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EXOTEC Posts: 3,327
11/16/13 4:36 P

make your own!
It's ridiculously simple.

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MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,651
11/16/13 3:34 P

I use the mayonnaise made with Olive Oil. It has fewer calories and half the fat. With no weird fake diet ingredients.

If you must have the real thing, try using half of a serving

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11/16/13 3:32 P

Vegetarian Mayo - Google recipe. They use Cashews.

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LOLEMA SparkPoints: (105,894)
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11/16/13 11:19 A

I don't like hummus, I do like yogurt and I have been wondering the same thing. Great question.

DOTTIEJANE1 SparkPoints: (161,805)
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11/16/13 10:32 A

There are some great ideas on here will try laughing cow .

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MCCC75 SparkPoints: (25,022)
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11/16/13 9:10 A

These are great suggestions -- the avocado and the laughing cow soft cheese....they have lots of different flavors and so low in calories -- haven't bought them in a long time. I will add to my list for the next time I grocery shop! I just wish the Haas avocado prices out here in Virginia weren't so high - usually $2+ per avocado....when I lived in California, they were so much cheaper. Thanks!

Edited by: MCCC75 at: 11/16/2013 (09:13)
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KKKAREN Posts: 12,149
11/16/13 9:05 A

I like avocado on my sandwiches!

LOVEXAVIE SparkPoints: (36,257)
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11/15/13 11:09 P

I was a HUGE "regular" mayo user. Over time w/ Spark, I use much less (never thought that would happen).

For tuna salad, try this: Use 1/2 your fave mayo (or maybe 1/3) and the rest fat-free cottage cheese. May sound gross, but I swear it's not! Toss in some relish, chopped celery, salt & pepper. Yum!! You don't even taste the cottage cheese (no one would know it's in there) but it's a good binder and stretches out the mayo.

Like some other posters mentioned, try spreading avocado in lieu of mayo for some things. Ditto for those laughing cow 35 cal a wedge cheeses - they work great (the chipotle had a slight kick) in lieu of mayo in a wrap or burrito. Both are excellent in terms of imparting that creamy texture.

Fat free mayo just makes me grumpy that I'm "missing out" on the regular stuff. The lite versions are better but still....

Good luck!

Edited by: LOVEXAVIE at: 11/23/2013 (17:36)
LADYCJM SparkPoints: (50,696)
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11/15/13 10:44 P

I'm not a big mayo fan but nothing else works for me in tuna salad. I've started using the Kraft light with olive oil and I think it tastes great.

I refuse to use non fat dairy products as they are NASTY!

TINA8605 SparkPoints: (70,407)
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11/15/13 8:33 P

I just don't like lite or fat free anything except milk (cause I don't use it much). I looked at the calories and fat of real mayo and decided if I was gonna use it, I had to do something. So...I mix 1/2 regular mayo and 1/2 lite mayo. It cuts the calories and fat enough and I don't compromise texture or taste.

GOALWTIN7 SparkPoints: (2,121)
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11/15/13 7:21 P

I use real mayo in the dishes you describe but use less than most as I just want the taste and not saturate my protein. I always eat my sandwiches open face as I do not like two slices of bread. One slice bread, a little real mayo and baby carrots on the side is filling and satisfying.

JBALDWIN29 Posts: 4,896
11/15/13 6:32 P

I use light ranch dressing.

YELLOWDAHLIA SparkPoints: (92,974)
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11/15/13 6:21 P

I use Kraft Mayo With Olive Oil. It only has 35 calories a tablespoon.


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MISSJANE55 SparkPoints: (42,188)
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11/15/13 5:52 P

Trader Joes has a good one

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11/15/13 5:22 P

I go with Light mayo that I water down a bit, but I recently saw a chicken salad recipe where avocado was used as the binder. I'll give that a try, as I love them.

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EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
11/11/13 9:13 A

I use EVOO or Laughing Cow Light instead of mayo for deviled eggs, egg salad or whatever cold item I am making.

I would not be concerned with using full fat mayo but some mayonnaises have hidden gluten ingredients and I am not able to eat gluten and don't take a chance. So I've substituted completely & find the taste better anyway.

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BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,393
11/10/13 5:05 P

Try a lighter mayonnaise - I find the totally fat-free ones to be rather disgusting (weird viscous texture) but some of the calorie-reduced versions aren't too bad. And then just start to use LESS. At first, your sandwich fillings may seem a little drier and less "rich" but you can add different ingredients to them to compensate i.e. finely diced celery or dill pickles or shredded carrots, all work well as an addition to tuna salad.

Or, have your salad with full fat mayo and reduce your portion size and/or skip the bread. Instead of making a sandwich, scoop it up on celery sticks. Or use half the bread as usual - toast it, top with salad open-faced style, maybe dust with some parmesan cheese and stick under the broiler for a minute.

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FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,866
11/10/13 4:43 P


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11/10/13 3:44 P

Try hummus. Whenever a make a tuna fish sandwich at home, I've swapped out the mayo in favor of hummus. You can also use hummus to thicken soups. It does give soups a very creamy texture and taste. I have also used hummus in salads and in sandwiches. a bacon lettuce, tomato and hummus sandwich is pretty yummy.

LEC358 SparkPoints: (11,126)
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11/10/13 3:27 P

I do half mayo and half plain greek yogurt and I can't tell the difference from when I use all mayo. Also for a different taste, I substitute mashed avocado for mayo in chicken and tuna salads. It doesn't work so well for deviled eggs though.

ETHELMERZ Posts: 8,668
11/10/13 3:26 P

I tried the yogurt thing too, hated it. Then I went without, but that didn't last long, and then I measured out a certain amount of light mayo, and still lost weight, so that is what we do to this day, this was years ago, while on Deal A Meal that we tried it. Mustard in tuna doesn't taste good to me, perhaps to some, it's fine though.

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
11/10/13 1:08 P


11/10/13 12:37 P

Hi guys so I get cravings for creamy mayonnaise based foods a lot ie chicken salad and devil eggs what can I use for a healthy alternative I don't like yogurt instead it tastes off to me.

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