We all know eating salad before a main meal is a great way to fill up before an entree. While I always order my dressing on the side, I found that even though you control how much you drizzle on, a lot can be lost as it drips to the bottom of the bowl, or over saturates some areas, then leaves others dry. My go to solution: dip my fork in my dressing (typically a vinaigrette or other type of light, non creamy version). That way I get a bit of dressing flavor in every bite but never over do it.
You'll be surprised how much dressing is left over in that side dish, yet you'll feel like you got much more per bite.
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My thin friend does this: She gets dressing on the side at a restaurant, dips her fork in it and then she takes a bite of her salad. She does NOT pour the whole thing on her salad like I used to do!
You get to have your "cake" (dressing, in this case) and eat it too (you get some taste without all of the fat). Of course, you can modify it for home use - you can use a small cup measure to dip your fork in. Most of the dressing will fall back into the cup after you dip the fork.
Instead of pouring salad dressing on your salad (and losing control of how much you are eating)...keep the dressing in a cup on the side and dip your fork into the dressing and then grab a forkful of your salad. A little dressing stays on the fork and is just enough to suit your tastebuds.4
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