Sometimes for our salads here my hubby and I will use different dressings~~ even though we are doing this journey together ...we don't always like the same things. Hubby does not like my Kraft FF dressings so he makes up his own using medium salsa and FF Miracle Whip mixed together! Once he tried this he uses nothing else! And he makes it up to add up to 100 calories. You will need to experiment a bit for yourself to get the taste you want...but hubby uses appox a 50/50 mixture. You need to stir it all well a few minutes to get the mayo to blend in with the salsa.
Sometimes...I will use just FF Miracle whip ( only 15 calories per Tbsp so you can use a fair amount before getting over caloried! lol ) and I mix in some concentrated lemon juice. The lemon juice gives it a tangy tart taste but not the burn of using vinegar. Again..a bit of a stir is needed to get it to mix well.
Our salads are different here too~lol~ I don't like onions of any kind and I don't like fresh tomatoes but hubby does. He does not like cucumber or celery but I do!
So hubby makes his salad using ice berg lettuce, spring onion, tomatoes.
Mine..I use a bit more variety, ice berg and or/romaine lettuce and or spinach ,matchstix carrots, small chopped celery, small chopped cucumber.
We both sometimes...sprinkle some imitation bacon bits and Cracker Barrel grated cheddar rape ( this is the cheapest in calories at 35 per 2 Tbsp and it is orange in colour so gives the salad a nicer colour appeal )
Hubby sometimes uses some croutons but the wee pkg ones are 90 calories per bag ( the small bags that come with the salads made up at the salad bars at the grocery stores ) and he will crush the croutons smaller than they come in the bag so the sprinkle over the salad better.
However, both of us..esp me! would rather leave off the croutons and use instead 20 grams of Doritos Hot Chili tortilla chips crushed up and sprinkled over the top. 20 grams of these is 100 calories! And they give your salad a bit of zing!
Hope some of these suggestions can help you enjoy your salads better. I love them! Often will cook 100 grams worth of chicken breast. Make up my salad with the veggies I mentioned...and use the Kraft FF caesar drsg. Cube the cooked chicken over the salad
100 grams of chicken = 100 calories
20 grams of Doridos = 100 calories
Kraft FF drsg = 100 calories
odds/ends like bacon bits & grated cheese = 100 calories
Total Salad = 400 calories! ( I always make sure I have loads of the lettuces/spinach which are all free calories...to bulk this up good! )
Heather~ New Brunswick~~Canada
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