That's what I ask the waiter when ordering a salad. And then I just dip my fork into the little cup with the dressing before I pick up the salad from my plate. A very effective way of avoiding unwelcome calories. And, by the way, less dressing makes the salad taste better, anyway ! Enjoy
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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.
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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