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Okay, I admit it.  I really like mayo.  On sandwiches, in salads (tuna, chicken ,pasta . . . )  Love it.  Don't love . . . in fact, hate . . . "low-fat", "light", or any other version of fake mayo.  Can't stomach it.

So, any ideas for something else I can use in my tuna salad, etc. ?  Would something yogurt- or sour cream- based ('cause I do like fat-free sour cream, go figure) be workable?
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I recently discovered that cottage cheese mixed with tuna fish tastes delicious. It is much better for you than Mayo... maybe that will help?
Whipped fat free cottage cheese and fat free sour cream?

My wife is in love with this:

1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese, 1/2 tsp pureed chipotle peppers, pinch of salt, ground cumin, ancho (or chili powder) and cilantro

It has the about the right thickness and weight for mayo and is 80 calories.

I'll in put it later if I can get chipotle in to the system.
I used to love the real mayo too, and despised Miracle Whip and its counterparts.  Haven't had mayo for about a year, though, because I know it's pretty bad for you.

I love tuna, though, and instead of using mayo I use hummus.  It's delicious & much more nutritious - one of my fav's is Tribe Roasted Eggplant.  Only 35 cals for a serving, 2 tbsp.  They have MANY variations, though.  Most run about 50 cals/serving.  Yummmm
The only one I can find and actually like is the veggie alternative, Nayonaise. It has 35 calories a serving and tastes remarkably similar. Here's the site for more info: al.html
CS i like nayonaise too.  I was skeptical, i had veggie cream cheese that almost made me barf, but nayonaise is decent.  i mix it with little mustard for tuna

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I love dijonnaise. It's a bit tangier than mayo, so not a true substitute, but it's very low-cal :) Or at least compared to mayo! 87 calories per 100g, and one serving is only, what, 15g? Or less?
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I'm with you, Fae.  Dijonnaise is yummy and creamy.  A great substitute if you are also a big fan of mustard. 
and what's wrong with mayo?

here's the ingredient list for Spectrum organic mayo: Expeller Pressed Organic Soybean Oil, Pasteurized Organic Whole Eggs, Water, Organic Honey, Organic White Vinegar, Sea Salt, Organic Mustard Flour, Organic Lemon Juice Concentrate

there's nothing bad in that list (unless you're trying to avoid soy).

yes, one tablespoon is 100 cals from fat (but only 2gm of that is saturated). But one tablespoon of mayo goes a long way.  I say use the real stuff.
i use hellmans canola mayonnaise. so that the fats im eating arent necessarily evil. ive been eating mayo everday since july lol and ive still over 35 pounds lighter haha as long as u have it in moderation i think its ok
I also love mayonnaise, but have found something that *really* works with tuna - LOW FAT SOUR CREAM!  It has a similar texture to mayo (unlike cottage cheese), and still gives some flavour.  It is usually only about 15-30 calories per tbsp, depending on the brand.

Try it!
I use fat free sour cream instead of the yukky low fat mayo. It's pretty good with tuna but I add onion & black pepper to flavor it up some. FF sour cream is really good heated up with some chicken or turkey and mushrooms in it...served over a baked tater or noodles...Mmmmm...:-)
You can use real mayo if you want. Just use a teaspoon instead of a full tablespoon.
Thanks, all!  To those who asked, I want to replace the mayo because of all the fat -- I've had no success limiting myself to smaller portions, and If I can find an alternative I like, I'd rather "spend" my points/calories on other foods. 

I do love fat-free sour cream, so I'm going to try that, along with some of the other ideas  . . .dijoinaisse sounds really yummy for an egg salad!  And I did buy some low-fat cottage cheese.  I've always just thought "yuck!"  about cottage cheese, but I am committed to at least trying it . . .
david, I understand "spending your calories" elsewhere.

try blending (as in, in the blender) 50% nonfat plain yogurt with 50% low fat cottage cheese and add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. It has more body than the yogurt on its own.

and I know it sounds weird, but mfchill's idea of the chipotle? seriously, works great with tuna salad (if you like spicy stuff!). I used to make mine with nonfat yogurt and chipotle. yum.
Try mashing an avocado, adding about 1 tablespoon salsa, a splash of lemon juice and some taco seasoning .... mix it together and you have make-shift guacamole! It's alot lower in fat and calories than regular mayo and tastes great on all sorts of sandwiches, tuna salad ... whatever! If you want it a bit creamier, you can add a tablespoon of low-fat sour cream or yogurt to it. Nice!
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Theres nothing like the real homemade thing... applying less would be your best option. I remember when my mom bought that Miracle Whip Light, I hated it, it smelled like rotten eggs, I just couldn't eat it. Then one day I was using egg whites in something, and had some yolks leftover. I whipped up some mayo, and I've just used homemade ever since.. You really can't beat it. Especially the kind made with lime juice.
I like to substitute Tzatziki.  The garlic in it mixes well with many things.  Its still got fat in it, but yogurt is supposedly better for you than mayo?  It has good protein.  I find this is one of the few ways I like yogurt, but it tastes awesome. ~ Lost Artist

Serving Size 100 grams (100.0 g)
(About 1/2 cup) Amount Per Serving Calories 54   Total Fat 0.4g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 2mg Total Carbohydrates 8.6g Dietary Fiber 0.8g Protein 4.0g
If you can find it - low fat creamy italian dressing.  I used to use it all the time in place of mayo for my tuna salad.  I used to be able to find it quite frequently back in Massachusetts - have not been able to find it at ALL in Oklahoma.  :: sigh ::

I hear ya on the whole thing about 'real' mayo - I prefer the 'real' over the diet versions as well, however I recently started using the 'light' Hellmann's Mayo over the 'regular' Hellmann's Mayo and I have not been able to taste any difference - and I'm a mayo fanatic!
If you really want to cut down in the fat, tuna with a squirt of lemon juice isn't bad.  I also use lemon juice as a salad dressing sometimes.  It's good stuff.
TryTofu Aioli

one 12.3 oz. box of silken tofu (I used Mori-Nu low fat) 1/4 c. roasted garlic (I just put a couple of heads of unpeeled cloves in a Pam-sprayed skillet w/ a glug of white wine, salt & pepper, then put a lid on and let them braise over low heat til soft, then squeezed them out of their peels . . . one could use broth or water instead of wine) 2 T. light miso juice of 2 lemons 2 T. capers 4 t. nutritional yeast (I really love nutritional yeast, so I increased this to 4 T. for a richer flavor, and I must say, I recommend it!) 1 t. salt, or to taste (optional, since the miso and capers are salty) 2 T. water

Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth and creamy. If it's too thick, add just enough water to get the mixture moving through the blades. It's not supposed to be runny, but more like mayonnaise. This makes roughly 1 1/2 to 2 cups. Let it stand (refrigerated) for a couple of hours to let the flavors blend. You can easily double this recipe. Use as a dip for raw vegetables or spread it on crusty bread or (the best!!!) dollop it on roasted baby red bliss potatoes. mmm!
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