After being on a cruise for ten days, I can say that one stereotype about cruises is true: there is serious potential for weight gain.  A buffet breakfast and four-course lunches and dinners can take a toll on the waistline.

Now that my sleeping schedule is back on track, I am also trying to get back to a healthier eating routine.  One of my major downfalls on the cruise was the bread basket with six different types of bread and the best butter that was delivered to the table before each meal.  Naturally I wanted to sample each type of bread and slather it with this perfect salty, yet sweet butter.  Cutting back on the amount of butter I consume was an easy way to eat healthier now that I am back home.

I was recently asked sample and review Rich & Creamy Melt Organic Spread.

This opportunity could not have come at a better time for me.  Melt is a healthy butter alternative that is made with a blend of virgin coconut oil, flaxseed oil and other hearth-healthy oils.  One of  flaxseed oil health benefits is that it is very high in heart-healthy Omega-3’s.

Not only does Melt Organic Spread taste rich and satisfying with a slight hint of coconut flavor, but it is trans fat-free and contains no hydrogenated oils.  I don’t claim to be a nutritionist, but those are certainly two things I try to minimize in my diet.

Melt has a perfectly creamy, spreadable texture right out of the refrigerator.  I find it perfect for spreading on my morning english muffin, sautéing veggies for a curry or stir fry and even incorporating into baked treats.  Coconut is one of my favorite flavors so it is always a welcome addition to what I am making.

I don’t know how it gets much better than a healthy butter alternative that may actually be good for you thanks to heart healthy oils.  Melt Organic Spread is a delicious and satisfying spread that you can feel good about eating.

*Melt Organic Spread provided me with a sample, but all opinions expressed, as always, are my own.

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3 Comments ( Reply )

  1. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    I think I’ve seen melt in the stores..I’ll have to check it out.

    Love the asparagus picture!


  2. Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    6 types of bread per basket? Um, hello heaven! I’ve never tried Melt but now I’ll have to keep my eyes open for it!


    • Mercedes
      Jun 27, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

      I know, you can’t blame me for wanting to indulge in great European bread, right? I’m so glad you understand!


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