I love to have salads when eating out. They're a lot of work to make. I have the fattening items left off (croutons, eggs, cheese, etc) but the light dressing options are often limited. So I carry my own in a little screw top bottle (bought mine at REI). It's a perfect solution for me.
My favorites are Kraft Fat Free French and the fat free Trader Joe Balsamic vinegarette.
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Lime juice can serve as a healthy, low-cal substitute for salad dressing. I have found that I prefer the zing of lime on my salads! Salads in restaurants usually have enough added calories before adding the dressing. One way I keep the calories and fat down is to bring a cut lime in a baggie when I plan to order a salad at a restaurant. Ask them to hold the dressing, squeeze on the lime at the table, and enjoy!
Romaine has better nutrional value than iceberg if you want to maximize your health benefits. Romaine contains vitamin C and beta-carotene,vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, manganese, chromium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and the minerals like potassium. Helps lower cholesterol, may fight cancer cells, brings down high BP. Much better than Iceberg lettuce.
Use Ken's Healthy Options for low cal salad dressing or lemon juice.
When I order a tossed salad in a restaurant, or when making it at home, I have my salad dressing on the side. Before each bite of salad I dip the fork prongs barely in the dressing. Then pick up some salad. You use very little dressing and still taste it with every bite.
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