Your Super Bowl Party has come and gone and maybe you're over the fatty, high-cal dips! Let me introduce you to your new BFF: Salsa!
You can save a lot of calories and fat–and add a lot of flavor (not only at your next "soiree" but every day)–by using salsa in place of mayonnaise, sour cream, butter, and other fatty foods:
- Instead of pouring dressing on your salad, mix a tablespoon or 2 of salsa in your lettuce.
- Use it on baked potatoes in place of butter or sour cream.
- Mix it with canned tuna, and you won't need mayo. (Hat tip to Tracy Sipe, my massage therapist, for that great idea.)
- Mix salsa with avocados to make your own healthy guacamole (no sour cream and mayo like some restaurants do!) Remember, avocado is one of the "good" and essential fats, which must be provided in the diet because the body cannot produce it.
- Spread it on sandwiches in place of mayo.
Salsa has absolutely no fat, lots of flavor, and very few calories. Compare the calorie count for 2 tablespoons of each of these:
Mayonnaise: 180 calories
Ranch dressing: 200 calories
Salsa: 10-25 calories
So give it a try, and if you come up with other recipe substitutes for salsa, let me know in a comment.
Want more great recipes? Soon I'll post the fantastic treat I make myself after most workouts. You will love it!
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UPDATE: Someone asked me if you need to make your own salsa. No, the kind you buy in the store is great–and a lot more convenient than making your own. Look for jars or the fresh-made kind in the veggie department. Enjoy!