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58. Try lowfat or fatfree tub margarines. Typically, lowfat tub margarine has only 2 grams of fat and just 20 calories per tablespoon, and nearly no heart damaging trans fat. Standard stick margarine has 11 grams of fat and 100 calories per tablespoon, plus lots of trans fat.
Makes me wonder...I don't do margarine any more - remember when it was the rage. I have heard of mixing equal parts butter and olive oil then storing in the frig. I have contemplated trying it in the future. It would not be lower in calories but might be "healthier" and tasty, too.
I don't use or care for margarine for long time. I like toasted bread, good bread, without spread for breakfast with veggie omelette. When I use a bit on things I use butter. I eat veggies w just salt and pepper and sandwiches with just dry toasted bread most of the time. I do like olive oil. I spray a bit on air popped popcorn and sprinkle w seasoning salt.
I have in the past added a bit of butter to airpopped popcorn in addition to olive oil spŕay and seasoning salt. The two do work together fine. Never tried mixing in a bowl. Works for pancakes too.
Often when cooking, a recipe will call for olive oil & butter for a saute. I have cut down tremendously on butter but do use it on occasion. I don't use margarine, and don't plan to. I do use a lot of olive oil in cooking and have used it as a substitute for butter whenever possible. Love it.