Look beyond the mayo! These low-cal, low-fat condiments spice up any sandwich
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Hi I’m Cynthia Sass, prevention’s grocery guru. We all know, that mayonnaise isn’t necessarily the healthiest spread for a sandwich but no one wants a dry sandwich either. But what you choose is really important because just 100 calories a day that you can't burn off can cause you to gain 10 pounds of fat in a year. Fortunately, there are a lot of really low calorie really flavorful choices out there with sandwich spreads. One of my favorites would be hummus and you can get lots of different flavors from vegetable to dill to roasted pepper, olive and garlic. They have about 50 calories per two tablespoons and also tapenade. There’s so many different tapenades or pestos out there that make great sandwich spreads. They can have as little as 40 calories per tablespoon. You can find olive whether it be green or black, roasted pepper, sundried tomato and even mushroom tapenades out there and then finally, a good old fashioned spicy mustard, but a lot of mustards do add salt and sugar so be sure to check the ingredient list and also check the calorie level. A really healthy natural mustard should have as little as five to 10 calories per teaspoon and of course it’s so rich that a little bit goes a long way. So when it comes to a sandwich spread, look beyond the mayonnaise. I’m Cynthia Sass, prevention’s grocery guru.