• Give Your Next Meal a Fresh Taste With One of These Healthy Mustard Swaps (and Giveaway)

    July 4, 2014

    This post is sponsored by French’s Yellow Mustard.

    Healthy mustard swaps? You bet! I swear they’re a lot more exciting than they sound! And just in time for the July 4th holiday!

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    When French’s reached out to me about working together and helping to promote their Yellow Mustard and Pinterest page, I was up for the challenge. Mustard is a condiment that I’ve always liked, so I wanted to write a post that featured creative ways to use it, especially when it comes to making healthy condiment swaps.

    As you know, some condiments—we’re talking mayonnaise, sour cream, and salad dressing just to name a few—are high in calories and fat (sometimes trans fats), may contain crazy-chemically ingredients, and can derail your healthy eating efforts if you’re not careful. That said, here are a bunch of healthy mustard swaps that will give your next meal a fresh and flavorful taste without adding a lot of calories or anything artificial!

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    One of the easiest ways to cut calories and fat is ditching the mayo for a more low-calorie condiment like mustard. One tablespoon of mayonnaise can have as many as 110 calories, and the same amount of French’s Yellow Mustard has 0 calories. That’s quite the difference, huh? Can’t nix the mayo all together? Try halving (or reducing by a third) the amount of mayo in a recipe and replacing with it mustard. Try this in potato salad, pasta salad, egg salad, tuna salad, on sandwiches, and more!

    Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

    Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

    Grilled Herb Veggie Sandwich

    Grilled Herbed Veggie Sandwich

    Sour Cream

    Like mayonasise, sour cream can be a calorie-bomb in certain dishes and recipes. Lighten-up by replacing part or all of the sour cream in your recipes with mustard. Try part-mustard sour cream in Mexican dishes, dipping chicken tenders in a sauce made with sour cream and mustard, or replacing some of the sour cream with mustard in your creamy, cheesy appetizer dips and sauces for a fun and tangy flavor.

    Creamy Sage Burger Topping

    Creamy Sage Burger Topping

    Salad Dressings and Marinades

    Some salad dressings on the market are downright scary—we’re talking chemically ingredients, trans fats, and loads of sugar—which means adding dressing (even the fat-free varieties!) to your salads doesn’t do you any favors. Instead, try using French’s Yellow Mustard to make flavorful homemade dressings and marinades. It’ll bring wholesome goodness and a fresh, tangy taste to your meals! Check out the especially delicious recipes below. Yum!

    Tropical Shrimp & Mango Kabobs

    Tropical Shrimp & Mango Kabobs

    Vietnamese-Style Pork Sandwich

    Vietnamese Pork Sandwich

    Tangy Mustard Marinated Steaks

    Tangy Mustard Marinated Steaks

    Barbecue Sauce

    Barbecue sauce is another condiment that is typically loaded with calories and sugar. Try replacing some of the barbecue sauce in your recipes with Yellow Mustard for a new and improved barbecue flavor! It’ll lighten up your dish and add a more complex flavor. Be sure to try this barbecue-mustard flavor combination. I bet you’ll love it!

    Sweet & Smokey BBQ Ribs

    Sweet & Smoky BBQ Ribs

    Super Juicy Chicken

    Super Juicy Chicken

    For even more recipes, check out French’s on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/frenchsfoods/. Follow for delicious summer recipes, backyard BBQ ideas, kitchen hacks, cooking tips, and all things mustard! Additionally, be sure to check out the #NaturallyAmazing hashtag!

    Giveaway time! Here’s your chance to win a gift basket from French’s! Here’s what it includes:

    • 1 wood crate
    • 3 14 oz. bottles of French’s Yellow Mustard
    • 2 burlap bags
    • 5 coupons for $3 off a French’s Yellow Mustard purchase
    • 1 8 oz. mason jar
    • 1,000 Yellow Mustard Seeds
    • Recipe cards featuring 10 French’s Yellow Mustard recipes

    French's Gift Basket

    To enter: Just leave a comment on this post about your favorite way to eat mustard. I’ll randomly pick a winner on Monday morning.

    Good luck!

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    { 3 comments… read them below or add one }

    Lauren July 9, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I put mustard on everything! I especially love using mustard on veggies.


    Heather @fitncookies July 13, 2014 at 9:57 am

    On a hot dog!


    Neena July 13, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    On a burger!


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