tasty on my turkey sandwich!

What other suggestions do you all have for alternatives to mayo for sandwiches?

rrobinson

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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 14:45
I often use light sour cream or plain yogurt as a substitute for mayo.
djbabybaccho...

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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 14:47
Have you thought about fat free cream cheese? That's how I got my husband to break his mayo habit. And instead of bread (which is automatic with the mayo), we started using Flat Outs or sandwich rounds instead.

And he's the type of addict that would lick the mayo spoon ...
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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 17:03
I like guacamole on my sandwiches. Very good with turkey.
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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 17:33
I still use mayo more than I should, but I love cream cheese and avocado too Smile
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Shmeggles345

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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 17:34
What's wrong with fat-free mayo?
lmc083

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Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 18:15
Plain greek yogurt with added seasonings, hands down favorite.
Avocados
Laughing cow cheese wedges
Salsa (needs a pita or a wrap...)
gefd28

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Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 11:59
Thank you everyone! I will try a few of those.

In answer to the whats wrong with fat free mayo; 1. It does not taste like mayo. 2. Read the label on that stuff (among other things high fructose corn syrup that I avoid like the plague).
Inthisguise

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Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 12:36
I've started using the little laughing cow cheese wedges on bagels & sandwiches (http://www.thelaughingcow.com/products/light-garlic-original/ for nutrition info but @ 35 calories) because I really like something that feels creamy on my palate. It ain't perfect--I'm also a Hellmann's original devotee--but it suffices.
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rjenkins27

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Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 13:41
I think mayo should be sold as a beverage in 16 ounce bottles. Love the stuff. I guess it would have to be a squeeze bottle.

If I'm not mistaken, mayo is primarily eggs yolks and oil. The olive oil mayo is good and "healthier".

All things in moderation.

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tglenna

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Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 13:50
I also love laughing cow cheese on my sammy instead of mayo. Try the herb and garlic one. Delish!
GoHorhay

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Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 14:52
I bypass Mayo now as well. Mustard and avocado on my sandwiches. "Sweet & hot" mustard is very good.
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Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 15:53
I love to toast my sandwiches (if you're eating them at home) and I'll put either dijon mustard or garlic before I toast it (under the broiler) and I don't miss the mayo one bit. I used to be freaky about mayo.
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k8yk

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Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 16:10
This is slightly OT, but I saw someone at Subway getting Mayo AND Ranch dressing on their sub. Is that really gross or is it just me?
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Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 16:16
Lol I do Ranch and May on my subs K8, granted not on every sub I get and I don't eat subway very much anymore but I still like mayo and ranch together.

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Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 16:28
Ok, I just never saw that before! It was scaring me, lol Smile
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Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 16:32
I tend to have odd condiment habits so I might just be odd lol IE. ketchup belongs on everything except veggies. Smile

You say you want a cheeseburger but all I hear is "I need love" - a comic strip on the fridge at work.

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k8yk

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Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 16:35
Now KETCHUP and mayo- that I can get behind!
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FrostyLady

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Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 17:47
why not try pesto there are all sorts of pesto and i'm sure you'll love the taste!!
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Posted: 25 Jan 2011, 19:52
I grew up on Miracle Whip -- not sure why, but that's what my mom always used. A few years ago, I switched to Miracle Whip Free. Of course, it's mostly chemicals I think, but I don't eat very much of it. Instead I experiment with different types of mustard, relishes, and sauces -- always looking for something with that magic 3 grams of sugar or less per serving. It's not always easy, because the best tasting things often have wine or balsamic vinegar in them, and I have a sulfite allergy, so I can't eat those. If anyone has found a great sauce or relish that would fill the bill of sandwich spread sans sugar, fat and sulfites -- speak up, please.



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