Who hasn’t taken a healthy celery spear from the crudités plate and then plunged it into a vat of saturated fat (aka the accompanying dip)? Condiments and dips are huge summer fat traps, for sure, but you can sauce things up without doing damage, says Keri Gans, RD, author of The Small Change Diet. Try her suggested swaps.
Spinach hummus Save: 53 calories per 2 tablespoons
Salsa Save: 50 calories per 2 tablespoons
Horseradish mustard Save: 150 calories per 2 tablespoons
(think Thousand Island)
A homemade version: 2 1/2 teaspoons plain, low-fat Greek yogurt, 1 1/2 teaspoons water, 1 teaspoon ketchup, 1 teaspoon fat-free mayo, and a sprinkling of capersSave: 132 calories per 2 tablespoons