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11/7/19 3:25 A

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I love the skinny girl dressing! It's only 10 calories for 2 tbsp. That's the lowest calorie dressing I've found so far and it tastes good. They have different flavors like ranch or honey mustard etc.

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11/4/19 12:18 P

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10/30/19 11:25 A

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I like Bolthouse Farms yogurt dressings - low in calories, carbs and sugars.

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10/29/19 1:14 P

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In addition to the Skinny Girl brand that someone already mentioned, Maple Grove Farms also has some very tasty, low-calorie dressings. They have several fat-free and sugar-free options, and it seems that most of their varieties have 25 or fewer calories/serving (especially the vinaigrette-types; but you've said you don't like those.)

Walden Farms also makes some good low-calorie dressings, but they are pricier.

Just be sure to read the labels so that you can see how many grams of sugar you're getting. The ones I use typically have 4g or less, but the ones you'd like may have a bit more.

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10/25/19 11:05 P

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I think it depends on what’s in the salad.



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10/25/19 4:02 P

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There is a ranch dressing by skinnygirl. I think it has 10 calories for 2 tbsp. It is a thin dressing. Our Wal-mart carries it here in Maryland. I would think that other Wal-marts would carry it too.



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9/29/19 8:36 A

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I found a champagne vinegarette that was so light, but I can't remember who makes it. Haven't seen it since early summer either.

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9/28/19 11:11 A

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I DO like dressings with vinegar, but was recently pleasantly surprised while visiting Italy to find that salads are often just dressed with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper. The fruity flavor of the olive oil comes through and enhances the natural salad flavors.



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9/20/19 6:34 P

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Tks for the Ranch recipe. I usually use Wishbone Fat free Italian. There are other good ones I know

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9/17/19 10:09 A

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I'm a ranch girl too! I often make my own ranch because I haven't found a bottled ranch I really like. I mix:

1/2 cup plain yogurt (regular or Greek)
1/2 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup regular mayo
2 tbsp Hidden Valley Ranch powder

I whisk it together and store in a pint jar. It's about 70 calories per 2 tbsp and to me is better than anything I've had from a bottle. :)



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9/14/19 3:01 P

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Thanks so much for the help! Those were all good suggestions and I am excited to try them. I am not good at creating so good to have some direction. You guys are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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9/14/19 7:02 A

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I second the Bolthouse brand. My local grocery stores usually have them in the refrigerated sections in the produce area. Another one I like is EVOO with balsamic or apple cider vinegar.

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9/13/19 9:05 P

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for ranch I would mix:

plain greek yogurt
dill
garlic powder
onion powder
chives
salt
black pepper

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9/13/19 4:23 P

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Maybe check out Spark Recipes to see if there is an option that you might enjoy. First one that I found for ranch, using plain non-fat Greek yogurt: recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=2106478
or you could try this one using your own spices instead of a package: recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=1522414


For some great variety, think about using avocado as part of the dressing, with lots of options in this search: recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipes.asp?food=a
vocado+dressing&a=


Since you prefer "smooth" (I read that as "creamy" and not "tangy"), anything starting with a dairy base (plain Greek yogurt or cottage cheese) or avocado will be your best bet. Really, you could just start with any (or all) of these, then add in your favourite spices, and thin it out with water or milk or non-dairy milk to taste. Just play around with things until you hit what you are in the mood for.

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9/13/19 4:15 P

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My favorite is a taco salad (just a regular salad with leftover taco meat on it) topped with either plain salsa or salsa mixed with a little sour cream. You could use plain yogurt in place of the sour cream as well...both give a nice creamy feel and tone down the acidity of the salsa.

I also sometimes make a ranch type dressing using plain Greek yogurt and spices I have on hand anyway. There's tons of recipes online. It usually comes out pretty thick like a veggie dip so if I want it for a salad I will thin it out with a little milk.

If you're looking for a prepared dressing, I used to buy one from the refrigerated section near the salad stuff. I think it was Bolthouse Farms? They had regular ranch, avocado ranch blue cheese, etc. Very low calorie and tasted good.



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9/13/19 3:36 P

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Anyone know of a good for you dressing for salads? I don't like anything tart like vinegar dressings. I need something smooth tasting. Any Ideas for me? I'm a ranch girl at heart.

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