Healthy Salad Dressing

I like to have salad dressing with my dinner salad, but would like to know what is the best choice.

Maybe you’ve been extra good and you’re eating large salads at dinner, paired with a healthy protein.  This is GREAT! – unless you’re adding a lot of regular-calorie dressing to your large salad.   Most regular-calorie dressings have ~150-200 calories in just 2 Tablespoons (the size of a ping-pong ball).  When people eat a large salad, they often pile on 4-6 Tablespoons, and just like that they are up to 600 calories of Ranch, Thousand Island, Italian, or other favorites.  What’s more, these dressing are NOT usually made with a healthy oil, but a cheap unhealthy one, and are loaded with sodium and chemical ingredients.  Instead opt for a healthy fat such as 1 Tbsp olive oil, balsamic vinegar or lemon juice, seasonings/herbs, pepper, and a dash of seasalt.

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