The Flavour Without The Fat!!
March 9, 2007 6:36pm CST
There are fats, and there are fats. Olive oil, canola oil and others draw cheers for their heart-healthy properties. Hard margarine is hexed with the dreaded trans fats. Butter gets the thumbs-down for its saturated fat. Oh, but butter tastes so good. One way to get the butter flavour without the fat is to use butter-flavoured sprinkles. A half-teaspoon serving contains only four calories and no fat. Butter-flavored sprinkles have limited uses they pretty much work only for hot, moist foods but under the right circumstances they do make a fair substitute. (The right circumstances, as stated on the Molly McButter container, are when you're eating vegetables, pasta, potatoes, poultry, rice, eggs, popcorn or hot cereal.)
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10 Mar 07
You are well into this one Kathy, and the Heart foundation puts out heaps of literature as well as many recipes for people to use too. I have several of them, which I have collected over the years. I do love butter though and it is hard to go without it on some things, but I do try when and where I can. Often though instead of using butter I will put mustard, mayonnaise, or whatever on the bread rather than use the butter. It tastes the same but has far less calories and fat which definately helps with the weight, not to mention the cholesterol and heart. Our son only ever uses butter on toast or crumpets, if he is not having anything else that is. He refuses to eat margarine (grew up on a dairy farm is the reason) but found that when he was overseas it was often easier on the budget to do away with some things and in this case it was butter. :) Actually now you have me thinking I will have to check in the supermarket for butter-flavoured sprinkles next time I go shopping. I have never heard of them before, but then again I haven't been looking for them either, so thank you for that tip and keep them coming as I am sure that many others will take advantage of this knowledge.