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LININPARADISE7's Photo LININPARADISE7 Posts: 959
11/2/17 9:07 A

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I use full fat Marie's dressings (in the produce section and in a cold case). They are relatively low carb and the full fat helps keep you full.

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11/2/17 5:44 A

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I'm all about balsamic glaze on my salads at the moment!

Sometimes I'll have a lite mayonnaise, but it's one made with eggs. The key thing is to measure it when you use it, so you don't go overboard. I find even a normal sized serving is actually too much now.



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10/29/17 4:42 P

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I keep cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, and red wine vinegar, plus extra-virgin olive oil and canola oil so that I have a lot of variety. I use one teaspoon of a vinegar to dribble over the salad, then 1 teaspoon of one of the oils. Sometimes I have also added 1/4 cup of nonfat cottage cheese to the salad greens as well. Adds protein and creaminess.




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10/25/17 11:19 P

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If I use anything as a dressing on salad, it is usually 1 tbsp hot sauce. But 9 times out of 10 I eat my salad with no dressing at all. In my opinion dressing just makes the salad soggy.

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10/25/17 2:59 P

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I like making my own ranch dressing. Half of the mayo gets subbed with greek yogurt. Sometimes I even make my ranch dry ingredients mix. But only when I have buttermilk powder on hand.

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10/25/17 10:12 A

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Gimme Some Oven has a post of their 10 favourite salad dressing recipes. Now as for how many calories they have I can't help there.
www.gimmesomeoven.com/10-favorite-salad-dr
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10/24/17 11:54 P

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I love light Cheese Fantastico. So much better than plain Italian

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10/22/17 11:23 A

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Here's what my Italian friend showed me when I was 17 and it's been my religion ever since: drizzle olive oil and balsamico over salad. Add salt and pepper. Mix salad.
Very simple but using good quality olive oil, real balsamico and freshly ground pepper gives it a touch of high value/quality and this makes me feel kind of good eating it.
PS: Being raised on ready-made french style dressings heavy in sugar and flavor additives I needed 4 - 5 salads to acquire a taste for it but I had no choice because I stayed with her for a week and she wasn't going to ruin the good salad with "this sauce in bottles":)


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10/21/17 6:03 P

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My dietitian suggested Walden Farms salad dressing. Gluten-free, no sugar, etc. It tastes pretty good. At least I have tried the French and the bacon-one so far.

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Wishbone fat free Italian dressing is my favorite. I eat one or two salads a day and 2 Tbsp has only 20 calories.



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10/15/17 10:07 A

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My go-to dressing:

1T balsamic or red wine vinegar (or sometimes orange juice)
1T evoo
1T honey (or 1T water + 1t Swerve sweetener)
2t dijon

Put in small jar, shake like mad.

I'll sometimes add pinch of xanthan or a tablespoon of grated Parmesan to thicken.

Edited by: TRAVELINGGURU at: 10/15/2017 (10:09)
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10/14/17 4:12 P

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I like Maple Grove Farms Fat free Honey Dijon Dressing. I also like to use 2 Tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 1 Tbsp of Balsamic Vinegar or 2 Tbsp of the Vinegar without the olive oil at all!

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10/14/17 12:09 P

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I have not tried making my own dressing yet, but am looking for nice and easy dressings to make. Right now I use Raspberry and White Balsamic dressing that is low calorie. It is really tasty.

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10/11/17 2:12 P

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sounds like I should give them a try.

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FAZEONE's Photo FAZEONE Posts: 193
10/10/17 2:17 P

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thank you for the ideas....I love salad but the dressings can be ???? emoticon



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10/8/17 7:44 P

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Here's a few dressings u might like

1. Warm bacon vinaigrette
In large skillet heat 1Tbs over medium heat. Add 3 strips of bacon, cook til fat renders, about five minutes. Add 1 small shallot minced until soft.Turn off heat stir in 2Tbs balsamic vinegar, 2tsp maple syrup, 1tsp Dijon mustard, gfollow by 1cup cherry tomatoes.

2.Hard boiled egg dressing
6Tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 hard boiled egg
Zest of 1 lemon
3Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs capers
2 tsp Dijon mustard
Use a stand or immersion bkender, blend all the ingredients together until smooth and emulsified. Add salt and pepper flakes to taste.

