Wednesday, April 04, 2012
I made a Tequila Berry salad for our TOPS installation of officers meeting and pot luck dinner tonight. It has lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, green onions, and bacon. The dressing was made with mayo, parmesan cheese, and sugar.
I'm always looking for ways to give recipes a makeover and lighten them up so I made it with light mayo and lean turkey bacon. I used the recipe calculator to figure the difference between the regular and light versions of the recipe, 205 vs 121 per serving respectively. What a difference a couple of small changes can make.
People tend to have preconceived notions about how something will taste if they know it is light, reduced fat, or lower calorie, like it's not going to taste good or something. I think it has a lot to do with our attitude toward food. We need to be open to trying new things. I heard a lot of comments from people who liked it. I didn't tell anyone that I made it with light mayo and lean turkey bacon until after dinner. They were rather surprised and impressed when they learned that it was a lighter version. I won't be able to get away with that trick again. Next time they will be suspicious.