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Jan 17th '14, 16:26 PM  
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Salad dressing

Salad dressing is my downfall. I love salads but my problem is with the dressing. I love creamy blue cheese, ranch style with buttermilk, or creamy Italian.

I've been trying to do better by using more vinaigrette style dressings but they lack that creaminess that I like on a salad and usually end up having the same amount of oil. I cheated and found a way around it. Before I put dressing on my salad I take a big spoonful of thick Greek yogurt and toss it around. Then I put on a little vinaigrette or balsamic type dressing.

It's good! I don't have to use as much of the oil based dressing and I've added calcium to my plate and given it that creamy texture.
Jan 17th '14, 16:35 PM  
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I only use ranch but I know what you mean here. I have tried others in the past but nothing works for me unless it is ranch. I still use low calorie ranch which helps and I have been cutting back to. Last night was actually salad night in our house and I was very proud with how little I used!
Jan 17th '14, 17:00 PM  
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Good call, I was gonna suggest any form of yogurt that would do the trick. I have moved to making my own salad dressing. Olive oil, some favorite balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and voila! You've got some tasty salad dressing.
Jan 18th '14, 01:42 AM  
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You use Greek yogurt on salad? I will have to try that. Do you use a fruit flavored one or plain? I don't know if I would like this. I do love ranch dressing. I try to eat oil and vinegar or zesty Italian.
Jan 18th '14, 05:02 AM  
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Ranch dressing used to be the only dressing I would eat, but I have since switched to a light Balsamic Vinaigrette for the calorie savings. I still miss my real ranch, though!
Jan 18th '14, 14:38 PM  
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That sounds like a great idea. I love ranch dressing
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