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10/7/17 5:42 P

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My best idea is no dressing at all. emoticon

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10/7/17 5:11 P

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I blend beans with a little water and seasoning:

black beans or pintos with garlic, cumin, cilantro...maybe squeeze some lime. Taco seasoning or hot sauce also work.

garbanzos do will with Italian or Greek seasoning.

NO fat, you decide sugar, and you get good fiber.

I've also blended vinegar with tomatoes or mangos...


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10/7/17 1:37 P

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I do without the mayonnaise altogether and just use greek yogurt with any flavor dip mix or mixture of spices then let it sit for awhile to blend the flavors. I don't miss the mayonnaise at all.

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10/6/17 2:28 P

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Salt, pepper and olive oil, with the occasional chilli flakes and oregano. My fav! I have also found that adding home made cottage cheese lends the salad the creaminess that cheese or mayo do



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Salt, pepper and olive oil, with the occasional chilli flakes and oregano. My fav!



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10/5/17 7:35 A

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OPA. Ranch. I love it- no sugar.

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10/4/17 10:37 A

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Bolthouse Farms also makes some good yogurt-based ones. They're usually in the refrigerated section of the produce department, like by the tofu and hummus and stuff like that

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I know you said no salsa....but I love using half salsa and half sour cream or greek yogurt, and a sprinkle of taco seasoning! Make a yummy creamy, less acidic topping than the plain salsa.

I've also heard of people using hummus, but I haven't tried it.

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There are loads of great flavour infused balsamics now, they are lovely.

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10/3/17 11:49 P

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I use 1 TBSP of Philadelphia LIGHT Salmon Cream Cheese, mixed with 1/4 cup of my favorite salsa. It is very good & keeps my fats in check.



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10/3/17 3:16 P

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i do not use salad dressing.

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I like to use either cold pressed flax oil with some salt and pepper OR a tbsp of sunflower and hemp seeds and salt and pepper.

I love taco meat on salad as well, had that last night with some mashed avocado.

Cobb salad, I make mine with sliced hard boiled egg, some bacon and maybe even some chicken with a little salt and pepper.

I love gravy on salad too, yea Thanksgiving!

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I just buy the Low Fat bottled ones....! Kens' Lite Caesar (Newman's Own used to make a great one!!) and Lite Sweet Vidalia onion are my current favorites.

I really don't worry about the sugar/fat etc: 2 T is 80 calories or less, and really, I have far more 'calorie dense' and nutrient poor items to worry about controlling portions of! I do salad or leftover veggies as a main course maybe 4 times a week for my lunch...so its not a significant percent of my weekly consumption.
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10/2/17 11:57 A

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New to this? New here? Welcome and congratulations for a new start.

Personally I usually don't eat low fat anything. If you check, it usually has more sugar. I feel sugar is my enemy more than fat. Portion control on that too.

Our fav is 3 T olive oil, 2 T fresh lemon juice and salt and pepper. You can add herbs etc if you wish.



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I made this same recommendation on a thread where someone was asking for a sandwich spread, so I'm going to sound like I'm obsessed and I know this sounds weird but I like both hummus and mashed avocado with red pepper flakes as dressings (separately!) Hummus doesn't work for every type of salad, but if you're doing a greek type salad with things like chicken, chickpeas, olives, cucumbers, peppers, etc, it's great. I use the avocado spread for a Mexican style salad with chicken, corn, black beans, etc. You can pulse either with a very tiny bit of water to get the consistency lighter if you want, but I just toss them in a big bowl with tongs.



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I like to mix equal amounts of extra virgin olive oil, which is a very healthy fat, and balsamic vinegar with a little bit of garlic added in. If you happen to have a store that sells various kinds of olive oils and vinegars, see if you can find a blood orange infused olive oil and an espresso balsamic vinegar - mix those two together and it makes an incredible salad dressing!



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I am just new again to all this.. So I am looking for salad dressing Ideas... little to no calories, low fat (of course).. I can not use salsa! :( ... So here is what I have been doing.. (since I need low sodium) .. 1/2 cup of mayo (with avocado oil).. 1/2 cup Plain low fat yogurt Strained (for thickness)... 1/4 cup of low fat Sour cream, 1/2 cup non fat milk.. Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, and any other no salt seasonings (such as italian seasoning or dill, basil, etc... I drizzle on salads, about 4 tblsp. or tablespoon to each romaine lettuce or as a dip.. does anyone have any other suggestions.. Low sodium, no oil.. besides lemon and vinegar?

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