Put Your Salad Dressing On When You Make The Salad
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Two TBSP of my favorite oil based dressing wasn't cutting it with flavoring all of my veggies in my salad. Now in the morning, or the night before when preparing my salad, I put my 2 TBSP of dressing on the salad after I make it and let the veggies marinate in the dressing. Letting the dressing sit for a few hours covers the salad completely and the veggies are still crunchy and delicious!
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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!
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.
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