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Drop The Oil!



I recently discovered that the vinaigrette that I've been making for years has almost 700 calories from olive oil alone! I didn't think it could taste good with any less and I preemptively felt very deprived knowing I'd have to cut out my favorite food. Last night my husband made dinner for me, along with my "regular" salad. He later told me that he'd cut the total amount of olive oil for the entire salad to 2 tbls--I didn't miss a thing! So happy I can have my salad and eat it too! emoticon

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  • I use Kraft's Olive Oil dressings, and before I used to almost drown my salad in it. Now that I've been measuring all my food, 2 tbsp is plenty for a large salad that consists of 2 cups romaine, 1 cup cucumber, 3oz of grape tomatoes. The salad has just the right amount of dressing, allowing me to taste the fresh, crisp veggies without swimming in dressing.
    So I can still enjoy my favorite dressing without feeling deprived.
    emoticon - by BETHJ423
  • I've been skipping the oil altogether & using balsamic vinegar. I will use oil if I need to boost my fat calories. emoticon - by CHARITYCYCLIST

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