- Homemade salad dressing tastes so much better.
- Because it is richer, you only need to use a small amount- saving you calories and fat, in the end.
- Store-bought salad dressing is often loaded with sodium, whereas you can control the salt level in your own dressing. PS- excess salt puts a lot of pressure on your already hard-working heart.
- Lets Compare Ingredients…
What’s in homemade dressing?
-Salt & pepper
What’s in store-bought dressing? (Using WishBone fat-free Italian)-salt, garlic
So, which one would you rather eat?
And the kicker…making homemade salad dressing takes almost the same amount of time as going into the fridge and opening a bottle.
The Simple Dress:
Put 1 T vinegar in a bowl, add a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk in 2 T of olive oil.
The Accessorized Dress:
Put 1 T balsamic vinegar in a bowl. Add salt and pepper, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 tsp honey. Whisk in 1-2 T olive oil.
-Instead of vinegar, try lemon juice, lime juice, apple cider, or even fresh orange juice!
-Add chopped shallots or onions
-Add some more spices; try garlic powder, crushed red pepper, oregano, or fresh herbs
--Samantha Jacobs, RD