Healthy Substitutes for Mayo

I’ve been eating healthy since November 2009 when I first started my fitness journey.  Since changing my eating habits, I’m constantly in search of healthier ways to enjoy the foods I love.   Here are some substitutes for mayo I’ve made that help me stay fit and healthy while enjoying my favorite foods.

Plain Yogurt – When making tuna, chicken or shrimp salad, use 1 part low fat mayo and 1 part fat free plain yogurt. You still get the taste and creaminess of mayo with half the fat and calories.

Hummus –  I’ve grown to love hummus and experiment with all the different varieties on the market.  Hummus is made from chickpeas which are high in fiber and protein and is a tasty and healthy alternative to mayo.  It’s become a staple in my diet in place of mayo for sandwiches, wraps and bagels, and as a healthy dip for raw veggies or whole grain crackers.

Make your own hummus:

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. tahini
  • Salt to taste

Put first four ingredients in a food processor or blender and mix until chickpeas are mashed. Then add tahini and mix again for about a minute.  Spread and enjoy!

For more information on the health benefits of hummus, check out the WebMD article  Hummus:  How Healthy Is It?

Written by MaShelle Dean
Hey Fam! I'm MaShelle, your Fit & Fabulous Coach. I'm an AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor and lifestyle blogger living in Atlanta with my husbae, Ron. The Jiggle Free Zone is the place to come for fitness inspiration, product reviews, and workout proof hair tutorials. Be sure to sign up for the Fit & Fab newsletter so you never miss my tips on living a #fitandfabulous life!