The sauce is the royal finish to the meal and the salad – like the cherry on top of the cake. We should not forget, however, that sauces increase the calorie content of the dish. The he althiest sauces are homemade - homemade mayonnaise, tomato puree or hummus. You can be sure that there are no additives, artificial colors and preservatives in them, and they certainly have less s alt.
Here is a sample table of some of the most commonly used sauces from the shop.
Mayonnaise – 1 tbsp – 90 kcal, 10 g fat
Pesto sauce – 1 tbsp – 75 kcal, 7 g fat
Light mayonnaise - 1 tbsp - 45 kcal, 4.5 g fat
Ketchup – 1 tbsp – 15 kcal, 2 g fat
Grain mustard with honey - 1 tbsp - 30 kcal, 0 g fat
Italian /olive oil and balsamic/ - 1 tbsp - 43 kcal, 4 g fat
Spicy mustard - 1 tbsp - 5 kcal, 0 g fat
In addition to these, try hummus diluted with lemon juice,instead of mayonnaise, strained yogurt and pureed avocado sauce, fresh tomato juice and cucumber juice. There is no information on their calorie content, but they are certainly on the low side, unless you add walnuts or other nuts to them. Chocolate butter sauce is the calorie champion of desserts.