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Healthy Alternatives for butter

My nutritionist said I eat way too much butter. I need some healthy alternatives for things for rice and vegetables. Any suggestions would help. I forgot to ask her guess I was too upset because I gotta cut back on some things.

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Asked by rebock at 11:22 PM on Nov. 22, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Olive Oil.

    Answer by m-avi at 11:23 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • They sell "butter flavor" sprinkle stuff for veggies and such. I remember we used to buy it for our popcorn. They have it at the market.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 11:31 PM on Nov. 22, 2010

  • margarine

    Answer by san78 at 5:36 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Cook the stuff with chicken broth instead of water...this alone will give it tons of flavor.

    Answer by ShouldHaveLeft at 5:40 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Olive oil is better, but it's still nearly pure fat. If you are cutting the butter because of colesterol, olive oil is a great alternative. If you are cutting butter to lose fat in your diet, olive oil won't help that. To replace the fat, I agree with ShouldHaveLeft, cooking with stock is a great alternative. For things like toast, switch to spreadable fruit. On cooked veggies, switch to fresh chopped herbs with a little salt.

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 5:50 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Olive oil, coconut oil, there's a yogurt spread, I can't believe it's not butter.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 8:07 AM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • Fresh herbs and spices.
    Dill is very good, garlic, fresh ground pepper, balsamic vinegar, malt vinegar.

    Answer by QandA at 9:35 PM on Nov. 23, 2010

  • I hate the way butter wannabes taste. I eat real butter, I just eat less of it. With the exception of baking, I shave down the required amount of butter in recipes by half. I also substitute chicken broth in pasta sauces and rice mixes.

    Answer by Mousuke at 8:55 PM on Nov. 27, 2010

  • Read the book "Trick or Treat" it is all about how "healthy eating" is really making us sick. You need saturated fat in our diets just use less butter and I use olive oil in my rice

    Answer by JLWmassage at 10:20 PM on Nov. 28, 2010

  • Chicken Broth

    Answer by sstepph at 9:44 AM on Jan. 8, 2011

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