Low-Calorie Faux Butter Recipe

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If you’re like us and many of our clients, you’d rather save your calories for chocolate or a decadent treat rather than artery-clogging butter. That’s why this faux, healthy, nutrient-rich “butter” is perfect for slashing calories. At just 34 nutrient-rich calories per serving, you don’t have to put your waistline in jeopardy, even if you go overboard!

We love to eat this on toast instead of butter, as a spread on a sandwich, mixed in with scrambled eggs, over pasta, and so many other ways! Occasionally we’ll even use a fancy oil, such as macadamia nut oil, for a nuttier flavor.  Other modifications include adding a squirt of lemon juice or spices such as parsley and oregano.  There are endless variations, so don’t be afraid to get creative.

Faux Butter Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 medium summer squash, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions

In a frying pan, saute the onions on high heat until translucent.  Add the garlic and continue cooking for about 1-2 minutes, or until the garlic is aromatic.

Reduce heat to medium or medium-high.  Add the squash.  Cook for about 15 minutes, or until a consistency you can spread.

Enjoy!

 

Nutrition Per Serving (approximately 2 Tbsp): Calories: 34; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 6 mg; Total Carbohydrates: 2g; Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 1g

 

 

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