Is Mayonnaise Good for a Diabetic Diet? [ 5 Healthy Alternatives]

Mayo is delicious but high in calories. Find healthy alternatives to mayonnaise for a diabetic diet. Discover low-fat options for weight loss and blood sugar management!

Anju Mobin - Writer for Trim Down Club
By Anju Mobin
Davor Štefanović - Editor for Trim Down Club
Edited by Davor Štefanović

Updated February 21, 2023.

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A lot of people all over the world love mayo. From sandwiches to wraps, dips, and salads, it makes everything tastier. But is mayonnaise recommended on a diabetic diet? Can diabetics eat mayo safely?

The good news is—yes, diabetics can eat mayonnaise. However, there's a catch.

Mayonnaise has high fat content and a lot of calories per serving. So you may want to limit the amount you eat, especially if you're also trying to lose weight.

Here are 5 healthy alternatives to mayonnaise for your dips, spreads, wraps, and salads.

5 Alternatives to Consider

Here are some alternatives to mayonnaise that are perfect for diabetics who want to lose weight:

  • Avocado: Mashed avocados make a perfectly creamy but bland base that can be flavored with the spices of your choice. Additionally, avocados are a good choice for diabetics as this fruit can help them manage blood sugar levels as well as increase satiety (1).
  • Low-fat Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt is rich in protein and and you can use it to make rich and thick dips or spreads.
  • Hummus: Made from boiled chickpeas, hummus is lower in calories but high in protein and fiber. Add this creamy dip to your diet to support your weight loss goals.
  • Pesto: This Italian dip is made from crushed garlic, pine nuts, basil leaves, and cheese. It packs a lot more flavor and is a tasty alternative to mayonnaise.
  • Mustard sauce: With its sunny shade, the mustard sauce adds both color and flavor to your food. It is low in calories and fat-free. You can use it in sandwiches, salad dressings, or even for stir-frying.

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