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Sugar Detox Day 5: Cut Out Condiements

Posted by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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Ketchup seems innocent enough -- it IS made out of tomatoes, right? -- but did you know that 1 tablespoon of ketchup contains 3 grams of sugar? And nobody eats just 1 tablespoon of that stuff! Some other eye-openers:

  • BBQ sauce: 2 tablespoons = 9 grams of sugar
  • Sweet pickle relish: 1 tablespoon = 4 grams of sugar
  • Strawberry Jam: 1 tablespoon = 12 grams of sugar
  • Pancake syrup: ¼ cup = 32 grams of sugar
  • Marinara sauce: ½ cup = 11 grams of sugar

Try flavoring foods with herbs and spices instead of adding sauces. Make your own salad dressing with lemon juice and olive oil, and your own simple tomato sauce with chopped onions and garlic, canned diced tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper, and whatever herbs you like such as basil, rosemary, or parsley. Use fresh sliced berries to top pancakes, and dip fries (home baked, of course!) in vinegar or mayo mixed with garlic and herbs -- YUM!

What condiments do you use most often? What are your ideas for replacements? Please share your suggestions!

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mama2b100808
by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 10:27 AM
I usually use mayo fat free and mustard but very little.
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mp3mom
by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 10:27 AM

I use mayo... and it looks like the good ones listed ;)

StephanAndCoral
by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 10:27 AM

wow that is an eye opener I have to work on this. 

britniwheeler
by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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LOL I got this one! I already eat everything plain. 

letstalk747
by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 10:28 AM

 condiments are the easiest for me to give up

GAmom373
by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 10:30 AM

I don't like ketchup no problem there.  I didn't know about marinara sauce.  

I use mustard or fat free mayo.  I need to check out the sugar in it. I love BBQ sauce, maybe find a way to make my own with less sugar.  I dont' use it very often only when DH smokes a pork roast.


ballerina.2006
by Bronze Member on Jun. 4, 2012 at 10:30 AM
I use mainly mustard since it doesnt have as many additives. I think mine is 3-4 ingredients and my ketchup was 12+. We also like to make homemade pico de gallo and salsa to flavor foods!
britniwheeler
by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 10:31 AM

LOL I got this one! I already eat everything plain. 

workinm0mmy
by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 10:34 AM
I use mustard. Then on waffles we use a little light cool whip.
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othermom
by on Jun. 4, 2012 at 10:35 AM

I use ketchup most, no idea what to exchange it with

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