Breakstone brand, half cup has 60 calories, 0 fat, and 12 grams of protein. I've eaten it as a dip for Italian Herb crackers, and today I used it as a side. Added half a banana, a few pecans and a tiny drizzle of caramel sauce. Delish. Have plans to make cottage cheese pancakes, which I have previously posted including recipe.
A week or so ago I bought a quart jar of l gram per tablespoon mayonnaise--big disappointment. BUT. I did find a good use for it. Used it in a broccoli slaw recipe I made up last night.
Here's the method:
Half a bag of cabbage slaw mix. Half a head of broccoli, prepped and sliced in longish pieces, including the flowerettes, plus some diced sweet onion. Dressed with this:
- Equal parts of: fat free yogurt, almost fat free mayo, and full fat mayo
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Dill weed (dried)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Even the husband, who despises fat free foods (eats a ton of fat and has perfect cholesterol without meds) enjoyed it.
The take away here? Things change. Products change. Your taste buds change. Maybe it's time for you to give fat free products a chance. Not because fat is bad for you, but so that there is room for the good fat in your diet.
Note: I have often used equal parts of full fat yogurt and full fat mayonnaise with good results. The fat yield is still pretty high though. The use of fat free yogurt and fat free mayo to replace 2/3 of the full fat mayo is a lower fat option. For comparison:
- full fat mayo= 12 grams fat per T (100% fat)
- 1/2 full + 1/2 fat free= 6 per T (50% fat)
- 1/3 full +1/3 fat free + 1/3 fat free yogurt= 4 per T (33.3 fat)