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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,003
3/30/14 6:56 A

Vinegar and oil is the best.....If you dress your salad with oil and vinegar, you may get another fat fighting benefit as some studies suggest vinegar may help the body break down fat.

Extra virgin olive oil is high in polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants & monounsaturated fats which contributes to lowering bad cholesterol and also Olive oil makes you feel full and tends to make you eat less and have fewer sugar cravings.

Olive oil is a dense food and thru research it has been found that Olive oil and other nut oils do not make you gain weight. Olive oil is a digestive aid and is high in polyphenols... Olive oil does not penetrate foods but rather coats them.....

Proof....in September of 2003 the British Journal of Nutrition reported, it was found that a significant loss of body weight and fat mass can be achieved by changing only one eating habit and that is exchanging the saturated fats with olive oil

Thank Olive Oil...it keeps skin beautiful and is good for your hair, keeps arteries more elastic, helps the heart, lubricates the joints, helps cholesterol as it has many antioxidants and nutrients .

So enjoy your doing your body a favor!







ALIAKAIS SparkPoints: (4,220)
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3/27/14 2:36 P

My favorite vinaigrette that I make at home is 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 tbsp high quality balasamic vinegar (this is key...get one of the thicker and darker varieties, it really makes a difference), 1/2 tsp of oregano and 1 tbsp honey. Combine and let steep for at least an hour or two, and use a tbsp or two on your salads each day. It's delicious with most veggies, especially kale! It also makes a nice glaze for roasting veggies.

JANNIEBOO Posts: 35
3/27/14 7:53 A

Try mixing one part acid~cider vinegar, lemon/lime juice or just regular vinegar with 2 parts good fat~ avocado, flax oil, olive oil, canola oil and some parsley,garlic, onion or chives. Scramble all together in a bowl and toss your salad fixings in!! Delicious
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Edited by: JANNIEBOO at: 3/27/2014 (07:54)
MICHAELSMOM Posts: 1,152
3/26/14 9:08 A

Walden Farms dressings and seasoned rice vinegars are low in calories, fat and carbs but contain about 190+ mg of sodium per 2 T. serving. Try Gloria's brand, Island Grove, Olde Cape Cod brands that are usually under 30 mg per serving.

I have had the same issue, trying to decrease my sodium intake without going crazy with the fat and calories in return.

ATHENAGEM SparkPoints: (293)
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3/5/14 2:34 P

I love Walden farms dressings, especially honey dijon. I sometimes take the bottle with me to restaurants. You get funny looks but it is worth it.

FEBECG Posts: 121
1/31/14 9:48 A

Hi, I'm a fussy eater, but love salads.. green salads, garden salads... clean and simple.
I find that I love a splash of garlic vinegar emoticon with a drip of water best...

:) FebeCG

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 2,003
1/28/14 9:03 A

If you dress your salad with oil and vinegar, you may get another fat-fighting benefit as some studies suggest vinegar may help the body break down fat....splash the salad with a little oil and vinegar to spread flavor without a lot of calories.

Try just a squeeze of lemon or add cottage cheese on the salad instead of the dressing to moisten.

Check out WALDEN FARMS dressings in the produce aisle of your grocery store.


WHOLENEWME79 Posts: 948
1/21/14 3:58 P

One of my favorite "dressings" is avocado with lemon juice and some spices. I usually do use salt, but you can omit it.

Oil and vinegar, lemon or lime juice and oil, are good way to go. My mother-in-law will put raspberries in a blender with olive oil, lemon juice and a touch of balsamic vinegar for her salads.

Take a look at this link to see if you see anything you like.

www.cookinglight.com/healthy-living/health
y-habits/lower-sodium-condiment-recipe
s-00412000072696/page9.html


QUEENIEMAMA Posts: 6
1/21/14 3:22 P

I love, love, love salads but doc says to stick with low sodium dressings. Not so easy to do. Can anyone give me information about dressings I can purchase or good recipes for them. Thanks so much for your help with this one!

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