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I like to have margarine on toast and the kinds I prefer are SMART BALANCE Light @50 cals per tbsp or I Can't Believe It 's Not Butter Light @ 80 per tbsp. To help assist me in not overdoing w/ the fats,I use a large spoon or a measured tbsp.[tablespoon] to put my margarine in BEFORE I spread it on toast . This has helped me TREMENDOUSLY as I know exactly how much I have used & can count the amt of cals. on my Nutrition Tracker .If I have any unused portion of margarine ...
I keep it on the spoon refrigerated for the next usage. I have learned to cut down my fats somewhat using this method,but most importantly for me is to SEE how MUCH I am PORTIONING of my fats so I don't overdo!
Use ground turkey instead of ground beef. Mash potatoes, use fat-free milk instead of whole milk & trans-fat-free margarine instead of butter. Mash steamed cauliflower into your potatoes. Steam green beans & season with a little curry & pepper, then top with a few slivered almonds instead of butter, or do a stir fry with any combination of green beans, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, onion, snow peas, red, yellow, green peppers, baby corn and then sauté in low-sodium soy sauce with garlic. Enjoy
Smart Balance Spray is an excellent way to wean off butter and margarine on potatoes, corn, and veggies. It makes toast kind of wet, so spray one bite at a time to avoid sogginess. Watch out for some brands of butter spray that include trans fats. No partially hydrogenated oil should be listed.
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