Lurking calories: Condiments

Memorial Day is more than just a day to remember those who have served or died serving in our armed forces–it’s also the day many swimming pools around the country open for the season With swimsuit season just around the corner, more and more people are looking for ways to cut calories and lose a few pounds What many people don’t know, however, is that their summer barbecues have calories just lurking right around the corner, waiting to be devoured, in the form of common meat and salad condiments has a slideshow discussing the healthy and unhealthy condiments popular during the summer months The biggest thing to watch out for is portion sizes with condiments Your squirt of mayonnaise or ketchup might be two or three servings of the condiment, making calories, carbs and fat add up that much more quickly And it can be even worse with salad dressings, even those marked “light” Fortunately, there are some condiments that can add flavor and punch without adding fat and calories ‘s Elizabeth Kelly has put together a slide show of the 8 best condiments for dieters, including using tangy Greek yogurt as a substitute for sour cream or using fresh herbs and spices to add flavor to a dish Herbs often contain healthy ingredients like antioxidants, too