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I love sandwiches! But even for someone as voracious of an eater as me, the thought of all the mayonnaise in a sandwich spread or dressing is pretty much unpleasant… and that says a lot coming from someone who doesn’t even count calories. Well, what’s wrong with mayo? An article from The Huffington Post  shares, “…the white stuff is loaded with fat, calories and salt. One tablespoon provides roughly 94 calories; 10 grams of fat; and no protein, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron or calcium.”  Pretty unappetizing, huh? Good thing there’s an excellent substitute that wouldn’t compromise the flavor and creaminess that mayo gives in your sandwich spreads – Greek yogurt.

In Manila however, it is sort of difficult to find greek yogurt so here’s a cool trick: Get a strainer, some coffee filters and plain yogurt. Place yogurt in strainer lined with filter (I use two filters), put over a bowl to drain overnight in the fridge. If pressed for time, an hour or so will do. This removes excess water resulting to a thicker, creamier yogurt.

As I said, I am not a calorie freak nor am I a health buff, but once in a while, I try to be healthy with my food choices (emphasis on TRY). So I paired my healthy ‘mayo’ with tuna! Armed with this healthy substitute, it is now easier to enjoy healthier salad dressings, sauces and sandwich spreads like this one. Here’s my recipe:

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