Hello there! Jess, 20, in college studying political science and public health.

25th May 2012

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Replace your store bought salad dressing

I recall reading an article in glamour a couple of months ago called 7 Foods Nutritionists Wouldn’t Touch with a 10-Foot Poll, which explained that bottled salad dressings “are made with chemicals, additives and corn syrup. Doctor and dietician Christine Gerbstadt put it this way: “If I’m making a salad with fresh vegetables, why would I pour osmething orange out of a bottle onto it?” Good point! So here are 5 healthy (and much lower calorie) alternatives that taste better than the bottled counterpart anyway. Just blend em up and serve! 

Raspberry Vinagrette: 

  • 1 1/4 c fresh raspberries or thawed frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • 2 T  balsalmic vinegar 
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T brown sugar 
  • 1 T cider vinegar
  • 1 T dijon mustard 
  • 1 t dried basil
  • 1 t granulated garlic 
Makes 14 2 T servings, 28 calories each

Sesame Ginger lime:

  • 2 T sesame oil
  • 1 T minced fresh ginger
  • 1 t granulated garlic
  • 1/4 t chille powder 
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1/4 C rice vinegar
  • 1 T lime juice
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 scallion, minced 
Makes 8 2 T servings, 48 calories each 

Creamy Ceasar: 

  • I c 0% greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 cup white vinegar
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1 T mustard
  • 3 anchovies 
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • pinch pepper

makes 16 2 T servings, 48 calories each

Buttermilk Ranch:

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 c 0% greek yogurt
  • 3 T reduced fat mayo
  • 1/4 c white wine vinegar
  • 1 t granulated garlic 
  • pinch salt and pepper 
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs, such as chives, tarragon, basil or dill

makes 13 2 T servings, 12 calories each 

Creamy Cilantro Avocado:
  • 3/4 cup packed fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup 0% greek yogurt
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

makes 13 2 T servings, 18 calories each 

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  6. yogawarriornyc said: I am definitely going to try the Caesar. That is one dressing I really miss.
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