3 Reasons To Replace Butter With Olive Oil

by Eve on June 12, 2012

There’s no doubt that butter is delicious. However, there’s also no doubt that butter is not the best thing for a healthy diet. Do you know what fat is better for your overall health than butter? Olive oil, of course!

Olive oil has long been a staple in Mediterranean diets and a favorite among healthy eaters and those looking to lose a few pounds. Here is a quick list on why olive oil is better to use than butter.

3 Reasons Why It’s Best To Use Olive Oil

1.) It’s a good fat.
Yes, all oils are technically fat, but not all fats are created equal. For example, butter has great flavor, but is so high in saturated fat. So much so that a few tablespoons can push you over your recommended daily amount. Olive oil is widely known to be high in monounsaturated (good) fat. It contains zero trans (bad) fats and is lower in saturated (bad) fat than other commonly used ingredients such as shortening and butter. As Filippo Berio states on their website, olive oil is one of the best ways to add good fat to your diet and avoid bad fat.

2.) It’s super versatile.
Olive oil, specifically Filippo Berio Olive Oil is awesome for more than just salad dressing. It can be used for sauteing, grilling, marinading and yes, even baking! Check out this great chart on how to substitute olive oil for butter. It’s definitely one to bookmark and print. I have one printed on my fridge for reference!

3.) It’s actually cheaper than butter.
Let’s face it, we all want to save a few bucks at the grocery store. It’s the reason couponing has taken off the way it has in recent years. Everyone wants to make their groceries last longer. A great way to do this is to replace butter with a bottle of olive oil. Think about how much you pay for a pound of butter and how quickly it runs out, especially if you bake with it. Replacing that pricey (and fatty) pound of butter with a bottle of Filippo Berio Olive Oil will most likely help you save in the long run. I buy a bottle about once a month and it lasts because you don’t need to use a lot of it to get the job done.


So, have you tried replacing butter with olive oil? How did you like it? Let me know in the comments below!


{Disclaimer: I was provided a bottle of Filippo Berio Olive Oil to write this post because I am a BzzAgent. I was not compensated and these thoughts and opinions are all my own.}

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Jackie June 21, 2012 at 11:08 am

I love olive oil and use it all the time in my cooking, salads, marinades, and stuff like that. I don’t use it in baking though… the taste is to strong I think for baked goods. Oh.. and there is nothing better than butter on your toast in the morning!
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whilehewasout November 8, 2012 at 7:02 am

Great post – I actually had to change not from butter but from vegetable oil when I met my (Spanish) boyfriend. We are also frying less 🙂 I’ve just recently started to replace butter (didn’t use much before, though) with olive oil, and I so far love the results! It doesn’t alter the taste of foods (max. makes it better!) and it is definitely more healthy. Let me share a link to an easy bread I made – 1st with butter, then olive oil. I vote for the oil 😉 http://whilehewasout.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/olive-oil-bread-swirls/
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Angela January 4, 2014 at 11:40 am

Awesome post, I love me some EVOO!


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