A lot of people think that by just eating salads it will help them lose weight. Wrong! I say this because when I see people substitute a salad for one of their meals, I see lettuce, mixed with a lot of cheese and bacon, swimming in Ranch dressing.
Ranch dressing has a whopping 15 grams of fat and 328mg of sodium per 2 tablespoons!!! And when I see people use Ranch dressing, they usually are putting more like 8-9 tablespoons of dressing over their salads. Even light Ceaser salad dressing has 8 grams of fat per 2 tablespoons! Now this is better than 15 grams of fat, but we can do better than this.
I came across this salad dressing recipe when I was vacationing last year with my BFF in California and she had just started a special diet to help her lose a few pounds. She was under the supervision of a dietician who was helping her eat smarter and healthier. Now I tweaked the recipe a bit but it remains fat-free and gluten-free and still tastes delicious while helping me cut the fat and reduce my sodium intake.
Here’s my fat-free, gluten-free salad dressing that I hope you will enjoy as much as I do while not only helping you eat healthier, but eat smarter too!
Fat-free, gluten-free Salad Dressing
Prep time - 5 minutes
1 serving and makes enough for about 2 cups of lettuce of choice
1 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon Olive oil
1 Squirt Dijon mustard
1 Squirt of Honey
Salt and pepper to taste
Add vinegars and olive oil to small bowl. Squirt approximately ½ teaspoon of Dijon mustard and honey to vinegar mix. Blend well. Add in salt and pepper to taste. Pour over salad & Enjoy!
*I use pink Himalayan salt because it’s better for you than sea salt and table salt. I only use a small amount of salt for taste. If you want to read more about pink Himalayan salt here’s a link at body unburdened
* I found these cute little containers at my local Wal-Mart which are great for storing things like salad dressing.
* I make my salad dressing in these containers ahead of time so when I take it to work, it's already made and it fits in my lunch box.
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