There are a lot of unique ways to reduce the amount of calories in salad dressing. The first step, is to make healthier choices. Even if a particular flavor or brand of salad dressing may be a preference, the calories per serving can be quite a shock. If one serving of dressing is more than 110 calories, then consider cutting the serving in half.
A one cup salad serving may only need one tablespoon of salad dressing as prose to two. Place the salad in an air tight container, add the salad dressing, close the lid and shake. This technique will distribute the contents more thoroughly without the need to add more.
A few of the salad dressing brands sold on the market contain a high amount of sugars, heavy vegetable oils, and other forms of artificial flavors.To avoid the commercial additives found in most salad dressing brands, the second step, is to create a dressing from the kitchen at home. These two particular salad dressing recipes are easy and only take a few minutes to make.
Mango Bay Salad Dressing:
Add 3/4 a cup of balsamic vinegar and 1/3 cup of honey into a small bowl. Use a wire whisk to mix ingredients together. Place a 1/2 cup of diced mangos, 1/4 cup of blueberries, 1 cup of lettuce, diced tomatoes, carrots, radishes, cucumbers, and the balsamic vinegar mixture into an air tight container. Shake all contents until dressing is completely mixed. The flavors added with the chunks of mangos are absolutely amazing.
Low Fat Italian Parmesan Salad Dressing:
Place 1/4 cup of finely chopped capers, 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup of red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup of low fat grated parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon of finely chopped sun dried tomatoes, a pinch of salt and pepper into an air tight container and shake. Place one to two servings of prepared raw spinach, diced tomatoes, romaine lettuce in a bowl. Add two to three tablespoons of the salad dressing and toss. Top the salad off with boiled eggs, and garnish with parsley flakes.