Mayo replacement? - 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community

Food Talk And Fabulous Finds Recipes, Healthy Cooking, and General Food Topics

Thread Tools
Old 04-02-2009, 06:19 PM   #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
kelly315's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Columbus OH
Posts: 2,524

S/C/G: 290/ticker/145

Height: 5'4"

Default Mayo replacement?

Does anyone have any good ideas about what to use in place of mayo or miracle whip on sandwiches, especially tuna/chicken salad?

I've been craving something like this, and I really want to have a lower cal version.

kelly315 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 06:32 PM   #2  
newleaf123's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 2,963

S/C/G: 204.5/149/153

Height: 5'7"


For chicken salad I make a curried chicken salad that uses plain yogurt instead of mayo; it tastes really good. The thought of it on tuna, though... ick!
newleaf123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 06:47 PM   #3  
Senior Member
KDuffer's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 214

S/C/G: 215/199/180

Height: 5'8"


I like to use fat free Greek Yogurt and bit of dijon with various seasonings (i.e., celery seeds, salt, pepper, vinegar, Tabasco). I have to try newleaf's idea of putting curry powder.
KDuffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 06:53 PM   #4  
Senior Member
kaplods's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 13,383

S/C/G: SW:394/310/180

Height: 5'6"


I use Hellman's canola mayo (half the calories of regular mayos, but doesn't taste "light"). In chicken, tuna, and egg salads, I often dilute it with skim milk or low fat buttermilk. In fact, I usually start by measuring my mayo, skim(butter)milk, and seasonings (ranch dressing mix powder that I buy in bulk is one of my favorites) into the bowl. Usually a bit of brown or dijon mustard also goes in, and some grated or finely chopped onion and celery and chopped pickle or pickle relish. Only then do I add in the main ingredient (slowly, until it's the consistency I like). If I add the mayo after the protein, I tend to add to much.
kaplods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 07:54 PM   #5  
happy in her own world
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: oregon
Posts: 1,348

S/C/G: 260/260/130

Height: 5'2"


i've been using some ff or lowfat sour cream w/ some ranch dressing mix stirred in. or a bit of grainy mustard.
lizziep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 10:10 PM   #6  
Senior Member
harrismm's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: midwest
Posts: 1,344


FF Mayo=bad!!!!!! but, light mayo is good!!!And better than regular.(calories,fat)
harrismm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 10:25 PM   #7  
Takin it 1 day at a time
debbies's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 69

S/C/G: 200/165/130

Height: 5' 6"


Although I usually stay away from ingredients that I can't pronounce - I must admit - I do have a jar of Best Foods "Light" mayo in the fridge. I agree the fat free stuff is not for anyone with taste buds. And let's face it - we all wouldn't have weight issues if our taste buds didn't work.

The best foods brand light mayo - is good with Tuna - and is only 45 calories per tbs. most of the time I just have the mayo and tuna on whole wheat, but also good is some chopped apple in the mix. Sounds weird - I know, but give it a try.
debbies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 10:57 PM   #8  
Senior Member
Jacqui_D's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 4,508

S/C/G: 188/185/164

Height: 5'8"


Have you tried Miracle Whip Free? It's the one with the red cap and label instead of a blue cap and label. I have two mayos in my house because my hubby and I eat differently. His regular mayo is 100 calories for 1 tbsp. My Miracle Whip Free is 15 calories for 1 tbsp! And it tastes great! It doesn't taste "diet" at all!
Jacqui_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 11:07 PM   #9  
Senior Member
mayness's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central NY
Posts: 1,309

S/C/G: 160/160/115

Height: 5'2"


I usually use light mayo, but the other day I bought some of that Hellman's/Best Foods "Dijonaise" stuff... it's like a combination of mayo and mustard, but the calories are closer to mustard... and I bet it would be good in a chicken salad, or maybe tuna!

Actually, I have some leftover cooked chicken, I might have to try that soon.
mayness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 12:19 AM   #10  
Just Me
nelie's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 14,707

S/C/G: 364/--/182

Height: 5'6"


I don't usually use mayo but sometimes for recipes I will buy nayonaise, 10 cals per tbsp. Its not bad.
nelie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2009, 06:23 PM   #11  
Senior Member
Ursula745's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 238

S/C/G: 230/210/150

Height: 5'1"


What about soy mayonnaise? I like the nayonanaise version. I bought some Nasoya, but haven't tried it yet.
Ursula745 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 12:03 AM   #12  
~*Lupo di Autunno*~
Wolf Goddess's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On a Navy base
Posts: 325

S/C/G: 162/115/115

Height: 5'3"


I like both light Miracle Whip and mayo for various things. Just not the free versions; ff Miracle Whip is over geletanized, and ff mayo is just...wrong on so many levels.
Wolf Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2009, 04:14 AM   #13  
Constant Vigilance
BlueToBlue's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 2,818

S/C/G: 150/132/<130

Height: just under 5'4"


For chicken salad, I use FF cream cheese mixed with FF Greek Yogurt. Maybe also a little dijon mustard and fresh herbs (such as tarragon or cilantro).

For tuna salad, I've used FF Greek yogurt and dijon mustard as others have suggested. I've also used hummus and salsa (in different recipes, not at the same time). You also might try a low calorie Italian or vinaigrette dressing, mustard mixed with red wine vinegar, or guacamole. I've also used some of the flavored tuna (like Bumblebee's Tuna Sensations) without adding anything to it.
BlueToBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2009, 08:17 PM   #14  
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 1,214

S/C/G: 307.2/249.4/150.0

Height: 5 feet 4


Also for tuna, you might try tomato paste or pasta sauce?
ANOther is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2009, 08:26 PM   #15  
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


I know you didn't ask for it but I tend to like the fat-free MW in my stuff. I don't use too much of it though--and not very often anymore.
Thighs Be Gone is offline   Reply With Quote

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

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

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:55 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.