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bettah-than-buttah recipe

Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 10:30:50 -1000 (HST)
From: "Dr. Neal Pinckney" (heart@aloha.net)

When Smart-Beats took their truly fat free margarine off the 
market (and replaced it with one high in fat but labeled 
"Better than Fat Free") I had to try to invent a butter-like spread
for my baked potatoes.  Here's what I came up with:


2 ounces low-fat soy milk*
1 T Butter Buds or Molly McButter
1 t cornstarch (dissolved in cool soy milk)

Mix thoroughly while over low heat or 10-second microwave bursts.
Adjust for desired thickness, but tastes better and keeps potato
more moist when consistency is slightly runny.

* I use "Better than Milk?" Light powdered soy milk, mixed
according to the container directions. It is not sweetened and 
enhances the butter-flavor. 

One serving has 21 calories, about 8 percent calories from fat
(0.12 g fat, 4 g carbohydrate and about 1 g of protein). 
180 mg sodium. 

Can be combined in a blender with fresh chopped garlic or garlic
powder to make "Garlic-Buttah" for a fat free garlic bread. 

Recipe credit to the Healing Heart Foundation (or the Healthy Heart 

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