The calories in cocktail sauce can add up. Its made with mainly ketchup and horseradish, but occasionally has lemon juice in it. Lets take a look at how many calories are in cocktail sauce. One ounce of cocktail sauce is approximately two tablespoons and 30 calories. There are 8 grams of carbs in this amount of cocktail sauce, which is quite high. Thats because there is a lot of sugar and fructose in ketchup.
Cocktail sauce is mainly used as a condiment for seafood such as shrimp. In fact, its also referred to as shrimp cocktail sauce. Condiments such as cocktail sauce should be avoided when ever possible because you dont even think about how many calories they add to your diet. Think about it, eating just three servings of cocktail sauce will add 90 calories, and more importantly, 24 grams of carbs to your diet. This will bring your weight loss efforts to a halt if you are not careful.
If you want to enjoy cocktail sauce in a healthier way you can make it yourself using horseradish and sugar free ketchup. This will keep the calories and carbs down to virtually zero, but still taste exactly the same. In fact, some sugar free cocktail sauce and some fresh shrimp is a very healthy snack full of protein, vitamins and minerals.
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