Sunday, January 9, 2011

Butter Spread

One of the things I have done in an effort to cut back on inflammatory foods is to make my own butter spread. My friend, Mrs. Mac, gave me this super easy recipe.  It works out great in our home because my husband loves those fake butter spreads that are full of garbage (Strong opinion...yes).  I love olive oil.  This is a fantastic compromise. 

 Mix 1/2 cup butter (not fake margarine...strong opinion again) 1/2 cup olive oil (make sure to use light....otherwise I think the flavor is too strong) and 1/2 tsp. salt.   Soften the butter and whip together with the olive oil and salt.  Pour into a container and refrigerate.  After about an hour or so you have soft butter spread. 

One of the great things about this spread is the fact that it does have anti-inflammatory olive oil.  Anything I can do to add this type of food to my diet is always a benefit.  So try it out and let me know what you think!

1 comment:

  1. .. this is soooo good to make .. and I, too, have VERY strong opinions about 'fake' food ;)