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Making Healthy Spreadable Butter

You can make spreadable butter that is healthier for you than margarine. We mix butter (room temp) and light olive oil (don't use extra virgin!) in equal amounts, pour in a pretty crock, and refrigerate. It makes beautiful spreadable butter. It may not exactly be cost-effective all the time, but it is definitely healthier! We stock up on butter when it is on sale, and buy our olive oil in big containers, or when it is on sale. Enjoy

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By Bobbie G from Rockwall, TX

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May 23, 20060 found this helpful

Excellent suggestion. Thanks! I love butter but have been avoiding it because of health reasons and because of the inconvenience of using hard butter. I will definitely give this a try.

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May 23, 20060 found this helpful

You can also buy a french butter crock or butter bell, you put a stick of butter into a bell, and put water (ice cold) into the large container: the butter stays spreadable for up to 30 days, provided you change out the water every 3-4 days. It works by creating a vacuum seal. You can get them through a kitchen store, or search for it online.

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May 24, 20060 found this helpful

I have just recently started using butter instead of margarine. The butter contains vitamins where margarine has no benefits.
I will try the olive oil and see if I like it. I use less butter than I did margarine.

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June 10, 20060 found this helpful

I have been using a mixture of 1 part butter and 1 part light olive oil in place of margarine for about 2 years. It doesn't cut out any fat calories, but it <B>does</B> cut the saturated fat from the butter in half, and adds poly and mono-unsaturates which are healthy fats. The fact that it is spreadable right out of the fridge is an extra plus. And I have recently started using Canola Oil in place of the olive oil....it is almost identical to olive oil in polyunsaturates, and is much cheaper. Incidentally, they have just started marketing a product that is butter and canola oil. This combination does have some saturated fat, but you don't have to worry about the transfats, and the hydrogenated oils that you will find in many margarines. And you get the fantastic flavor of real butter.

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By guest (Guest Post)
December 5, 20060 found this helpful

I have tasted Ol9via and Land O lakes . Both are delicious. I want to make my own!

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February 2, 20090 found this helpful

Hi! I joined so I could comment :)
I'm doing a little homework on butter: http://www.body  _real_butter.php
I've used a butter bell for years,but I just found out that there also is a thing called a "butter boat" -just ordered one. One advantage of the "boat" is that it will take sticks of whatever you're putting in there without having to be packed into a bell.

I'm going to experiment with a number of things, one of which is adding a special probiotics mix (https://shop.bo  asp?number=BE010 ) to organic cream which I'm going to whip into butter, and add the real salt (no bleaching or chemicals-it's slight pink! :)

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it's at: http://www.realsalt.com/
We're working hard at restoring some health in our family, so we may look a little fussy, lol...

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February 2, 20090 found this helpful

Hi! I joined so I could comment :)
I'm doing a little homework on butter: http://www.body  _real_butter.php
I've used a butter bell for years,but I just found out that there also is a thing called a "butter boat" -just ordered one. One advantage of the "boat" is that it will take sticks of whatever you're putting in there without having to be packed into a bell.

I'm going to experiment with a number of things, one of which is adding a special probiotics mix (https://shop.bo  asp?number=BE010 ) to organic cream which I'm going to whip into butter, and add the real salt (no bleaching or chemicals-it's slight pink! :)

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it's at: http://www.realsalt.com/
We're working hard at restoring some health in our family, so we may look a little fussy, lol...

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December 8, 20140 found this helpful

For years I have used butter instead of margarine. Always saying butter is made of natural ingredients, margarine is just whipped chemicals. I am so happy the truth is finally out. What amazes me is, there are still dietitians stuck on margarine. Even Dr Oz is on board with using butter instead of margarine, always in moderation. No matter how healthy something is more is not always better. Butter IS better (in moderation)

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