Don't want to give up your favorite salad dressings or suffer the guilt from the fat and calories of eating them? Try dippinf your fork in dressing before each bite or putting a bite's worth of salad on your fork and dipping a forkful of salad in the dressing. You give the flavor, but use much less.
I always get dressing on the side of course todo that trick and use condiment dishes or olive oil dishes...small saucers to do the dip method at home.
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Getting salad dressing on the side is a no brainer when trying to eat better, but often the containers they bring out contain more dressing than they would have put on the salad in the first place! Dip your fork into your dressing before getting a bit of salad. That way every bite has a bit of dressing, but you save lots of calories. I can generally eat an entire dinner salad with 1 tsbp (or less) of dressing this way.
I abhor low cal salad dressings. I wanted to keep the full flavor of my favorite creamy style dressing but not all the calories. In order to give me that ability I measure out 1 tsp of salad dressing, then I dip the tines of my fork in the salad dressing and pick up a bite of salad. I get a taste of my yummy salad dressing in each bite and use no more than a teaspoon of salad dressing, in fact, usually I use less than that!
When eating out, I ask for the dressing on the side. When my salad arrives, rather than pouring the dressing over the salad, I dip each forkful of salad into the dressing. After I've eaten the salad, I usually have dressing left in the cup. Saves calories.
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