salad dressing survival guide

IMG_2051

Healthy eating and salads go together like peanut butter and jelly, only better for you. The problem is, that beautiful bed of nutritious vegetables stands at the mercy of your choice in salad dressing.

creamy dressings (ranch, thousand island, etc.) tend to be high in fat and calories. If fat loss is your goal, try to limit these.

fat-free dressings are marketed as the best choice for calorie counters, but in reality you’re depriving your body of many of the good-for-you vitamins you just ate. You see, some vitamins are best taken into our bodies with fat. If you’re eating salad with fat-free dressing, you may not absorb those nutrients properly.

What’s a salad lover to do? I suggest getting a little creative with olive oil (bonus points for healthy fats!), vinegars, and seasonings to make your own dressing. Not feeling crafty? When choosing a bottled salad dressing at the store, look for a vinaigrette with an ingredients list that is short and recognizable.

Advertisements

So, what do you think? Comments:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s