Simple BBQ Swaps
- Mayo to vinegar
WHY: Not just about the calories & fat! Vinegar is a super food. It helps keep food in your stomach longer so you stay full longer & have steadier blood sugars.
- BBQ sauce to dry BBQ rub
WHY: Rub has no sugar, but all of the flavor. There’s so much sugar in BBQ sauce, in fact 1/2 of it is sugar.
[2 tablespoons BBQ sauce = 12 grams sugar or 1 tablespoon sugar]
- Butter to lemon & pepper
WHY: Not just about the calories & fat! Pepper is a superfood spice with high antioxidant levels & lemon brightens food so you don’t need to add as much salt.
- Sour cream dip to Greek yogurt dip
WHY: Greek yogurt has 3X more protein & probiotics (good bacteria for digestion & immunity)
[Per 2 tablespoons…sour cream: 60 calories, 1g protein VS Greek yogurt: 23 calories, 3g protein]
- Traditional lemonade to coconut water w/ lemon
WHY: Half the calories and no added sugar. Traditional lemonade has a whopping 7 teaspoons of added sugar (over a day’s worth!) in just 8 ounces.
[lemonade: 110 calories, 27g added sugar VS coconut lemonade: 45 calories, 0g added sugar]