3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

margarine or EVOO

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-04-2009, 12:01 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
crzymom6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: North east Ohio
Posts: 122

S/C/G: 225/194/125

Height: 5'7

Default margarine or EVOO

Which is better for sauteing vegetables?
crzymom6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 12:11 PM   #2
Larry's Angel
 
JerseyGyrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NW New Jersey But, My Heart's In Pittsburgh!! GO STEELERS & PENGUINS!!!
Posts: 3,043

S/C/G: 245/143/145

Default

I use 1 Tbsp BUTTER & 1 Tbsp EVOO...NO MARGARINE!
__________________
Start Each Day With A Grateful Heart






Still Going Strong On Atkins Since April 13, 2004


Before & After Pics: http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2.../Kimatlake.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...1/IMG_0403.jpg
JerseyGyrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 12:14 PM   #3
Resident Pixie
 
Onederchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 14,659

S/C/G: Pant Size - 28/12/8

Height: 5'2"

Default

I ♥ butter
__________________
Stopped smoking October 21, 2008
Made it to Onederland July 16, 2009


Transformation in Pictures

My Facebook


Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Disclaimer: I am not a registered dietitian, nutritionist, any kind of health professional or fitness expert...I'm just a woman who's lost 161.5 pounds so far with a lot of hard work.
Onederchic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 12:16 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Thighs Be Gone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,629

S/C/G: HW/232 SW 215/ CW 133/GW 120's

Height: 5.7 and 1/2

Default

I know you didn't ask about it but I really like fat-free cooking spray. Otherwise, I use olive oil.
Thighs Be Gone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 12:22 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
crzymom6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: North east Ohio
Posts: 122

S/C/G: 225/194/125

Height: 5'7

Default

Thank you! I was leaning towards the EVOO, but doubted at the last minute. Glad to know I was right.

I've never tried the cooking spray before with vegi's, I might give that a try.
crzymom6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 12:35 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Lyn2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2,416

S/C/G: 278/see ticker/168

Height: 5'6"

Default

When I sautee "soft" veggies like spinach I use cooking spray. If I am sauteeing something that takes a little more time, I actually start it off by steaming in the saute pan with just a bit of water. Once the veggies are almost soft, and the water has evaporated I spray with cooking spray and finish them.

Otherwise, EVOO is so much healthier it isn't even funny,
But if you like the buttery taste, go with half butter, half EVOO.
__________________
Lyn
Lost 103 pounds, regained 60+, taking it off again.
My Blog:
www.escapefromobesity.net
*Never Give Up!*
Lyn2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 01:13 PM   #7
Just Yr Everyday Chick
 
JayEll's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,085

S/C/G: Lost 50 lbs, regained some

Height: 5'3"

Default

If it's either/or, I go with EVOO. I don't use margarine for anything.

Jay
__________________
"My religion is kindness." --His Holiness the Dalai Lama

JayEll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 01:15 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Thighs Be Gone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,629

S/C/G: HW/232 SW 215/ CW 133/GW 120's

Height: 5.7 and 1/2

Default

I never used cooking spray for anything at all. Last year I discovered the generic butter flavor and really liked it--you can use it on almost anything for instant butter flavor. I am all about whole foods but this is one of my justifiable cheats.
Thighs Be Gone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 01:38 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
WildThings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Pickerington, Ohio
Posts: 721

S/C/G: 265/211/130

Height: 5'6"

Default

Margarine is barely even a food product, so I use EVOO for everything. Another good oil for sauteeing is Grapeseed oil. Another healthy oil that have a high smoke temperature and no flavor. I don't have a problem with butter either, I am just not supposed to eat dairy.
__________________
Amanda

It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
James Gordon



My progress pictures

Last edited by WildThings : 10-04-2009 at 01:38 PM.
WildThings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 01:41 PM   #10
Member
 
Lots2Lose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 62

S/C/G: 228/178/164

Height: 5'8"

Default

EVOO here too!
Lots2Lose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 01:51 PM   #11
Renaissance Woman
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: California, USA
Posts: 2,590

S/C/G: 363/306/185

Height: 5'10.5"

Default

You can also use a little chicken broth. It adds a little flavor. Sometimes I will steam with chicken broth and then add a teaspoon of room temperature butter to finish a sauce after I turn off the heat.

Never EVER with the margarine.

But I'm an EVOO girl from way back!
__________________
Georgia




Last edited by geoblewis : 10-04-2009 at 01:52 PM.
geoblewis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 03:39 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
ringmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,326

S/C/G: 198/155/140

Height: 5'9"

Default

glad everyone agrees no margarine! lol, seriously, it's not good for you at all. atleast butter has some vitamins in it. EVOO is even better.
ringmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 06:24 PM   #13
Former Quitter
 
GirlyGirlSebas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 5,500

S/C/G: 310/310/180

Height: 5'7

Default

I'd go with the healthy qualities of EVOO. Butter is a solid. Solid fat's are not the best options for you.
__________________
- Rhonda

"Live the life you've always imagined." Henry David Thoreau


GirlyGirlSebas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 08:52 PM   #14
if only she'd lose weight
 
SuchAPrettyFace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Midwest, USA
Posts: 3,250

S/C/G: 360/see ticker/180

Height: 5'7

Default

I've been buying olive oil in a spray bottle. It's a little less than $4. Best investment ever.
__________________




"It's never too late to be what you might have been." -George Eliot
SuchAPrettyFace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 09:23 PM   #15
3 + years maintaining
 
rockinrobin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 12,070

S/C/G: 287/120's

Height: 5 foot nuthin'

Default

Ooooh definitely NOT margarine. One of the worst fats you can put down your throat. That should be your last choice. For anything. Always.

For veggies, I use olive or canola oil or cooking spray.

I just started doing something interesting. I put a dollop of oil in a saute pan and spread it with a pastry brush so that the whole pan gets coated. I do the same when I'm roasting veggies. I put the oil on the roasting tray and spread it with the brush. I get great overall coverage that way and have cut back on the cooking spray due to it.
rockinrobin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:15 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2