I made up a homeade dressing a few months ago that I think is healthier than store bought dressings. The only bad thing is its really High in Sodium!
Make salad with whatever ingredients you like. Add olive oil, lemon juice, garlic salt, & lemon pepper To Taste! TOSS!! ENJOY!!! Lemon Juice and Seasonings don't have calories so for tracking I just use 2 tbsp of olive oil per 1.5 cups of tossed salad.
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I recently grew a lot of salad in my garden and starting eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner with some other foods on the side. I found a felt full with a bunch of salad because it crowded out other foods I would eat instead. I lost six pounds in one week and am still losing.
I use a homemade salad dressing by Nataila Rose Chili Lime Dressing and Annie's Natural's Goddess dressing light
Some vinegar in your diet may improve your blood sugar Nobumasa Ogawa, Ph.D., of Tokyo University in Tokyo, discovered that the acetic acid inhibits the activity of several carbohydrate-digesting enzymes, when vinegar is present in the intestines, some sugars and starches temporarily pass through without being digested, so they have less of an impact on blood sugar. Just two teaspoons of vinegar, taken with a meal, may help you keep better blood glucose control. See more info...
The easiest way to get the vinegar is by using an oil and vinegar salad dressing, vinaigrette dressings drizzled over steamed veggies, or whole wheat bread dipped in Olive Oil and vinegar
make salad dressing with mortar and pestle. pound one half clove garlic with course salt. add one tablespoon olive oil. Then mix well with pestle. Add a pinch of sugar and a tiny bit of mustard. Then add 3 large tablespoons of plain yogurt, and two tablesp. vinegar. adjust seasoning
If you use some plain yogurt instead of OIL in the salad dressing, you get a delicious creamy salad dressing
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