Friday, February 18, 2011

Gotta Have My Fat

Don't get me wrong.
I am all for being healthy.

I just really don't like low fat or fat free products.
For the most part, I think they are so nasty.

I can count on one hand the number of low fat/fat free foods I will eat.
Hormel turkey pepperoni
Wishbone light Italian salad dressing
Ruffles baked potato chips
Chobani fat free greek yogurt

I'm trying to think of something for my thumb but I believe that is all I've got.

If it's normally low in fat like oatmeal, I like it.
If it is anything that had plenty of fat and now has a lower fat variety, chances are I am going to hate it.

I try.
I really do.

I just bought some mayo because it was made with olive oil
and I thought that would be healthier.
It said reduced fat and I thought that was due to the olive oil.

Big mistake!
I broke my label reading rule.
I didn't do it.
And I paid for that.

There is so much crap in it
and it tastes sweet from added sugar.
If I wanted sweet, I would have bought Miracle Whip or other salad dressing and not mayonnaise.

Whenever fat is reduced, they always add more sugar to compensate.

It doesn't work.
Or not for me anyway.

I think from now on I will stick to my little list of approved low fat foods and avoid everything else.


  1. Low fat cheese & low fat cottage cheese tastes the same to me. A lot of people don't like cottage cheese but I cut up green onion in it and let it sit over night & it's amazing!

    But you're right...generally the labeled low fat stuff is pretty nasty. Like salad dressing...I would rather go without then eat Ranch without all the yummy fat in it!

  2. That's my thumb!
    I love cottage cheese. I didn't think of that.
    I love dipping potato chips in a big bowl. :D
    I don't care for the 1% but I can do 2% just fine.

  3. The only low fat food I got used to is 1% milk. To me, it tastes just like 2%. I like cottage cheese too, and low fat cheese doesn't taste all that bad. That's it, I'd rather cook my own stuff so I know it's low fat.

  4. I cook most of my food too. It is healthier. But there always some things I just don't make.

  5. Do you like greek yogurt?? I need to try it. Since I had my gall bladder removed, anything high in fat...or even just average in fat content does not do well with me...I've gotta get creative because I'm so much like you in terms of fat-free and low-fat alternatives!

  6. Meg, I do like greek yogurt. It is thicker and not as sweet as the regular, but it is good.

  7. A little behind in reading your posts. I tried the olive oil mayonnaise, thought it would be healthier, but I had to toss it out. Couldn't stand the flavor. I don't like reduced fat or no fat, but the light mayonnaise isn't too far off in flavor from the regular mayonnaise. Have fallen in love with the Chobani Greek yogurt, especially the pineapple one.

  8. I'm behind on everything too.
    My husband said he'd eat the mayo.
    I've never seen the pineapple. I will have to try that if I can find it.


Thanks for commenting.