Although there are many varieties of mayo today, from vegan versions to ones made with healthier oils such as olive or canola, look beyond mayonnaise to other spreads—ones that provide just as much taste and a whole host of health benefits to go with it.
Here are five delicious spreads to consider come meal time.
Avocado Spread – Mash some avocado in a bowl with your favorite spices, garlic and onion, or go basic and simply spread it right out of the shell onto a piece of 100 percent whole grain bread.
Edamame Hummus Spread – How about some edamame as a dip or spread? You can buy edamame hummus at most stores or make it yourself to use in a vegetable wrap.
Black Bean Spread – There are tons of beautiful black bean spread recipes online that go well with breads, tortillas, salads, and more.
Olive Spread (Tapenade) – Use tapenade on pizza, as a topping on lentil or salmon burgers, or simply spread alone on a crusty 100 percent whole grain baguette.
Mustard – Use mustard on turkey sandwiches or mixed into canned salmon or tuna for a yummy seafood salad option.
Your sandwiches—and your body—are asking for a different choice. Now you have five healthy spreads to choose from.