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7/12/12 8:03 P

These are great suggestions - looking forward to trying them! Thanks again, everyone.

Motherboarder, I DO have Marie's Light Blue Cheese dressing in my fridge already... it is wonderful stuff, although more often I put a spoonful of it on a potato rather than a salad.

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7/11/12 11:46 P

Balsamic vinaigrette

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7/11/12 4:22 P

I absolutely love balsamic vinagrette... !

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7/11/12 3:18 P

I use Kraft Lite Asian Toasted Sesame. Its only 50 cal for 2T.

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7/11/12 10:42 A

I use Walden Farms.0 calories, 0 fat, 0 sugar. 0 everything but flavor. Love them

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7/11/12 10:13 A

Maries blue cheese made w-yogurt 70cal for 2TBSP

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7/11/12 9:28 A

I choose to make my own with some balsamic vinegar, olive/ avocado oil, a drop of fresh lemon juice, a drop of honey and some freshly chopped flat leaf parsley, yum-yum emoticon

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7/11/12 9:08 A

I usually don't use any--I beef up my salads with lots of berries, and they're sweet enough that I can power through the greens. If I need a little something, I choose fresh lemon juice (with reduced fat parmesan cheese--yum!) or Newman's Own light olive oil and vinear

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7/11/12 8:10 A

I like Ken's Light Options Olive Oil and Vinegar.

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7/11/12 7:19 A

When out to eat, I always ask for salsa & lemon wedges - works great & very low cal.

I now buy exclusively Walden Farms - 0 fat, 0 calories, 0 carbs - glutten free. They have wonderful flavors - Sesame Ginger, Chipotle Ranch, Blue Cheese to name a few. They're a thinner dressing that I like anyway & so this is a real treat.

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7/11/12 7:12 A

My go to bottled dressing is ALWAYS Kraft Roasted Red Pepper and Parmesan. It's low in calories, fat, and sugars and tastes good to me. :)

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7/11/12 6:39 A

I like Cesar dressing. It is high in calories, but I measure it out and a little goes a loooong way. Other than that, lite mayo is good. I don't eat salads all that often, so my dressings aren't too interesting!

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7/11/12 5:10 A

natalia Rose's CHili Lime Dressing: 1 cup lime, 1/3 cup agave, 1/3 cup olive oil and a pinch of ceyenne pepper powder. Light and good.

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7/11/12 1:21 A

Homemade, any kind

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7/10/12 7:44 P

Gosh, I like so many. But I am on this one this week, homemade. Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil, Strawberries, pecan meal. nom nom nom

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7/10/12 7:10 P

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing is my favorite.

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7/10/12 5:28 P

I love Greek dressing, just wish I could find a lower calorie version.

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7/10/12 5:18 P

it depends on my mood -
For s salad w/ feta, dried cranberries.. I use Maple Grove Farms Strawberry Balsamic

I also like Cape Code Fat Free Balsamic, Ken's Raspberry Walnut, Newman's Vinegar and Oil, Kraft Sweet Balsamic, Ken's Lite Country French....

Sometimes I just like using straight up balsamic vinegar

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7/10/12 5:14 P

Fat-free Italian dressing or a regular Basalmic Vinigarette works for me.

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7/10/12 4:42 P

I like Marie's Ranch Dressing - not the best choice calorie wise but just use less. emoticon

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7/10/12 4:20 P

I love ranch, and have tried all the diet ones. Nothing tasted like ranch to me! But I've now figured out how to make it that tastes great! I bring it as dip to parties with a veggie tray, and people are always shocked that it's healthy.

2 cups low fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup non-fat milk (or water)
1 package of Hidden Valley ranch dressing mix

Blend in the blender until smooth (a couple minutes). YUM! And about 45 calories for 1/4 cup!

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7/10/12 2:27 P

I like Walden Farms ranch. There's nothing -in- it, so it's zero calories of everything. ;) It's a little strong, so some people may not like it, but it's lovely to me, and I like just using a little to flavor the salad without having to drown it.

Of course, I REALLY love my Ken's steakhouse ranch, full flavor, but I have to use that in moderation. :)

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7/10/12 2:03 P

Homemade balsamic vinegar and olive oil, or dijon mustard, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice. Those are the only 2 that I use.

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7/10/12 1:50 P

Annie's Goddess dressing.... mmm that stuff is SO good, but it has 12 grams of fat so I don't eat it often! It's made with tahini, apple cider vinegar, canola oil, lemon juice, garlic, herbs, and such.

Also, Annie's Gingerly Vinagrette is yummy if you're looking for something lower fat.

Another thing I do is take a ball of cooked falafel, crumble it up, and put that on my salad instead of croutons.

Edited by: KFWOHLFORD at: 7/10/2012 (13:52)

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7/10/12 1:48 P

My favorite bottled dressing is Newman's Own Light Italian. I also like a homemade dressing that is just a basil-lemon peel-garlic-olive oil-white balsamic vinegar combo.

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7/10/12 1:46 P

I really like the Newman's Own Red Wine Vinegar. I usually just use 1 TBL which is only 25 calories. But like most Vinegar based dressings too much is overpowering. The Honey Mustard is great on a spinach salad, but it is more caloric and I find I need a bit more of it.

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7/10/12 1:37 P

Ken's Sweet Vidalia Onion (Light Options) is really good; it's a vinaigrette, but it's a bit thicker than others.

[Right now, I am stuck on Wish-Bone Buffalo Ranch (Light).]

Edited by: CLOBBERELLA at: 7/10/2012 (13:38)

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7/10/12 1:35 P

I'm a ranch freak - the best I have found is the buttermilk ranch packets from Hidden Valley. I use 1% Buttermilk and low fat mayo and mix it up. I love it!!

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7/10/12 1:19 P

Oil and vinegar. I only use 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil and about 1/4c of whichever vinegar im craving at the moment. Sometimes I mix in mustard (binder) and a little bit of soy sauce into the dressing and add my favorite spices.

I also like to mix the ranch dressing/powder into a tub of fat free greek yogurt and use that as much dressing.

Edited by: KAYEMM3 at: 7/10/2012 (13:20)

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7/10/12 1:07 P

I really like Lite Asian Toasted Sesame. A little goes a long way. I love sesame seeds, so that's a bonus for me. I'm curious to hear of some other good ones too~!

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7/10/12 1:01 P

I would like to start eating more salads. Sometimes I will add other flavorful things like dried fruit, feta cheese, etc., but other times I would just like to have vegetables and a little dressing, so I want a dressing that tastes GOOD but isn't loaded with calories/fat/artificial ingredients (I have tried some disgusting low fat or fat free bottled dressings).

Looking for some suggestions for bottled **OR** homemade dressings that you enjoy.

Thanks to all who take the time to read & reply to these posts! emoticon

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