Thursday, August 14, 2008

I can't Believe It's Not Butter...and it REALLY isnt.


Since Scott and I LOVE a good amount of butter on our food, I decided that I would try something a little bit healthier...I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. But is it REALLY better for you? Sure, it doesn't have all the wonderful calories that butter and even margarine have but I noticed something about this spread...it doesn't melt. Even on the hottest foods. That CAN'T be good for you. We had baked potatoes tonight with the fat free spread, added some lite sour cream, cheese and...Pork and Beans (I know...sick, huh? We meant to have chili, but we didn't have any. So we improvised). When I added the non-butter, it just sat there. You know how when you add a big glob of butter to a baked potato, hot pancakes, or toast, it practically melts off the food onto your plate? Well, not the spread. It just sat there. After that, I thought to myself (also saying it out loud) "that can't be good" Scott agreed. So, even though this so called wonderful item is low-cal, fat free...maybe it isn't so good for us? I don't think we will buy it again (besides, let's be honest...it isn't NEARLY as good as the real stuff)

9 comments:

JonandLo said...

Funny! and gross...all at the same time! How do you like your new job??

Kathy Lee said...

I totally grew up on margarine, but after reading all this scary stuff about how your body can't digest it...I've switched to real butter and will never go back! Who cares about the calories, I'd rather eat something that is real.

Savage fam said...

So did you realize your butter says I can't believe it's not Hitler....weird!

Lisa K said...

I totally agree, we do straight up butter because I figure the fat and calories is better than the trans fats.

We like Smart Balance too, it's made with canola oil. But you can't bake with it. So it's good for toast and stuff like that.

Shannon said...

Ok, I used to be a huge fan of ICBLINB spray...and the tube 'o butter. Seriously! I hated the smell of real butter and would NEVER use it because of how fattening it was...yeah I was a little crazy obsessive back in the day. However, after hearing everything about how bad it is for you I've opted for the next best choice...and it's better for you. Real butter - unsalted. Yup, if you're going to use anything...use that. It's so much better for you! I use only that now...plus it doesn't give you that grose butter smell. You can do anything you want with it. :)

Shannon said...

ok and I just looked back at the picture. Nice!!

James and Kaysha said...

Hi Lindsay, it is Kaysha 'stephensen', how are you doing. I love using really butter it just tastes so much better. we did use it growing up, but Ryan's wife Becka let me in on the whole butter thing a few years ago and i have been all about it ever since.

Lindsay said...

PS...I TOTALLY didn't realize the picture was Hitler! How embarrassing. That goes back to my lack of attention to detail!

Boquinha said...

Eat Butter. It's natural and healthier for you. Fake stuff is gross. I did a post about margarine being nasty and one step away from plastic a while back and it's amazing how many comments it got! Who knew it's such a hot topic!