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dasouth
04-10-2013, 11:19 AM
Hi bodyspace,

I have made a dramatic lifestyle change. I do not drink alcohol any more, I stay physically active, eat healthy, and I drink an adequate amount of water per day. But, I am having a problem with finding a salad drinking that taste good and is healthy. I currently use hidden valley ranch. I know its not the best thing for me so I would like some suggestions from someone that could help me find the right dressing.

bah01001
04-10-2013, 11:22 AM
I use Salsa on my salads as dressing and also use BBQ sauce.

I havent tried making this yet, but you can make ranch w/ Greek Yogurt

http://www.laaloosh.com/2012/05/09/healthy-ranch-dressing-recipe/

bambam601
04-10-2013, 11:56 AM
you could probably try walden farms zero calorie salad dressings, they have many to choose from.
http://www.americandiabeteswholesale.com/images/Walden-Farms-BOGO-Salad-Dressings.jpg
i cant vouch for it tho since ive never tried any of them.

but they're pancake syrup is phuckin amazing imo!

vismal
04-10-2013, 12:03 PM
you could probably try walden farms zero calorie salad dressings, they have many to choose from.
http://www.americandiabeteswholesale.com/images/Walden-Farms-BOGO-Salad-Dressings.jpg
i cant vouch for it tho since ive never tried any of them.

but they're pancake syrup is phuckin amazing imo!

Strong this! Many of the walden farms dressings are great. If you order some do yourself a favor and get their zero calories chocolate sauce too!

blindspot13
04-10-2013, 12:10 PM
walden farms, anything low fat... 50 calories for 2tbsp of dressing shouldn't be that big of a problem. Whatever you chose, just make sure it fits your macros.

WonderPug
04-10-2013, 12:23 PM
"Healthy" doesn't mean low fat processed garbage.

Blue cheese dressing made from blue cheese, EVOO and mayonnaise would be an example of a yummy dressing.

desslok
04-10-2013, 12:28 PM
Go to whole foods and check in the refrigerated section. A LOT of good choices there. I like the buttermilk ranch one that is actually made with real buttermilk. They even have oil-free ones that are pretty good for cutting.

But, if you want a cheaper solution, Newmans Own makes some great ones, vinagraittes, italian etc that don't have trans fats and crap.

Chaohinon
04-10-2013, 12:31 PM
If you can find it in stores, get Bragg's "Healthy Vinaigrette". It's the only store-bought salad dressing I've found that's made with just olive oil, no soybean or canola-type ****.
http://www.amazon.com/Bragg-Organic-Vinaigrette-Salad-Dressing/dp/B000E60TMY

Otherwise, learn how to make a balsamic reduction:
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Once it's thick and cooled off, just drizzle that on your salad along with a splash of EVOO and lemon juice

You can also make reductions with apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar.

cumminslifter
04-10-2013, 01:56 PM
you could probably try walden farms zero calorie salad dressings, they have many to choose from.
http://www.americandiabeteswholesale.com/images/Walden-Farms-BOGO-Salad-Dressings.jpg
i cant vouch for it tho since ive never tried any of them.

but they're pancake syrup is phuckin amazing imo!I third this! I have enjoyed almost all of their products

bambam601
04-10-2013, 02:03 PM
I third this! I have enjoyed almost all of their products

what are your thoughts on the ketchup or tomato pasta sauce if you've tried them?
i was expecting them to be at least decent but i couldnt even get past 2 bites of either..

leinenn
04-10-2013, 02:35 PM
walden farms, salsa, cottage cheese.. as nasty as it sounds, cottage cheese+salsa=amazing.

cumminslifter
04-10-2013, 02:48 PM
what are your thoughts on the ketchup or tomato pasta sauce if you've tried them?
i was expecting them to be at least decent but i couldnt even get past 2 bites of either..those are actually the 2 that I haven't tried because I use Heinz no sugar added ketchup

Hdude
04-10-2013, 02:52 PM
Greek yogurt sirracha sauce old fashion mustard. Tastes like cesar dressing

iGlisten
04-10-2013, 03:12 PM
Bottled salad dressings are so full of chemicals, so I try to make my own as much as possible. Here are a few healthier suggestions:

-Avocado flesh, 1/2 piece of raw garlic pressed through garlic press, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper- blend in food processor until creamy, may add small amounts of water to thin out, adjust salt to taste

-Asian-Soy Dressing: 1 part Japanese Vinegar (may use the lightly sweetened kind for sushi), 1/2-1 part canola oil, dash sesame oil, couple tablespoons soy sauce, spooful of honey or Stevia- shake in jar or shaker- great on Asian types of salads- shredded lettuce, shredded chicken, orange segments or dried cranberries, toasted almonds

-For an Asian Peanut Butter Salad Dressing, use the above Asian-Soy Dressing, but add 1/2 part of Natural Peanut Butter, and blend in food processor. Should end up the texture of Ranch Dressing, so add more Peanut Butter if needed.

-Homemade Salsa: Chopped Tomatoes, Lime Juice, 1 clove pressed garlic, chopped cilantro, finely diced jalapeno pepper, chopped sweet onion, salt- coarsely grind in food processor using short pulses, being careful not to liquefy

bambam601
04-10-2013, 05:44 PM
those are actually the 2 that I haven't tried because I use Heinz no sugar added ketchup

i gotcha. i definitely went right back to heinz after trying that. i might have to look into the no sugar added tho.

cumminslifter
04-10-2013, 05:59 PM
i gotcha. i definitely went right back to heinz after trying that. i might have to look into the no sugar added tho.tastes just like normal ketchup with 1g carb per 16grams of weight. I put that shiz on everything

SeanVHA60013
04-10-2013, 06:46 PM
I like the Good Seasons Zesty Italian dressing packets, where I get to choose my own oil & vinegar and mix in the provided carafe. I typically use extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

SoccerMuscle5
04-10-2013, 06:51 PM
One of the best salad dressings you can use is apple cider vinegar and extra Virgin olive oil. You get the acid from tr vinegar and a base in the oil. It's a good match. This is what I would use. Good luck on your training.