The 5 common condiments mentioned below can be responsible for adding quite a few calories to your day if you aren’t careful! Take a look…and be more aware of how much you are using on your foods! If you are tracking your caloric intake, be sure to include the condiments that you use for better accuracy and to help you in pinpointing the “little” extras that can add up quickly.
Two full squeezes or 2 full pumps from a ketchup dispenser is usually about ¼ cup. 1/4 cup ketchup = 80 calories
It takes about 4 seconds to pour 1 tablespoon of soy sauce. 1 tablespoon soy sauce = 10 calories…not bad, but it also gives you 920mg of sodium!
Half & Half
A 3-second pour from the container might add 1 tablespoon to your coffee or tea. 1 tablespoon half-and-half = 20 calories
Pancake lovers beware…with the spout fully open, you’ll easily pour 1/4 cup of syrup in about 2 seconds! 1/4 cup syrup = 210 calories
How many packets of sugar do you use in your coffee or tea? And how many cups do you drink each day? 1 packet of sugar = 11 calories, 1 teaspoon sugar = 16 calories
A typical 5-second squeeze results in about 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce. 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce = 60 calories