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2/16/13 12:46 P

It may not be lower in calories, but the fat you're getting is not from animal products :) and nobody was kept in filthy squalor to make it :D (chickens)

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1/31/13 11:30 P

Commercial vegan mayo is made with textured soy protein, a fake food. I stay away from that.

Below is a recipe for a healthy vegan / vegetarian mayo (depending on which version you use).

I can't vouch for the taste of either type. I seldom eat mayo to begin with.

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1/31/13 8:46 P

I love Hellmanns. I mix it 50/50 with fat-free greek yogurt to save on calories.

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1/31/13 1:16 P

Kraft with olive oil is far and away my favorite.

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1/31/13 12:53 P

Veganaise is the best!

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12/9/12 8:24 P

I tried it once and saying it was nasty is being kind. I like Helmand Olive Oil Mayonaise

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12/9/12 11:27 A

Depends what kind you get. I hate nayonaise but vegenaise is great. They have a bunch of different kinds, too. I've got my dad switching to it instead of mayo and he likes it way better.

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12/9/12 10:07 A

I think vegan mayo tastes fine. I don't go out of my way to get it, as usually I use a "light" mayo from Kraft, but this cool little Co-op in my neighborhood has a deli that makes potato salad and other vegan/vegetarian things that taste amazing.

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12/9/12 9:04 A

I love it better than regular mayo. I got my mom to taste it once, and she is a mayo devotee, and she admitted that vegan mayo was good.

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12/9/12 7:39 A

You might want to try Kraft's Creamy Horseradish sauce....1 tablespoon is only 15 calories with no saturated or trans fats. It;s mayo based with a little tang...good on beef, turkey, chicken, etc.

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12/9/12 1:46 A

veganaise a brand by follow your heart is pretty good....NOT low fat though...I suppose they have low fat even.......I used to eat sandwiches with that, tomatoes and sprouts on sourdough (yummy) but since I cut out canola oil and soy...personal choice to try to avoid GMO's I stopped eating veganaise. Full fat mayo is so good anyway and you do not need globs....homemade mayo is even better. Sometimes when we run out of mayo I mix full fat greek yogurt and a grainy mustard or use hummus to put on my sandwiches

there is so many choices for your bread its really a personal preference! Maybe try and break out of the mayo box?

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12/8/12 10:29 A

I've tried vegan mayo...yuck!

I use Kraft w/Olive oil...1/2 the calories of reg. mayo.

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12/8/12 10:22 A

Hellman's Light is good. So is Hellman's Canola Oil Mayonnaise (40 calories per TBSP). It's my favorite these days - no saturated fat.

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12/8/12 7:00 A

this is really a personal taste sort of thing, so you won't know until you try. i know people that love vegan mayo, people that hate vegan mayo and people that don't notice it one way or the other. and i can think of two specific people who prefer hellman's: one loves vegan mayo and the other won't eat it.
my personal preference is for miracle whip [40 cals per Tablespoon], but that is because i prefer the tanginess of it.
you can buy vegan mayo at most major grocery store or health food stores.

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12/7/12 9:43 P

Do you really eat that much mayo that finding a lower calorie alternative is all that necessary? I usually find 1tbsp to be plenty for like a sandwich, and a full fat version of that is 90 calories. I think you'd be better off just switching to light mayo than trying to do the vegan version because like what was already mentioned, they just use other oils etc to make it vegan.

Or, you can try to find alternatives altogether. Sometimes I skip the mayo and just use dijon mustard. Hummus is also really good on sandwiches. I've also read a few folks on here mix some herbs or ranch dressing seasoning with greek yogurt and use that.

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12/7/12 7:38 P

You can find it at many health food stores.

I won't eat it though, as it is made from faux foods, but if you want it, the larger health food stores have it. Even if I seriously don't consider vegan mayo to be healthy, but whatever.

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12/7/12 7:25 P

Hellman's light is the best!

I don't care for the vegan version at all.

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12/7/12 6:59 P

It tastes really good (I love Vegenaise and I am also a regular Mayonnaise lover). However, it is not half the calories. It is still made from oil so it's the same.

I also agree that Hellmans (called Best Foods around here) light version isn't bad.

Edited by: -CORAL- at: 12/7/2012 (19:00)

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12/7/12 5:15 P

Actually, most vegan mayo is NOT lower in calories. It's just made with more oil and with emulsifiers like guar gum in place of eggs.

If you like Hellman's, try their light/reduced fat versions (NOT non-fat.) Hellman's Light gets good reviews in taste tests; it sometimes beats out other brands' regular mayo. Personally, I like Kraft with olive oil. It's not marketed as "diet" but it has about 1/2 the calories of regular.

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12/7/12 4:42 P

I love Hellman's Mayo. I hear Vegan Mayo is half the calories though. Does it taste good? Where can you buy it?

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