Mayonnaise has no nutritional value, but it makes such a tasty, creamy addition to salads and sandwiches. What if we told you you could get the same creamy deliciousness without all the fat and calories? There are tons of homemade and store-bought condiments that you can use instead of mayo. Swapping out unhealthy ingredients for healthier substitutes is an easy, sustainable way to improve your diet. Your heart, your waistline, and even your taste buds will thank you. Here are 5 Condiments to Replace Mayo in your diet.
1. Greek yogurt
Greek yogurt is high in protein and contains gut-friendly probiotics. It makes a great addition to chicken and tuna salads, including this Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado.
Avocado is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It’s a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids and is high in fiber, potassium, and vitamin K. It’s also creamy and rich, which makes it a great substitute for mayo. Try an Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich for a protein-packed lunch.
Tahini is Mediterranean paste made from sesame seeds. It’s a good source of healthy fats. It’s often added to hummus, but also makes a good base for a salad dressing, a creamy dipping sauce, and a tasty spread for sandwiches. Try our Homemade Baked Falafel with Tangy Tahini Sauce or our Avocado Hummus.
If you want to spice up your Greek yogurt, whip up a batch of tzatziki. Tzatziki is a yogurt, garlic, and dill sauce that makes a delicious dip for fresh veggies, sauce for fish and meat, and substitute for mayo. Try our Beet Chips with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce for a healthy snack.
5. Eggless Mayo
You can make your own mayo at home–it will be much healthier than buying it. Our version is not only low-fat, but is also vegan and made with natural ingredients.