Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The BAD/BETTER/BEST of Foods Challenge Post # 9


BAD – regular sour cream

Topping your potato or favorite Mexican dish with regular sour cream will mean adding some undesirable calories and fat. A ¼ cup of sour cream contains 120 calories, 10 grams of fat- 70 percent of which is saturated fat - the “bad” kind that is linked to heart disease.

BETTER- fat free sour cream

Switching to fat free sour cream cuts the calories in half and drops the fat to practically zero and still retains the tangy sour cream taste.

BEST- fat free Greek yogurt

The best choice is actually substituting Greek yogurt in place of sour cream, especially as a garnish. This thick, creamy yogurt works surprisingly well in it’s place and will only add 30 calories for 1/4 cup without any fat. And it has beneficial calcium and live active cultures. Try it in my Barbeque Chicken Salad, Waldorf Chicken Salad and Super Simple Potato Salad recipes too!


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