When we decided to revamp our diets this was a glaringly obvious place to start when it came to examining my own eating habits. Condiments can add on a ton of calories, sugar, sodium and fat. I took a peek in our fridge and the numbers are staggering! (all stats are for one tablespoon...but let's be honest: who actually only uses one tablespoon?!)
Ketchup = 20 calories
Horseradish Sauce = 60 calories!
Light Mayo = 50 calories
Reduced Sodium Soy = 20 calories (but still 19% of your daily sodium!)
Vidalia Poppy Seed Dressing = 55 calories
Sweet Vinegar and Oil Dressing = 35 calories (but 17 grams of sugar!)
Pub Mustard = 30 calories
BBQ Sauce = 35 calories
Parmesan Cheese = 20 calories
Maple Syrup = 50 caloriesAs a mentioned, there is no way I actually consume one tablespoon of any condiment in a single sitting. Except the soy sauce, I only use that for cooking not for dumping right on to my food as it moves towards my mouth. I decided that this would be a good place to start cutting back. Enter: CONDIMENT FISH!
Condiment Fish can comfortably hold 1 tablespoon of liquid or gelatinous saucy condiment such as ketchup. One must follow the rules when using Condiment Fish, they include but are not limited to, no overfilling or making a skyscraper of sauce, always being able to see his eye and no refills!
So Condiment Fish and I are embarking on a journey to reduce my extreme calorie intake when it comes to covering my food in yummy condiments. Hopefully Condiment Fish will make it more fun because let me tell you, I really wanted more honey roasted bbq sauce (1 tablespoon = 60 calories!) for my chicken tonight...but then I saw Condiment Fish staring at me. He's so judgemental. Damn it.