HEALTHY, EASY TO MAKE SALAD DRESSINGS

31 Dec

Unless you are paying attention, you might not already know that salads are not always your friend if you are trying to eat healthy and / or lose weight. If you want to hear this same message from multiple sources, click on the links below. If you are already convinced and you want to take a giant step towards getting the most from your salad eating, keep reading!

One of the best things you can do to make sure your salad eating isn’t sabotaging you is to make your own salad dressing. If you use the mix-n-match recipes below in advance, you’ll always have healthy dressing on hand and you’ll always be ready! I like to make one jar of the vinaigrette dressing and one of the creamy dressing at the same time. If the healthy stuff is within reach, it’s much easier to eat right!

Vinaigrette Mix-N-Match Dressing

Mix the following ingredients in a blender. Chill. Enjoy!

¼ cup oil (I prefer olive oil, but pick your favorite)

¼ cup vinegar (I prefer apple cider vinegar, but pick your… Are you getting the gist of the mix-n-match approach?)

¼ cup berries (I like strawberries, but…)

Juice of one lemon (I prefer limes, but you can really go wild and try grapefruit juice if that floats your boat!)

1 TBS of honey (You can use any healthy sweetener of your preference!)

1 – 2 cloves of garlic (Unless you are allergic to garlic or just really hate it, this is an ingredient that doesn’t seem optional to me!)

Herbs of your choice (I really like thyme with this recipe, but do your thing!)

Creamy Mix-N-Match Dressing

Again, mix the following ingredients in a blender. Chill. Enjoy!

¼ cup soaked raw cashews (I don’t recommend using any other type of nut. Cashews give you the creaminess you want!)

1/8 cup sesame seeds (Feel free to use other things, like pine nuts, here!)

3 TBS lemon juice (Again, I prefer lime juice.)

2 cloves of garlic (You already know how I feel about the garlic!)

1 tsp miso

½ tsp kelp

1 tsp sweetener

¼ cup water

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