It's been a while since I added something to my list of Kalyn's Kitchen Picks, where I share my recommendations for food or kitchen products I'd happily buy over and over. This Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread was recommended by a reader named Alan, and I'm loving it on my whole wheat toast dipped into Eggs Fried in Olive Oil. No one likes the flavor of real butter more than I do, and turning butter into an occasional indulgence was one of the hardest changes I had to make when I started cooking the South Beach Diet way. This spread made with vegetable oil and yogurt is the best-tasting butter alternative I've found. It does have water as the first ingredient, so this isn't something I'd use for sauteing food, but for spreading on toast or melting over vegetables, the flavor of this is great.
Here is the nutritional information for Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread. Most important to me in those numbers is that this spread only has 1 gram of saturated fat, and zero trans fats, cholesterol, or sugar. I don't count calories, but it has about half the calories of butter, with about half as much fat. I haven't tried using it in baking or cooking, but the Brummel & Brown site does have some recipes showing ideas.
South Beach Friendly Breads I'd Eat With This Spread:
White Whole Wheat and Oatmeal Irish Soda Bread
Agave-Sweetened 100% Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread
100% White Whole Wheat Bread with Olive Oil (not bread machine)
Bread Machine Recipe for 100% Whole Wheat Bread with Oats, Bran, and Flax Seed
Bread Machine Recipe for Whole Wheat Bread with Bulgur Wheat, Oats, Bran, and Flax Seed Meal
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All products selected for Kalyn's Kitchen Picks are things I use in my own kitchen that I would happily purchase over and over. Most products featured are items I purchase myself, but when I do (rarely) feature a product that was sent to me for review, I will always mention that I first tried the product when I received it as a sample.