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8/5/14 2:55 P

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For me, I'd rather spend my calories somewhere else, like dessert. So if I have dressing I also want it to be lo cal/lo fat! :)

Here are ones I love:
~Salsa
~Fat Free Italian dressing (lots of times this is the only option places have for packets- if it is too bitter for you, I sometimes add Splenda to sweeten it up)
~Fat free ranch
~Just use salt and pepper and make sure some of your ingredients have FLAVOR
~I can't believe it's not butter spray
~ Wishbone salad sprays
~Fat Free Honey mustard
~Texas roadhouse has a FABULOUS low fat Ranch! :) Yum. And their 'side' salad is fantastic- even has hardboiled egg on it!

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8/5/14 2:50 P

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I like Newman's lite Mustard

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8/5/14 2:33 P

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I like Makoto ginger dressing. It's in the refrigerated produce section, and tastes similar to the dressing served at the local hibachi that I love. Just 80-cals per 2-tbsp and that 2-tbsp goes a very long way (unless it's a full entrée sized salad, I tend to use less.)

For homemade, a good pico de gallo is quite tasty. Since it's 100% pureed veggies, it's another serving to add to the ticker, and the lowest calorie option I've been able to find (about 10-20 calories per serving).

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8/5/14 1:08 P

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Salsa, sour cream, cheese,



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8/5/14 12:43 P

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I like Olive Oil, alone. I sometimes add Red Wine Vinegar but a teaspoon of Olive Oil is really my favorite for a green salad.



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8/5/14 12:41 P

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My favorite dressing choice has always been ranch, for years and years and years! After reading your comments from last month and a hafl, i've actually switched to Balsamic and Italian, I also read the calorie count to see how many calories in 2 tablespoons. Over the time I have deffinitely feel the difference, its lighter, and even tastes healthier, its not as heavey!



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Usually some type of balsamic mixed with a small amount some type of olive oil and spices. We have a specialty olive oil store here (these seem to be popping up everywhere lately) that has all different flavors of both olive oils and balsamics and it can be really fun to mix and match them or use them to add new flavors to salads or other dishes. For instance I'm loving pomegranate balsamic on my salads now, and shallot olive oil for savory dishes.

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6/24/14 4:16 P

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I enjoy Olde Cape Cod Fat Free Balsamic. A lot of the time I don't do "salad dressing" but instead I do hummus on a greek salad or salsa and guacamole on a taco salad. Anything to add a punch of flavor and spread some creaminess throughout the mix I love!

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6/24/14 4:06 P

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Homemade vinegar and oil, sometimes with a little mustard to give it a kick!

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6/24/14 3:46 P

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I like ranch. It is really the only one I like. I (don't) like the fat free or the low calorie versions. So I only use a little, less than a tablespoon. Just enough to give that flavor

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6/24/14 2:33 P

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I also make mine. If you are short on time, it's just olive oil and vinegar with salt and pepper.

For store bought I like Trader Joe's. They have a reduced calorie Creamy Cilantro and a Spicy Asian Peanut dressing that are really good in the fridge section.

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6/24/14 12:07 P

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6/24/14 12:06 P

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I have only made my own once.

When I go to the store, I buy vinegar based dressings. I look for ones that have no High Fructose Corn Syrup at all or within the first 6 ingredients (that means only a trace).

Experiment with flavors you like.

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6/24/14 11:34 A

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I make my own ranch usually - roughly 2 tbs 140 cals, 13 fat, 4 carbs, 150 sodium - I am not afraid of fat.

If I want to spice it up I add pureed chipolte peppers.

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If you want store bought, I think Wishbone Light Italian is the way to go. In a 2 tbsp serving, there are only 35 calories, 2.5g of fat, and 3g of carbs. And it's pretty tasty.

I use that, or I make a homemade cilantro lime vinagrette. Just mix up a little olive oil, dash of vinegar, lime juice, minced garlic, black pepper, and finely chopped cilantro.

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6/24/14 10:23 A

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I add a packet of dry ranch seasoning to a 16 oz container of fat free sour cream. (2TBL=20 cal)

I mostly use it as a dip for my raw veggies, but you can thin it down with a little bit of milk to make it more of a dressing.

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Red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil (maybe with dijon mustard, honey, garlic, shallots, salt and pepper...but also plain)
Greek yogurt with garlic (a few minced cloves per cup of yogurt and let it sit overnight)
A squeeze of lemon juice

I haven't had store-bought salad dressing in a long time (except when I grab a salad at the supermarket and it comes with a packet of Renee's), and I generally do not like it anymore.

Edited to add: I forgot tahini! Tahini, olive oil and lemon juice or tahini and Greek yogurt. Both excellent dressings. Tahini is not low calorie, but it is tasty and contains protein.

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6/24/14 8:26 A

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I really like the Bolthouse Dressings which are found in the refrigerated section. After that, I like plain old oil and vinegar, salsa, fresh squeezed lemon, and always fresh ground black pepper.

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6/24/14 8:11 A

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salsa
vinegar and oil with spices
pureed cucumber dressing
greek yogurt
broth

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6/24/14 8:02 A

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I make my own using extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegarette, raw honey, dried basil, oregano, thyme and ground black pepper. These are the core ingredients and I make it to taste, keeping the olive oil/vinegar ratio to have 2 TBSP under 50 calories.

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6/24/14 7:46 A

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What is your favorite salad dressing choice? What would your recommend as one that doesnt rack up too many calories?



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