I LOVE ranch dressing, but its one of the worst calorie & fat offenders. Many years ago I discovered the perfect alternative. Its from Trader Joe's & its called Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, you can find it in their refrigerated section next to the salads. I believe 2tbsp is 30 cals!
Its a little bit thinner than your typical ranch dressing, but the taste is out of this world!! Its got a nice subtle peppery taste and that creamy goodness you are use to tasting with ranch. Please give it a try! Its great as a dip, marinade, or as binder when breading!
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A tangy, creamy ranch dressing made with fat free cottage cheese and low calorie powder ranch mix.
I used part of a packet of low calorie ranch dressing powder & used my submersion blender to smooth it out. Add a little h2o to get the consistency wanted. 1/2 cup serving of cottage cheese is about 80. So as long as you don't drown your food, you're way ahead of the game.
Buttermilk Ranch Powder, Light Mayonnaise, and 2% Milk make a low fat low calorie ranch dressing. You can make it to suit yourself. You could even use skim milk. The packet calls for buttermilk and mayonnaise...I substituted the butter milk for 2% and the mayonnaise for Light Mayo.
I love Ranch Dressing and I like Italian, but neither of the two are low calorie. So I came up with the idea to make my own ranch dressing and splurge once in a while on Italian.
I love ranch dressing, but event the "light" ranch has alot of calories. So in order to still use it I use only a 1 tbsp(instead of the usualy serving size of 2) and mix it into my 1.5-2 cups of salad thoroughly. If I mix it well enough, it is sufficient to provide that yummy ranch taste on every bite.
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