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The Best (and Worst!) Condiments for Your Waistline

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By Team Best Life

You may use only a small amount of sugar in your coffee, butter on your toast, or ketchup on your burger, but those calories add up. Just how quickly? Here are the calorie counts of various condiments, organized from least calories to most, per the amount listed as a serving size on the packaging.

Warning: What you’re about to read may shock you!

Calories in Condiments:

Horseradish……………….…….0 calories per teaspoon

Lemon juice………………….….0 calories per teaspoon

Tabasco/Hot sauce……….….0 calories per tablespoon

Vinegar………………….………..0 calories per tablespoon

Mustard……………….………….5 calories per teaspoon

Salsa……………………….………10 calories per 2 tablespoons

Soy sauce……………….………..10 calories per tablespoon (Choose lite to control your sodium intake)

A1 steak sauce…………….……15 calories per tablespoon

Sweet relish ……………….……15 calories per tablespoon

Sugar……………………….……..16 calories per teaspoon

Ketchup…………………………20 calories per tablespoon

Fat-free sour cream…………30 calories per 2 tablespoons

Light mayonnaise……………35 calories per tablespoon

Miracle Whip…………………..40 calories per  tablespoon

Reduced-fat sour cream…..40 calories per 2 tablespoons

Guacamole………………….….50 calories per 2 tablespoons

Heavy cream…………….….…50 calories per tablespoon

Jelly………………………………50 calories per teaspoon

Barbecue sauce ……….……60 per 2 tablespoons

Honey…………………….……60 calories per tablespoon

Regular sour cream………60 calories per 2 tablespoons

Butter……………………..….70 calories per tablespoon

Light cream cheese………70 calories per 2 tablespoons

Fat-free milk…………..…..90 calories per cup

Regular mayonnaise…….90 calories per tablespoon 

Tartar sauce…………….….90 calories per 2 tablespoons

Regular cream cheese…..100 calories 2 tablespoons

One percent milk………….110 calories per cup

Two percent milk……….…130 per cup

Whole milk……………….….150 calories per cup

Peanut butter………….……190 calories per 2 tablespoons

Maple syrup…………….……200 calories per 4 tablespoons

Pesto…………………….………300 calories per ¼ cup

Note: We’re not necessarily recommending that you use the amounts listed—for instance, with soy sauce and butter, you can (and probably should!) use less. Also, calorie counts may vary by brand so be sure to check labels.

 

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