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5% Challenge Assignment #5

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Is there something you eat often that you have learned to cut the calories on? What works best for you? Do you have something you can share with us?
~~Salad dressing has often been an issue for me. I love a thick creamy dressing. Most often I would grab a Caesar dressing, but the calories in that are so very high. I tried many of the "light" or "free" varieties and ... yuck. A few months ago I found a roasted red pepper Italian that is really good and much lower in calories, however, being a new raw foodie, and one who is paying more attention to what is in the foods I buy, checking out the ingredients list on the red pepper dressing was disappointing. I do not like eating preservatives or other additives that I really don't know what they are or why they are in my food. So, being the spicy, Mexican food lover that I am, I just started using salsa on my salads. Even with some bought salsas... I recognize all listed ingredients, and they are good... plus, salsa is even lower in calories than my previous "find!" :)
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  • v MELMOMOF4
    that is a great idea. I thought about trying salsa to sauce my food as well. I like the thick creamy things to add flavor. so I will try this. thanks for sharing.
    1199 days ago
  • v BIGPAWSUP
    Great idea! I would not have thought of just adding salsa to the salad! emoticon I'm going to try that tomorrow (I only like my salsa after it has sat in the fridge for a day or so. I'll make it after work today!)
    1199 days ago
  • v LINWASH23
    I used apple cider vinegar and kill two birds with one stone, it takes some getting used too, but you can use the fat that you save to eat a few more nuts. emoticon
    1199 days ago
  • v JUSTME29
    I like salsa on my salads too. I also make my own homemade light Ranch dressing that I'm pretty happy with.
    1199 days ago
  • v MNABOY
    Salsa is a winner! The light "No Fat" dressings are not so good for us. I love Blue Cheese dressing, dah, but have two tablespoons in a bowl on the side and I enjoy the "taste" and cut the calories that I was getting by dressing the whole salad.
    1199 days ago
  • v JULESJET
    Just remember to watch your sodium intake, too! Some of those bought salsas can be very high in sodium!
    1199 days ago
  • v MAGA99
    I have started using cottage cheese as my salad dressing
    1199 days ago
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