Most salad dressings are empty calories. Instead of regular salad dressing, try salsa, hummus thinned out with water or lemon juice, or any kind of yogurt sauce (greek tzatziki, indian raita, etc.) Any of these have lower calories and more nutrition than the empty fat/sugar calories of salad dressing.
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Take the boredom out of salads. Keep a variety of different salad fixin's to vary up your plate. I keep craisins, low fat feta cheese, low sodium - low fat grated cheeses, low sodium turkey breast, as well as broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, celery, frozen baby peas and healthy salad dressings.
Use baked Tortilla chips for taco salad, with low fat sour cram, and cooked ground turkey meat, add apple slices, orange slices, tuna, shrimp to further enhance the salad variety.
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
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.
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