So you're wondering why you're still packing on the pounds even if you decide to eat salad for lunch and dinner for your Holiday detox. Step on the brakes and look at the label of your store-brought salad dressing!
Though they claim to be healthy, most store-bought salad dressings are laden with empty calories, fat, sugar and salt - definitely not good for your waistline and holistic well-being in general!
Many health buffs are intimidated to make their own salad dressings, but it's actually a lot easier than it seems. In fact, it only takes three ingredients to create a healthy salad dressing that would make that bowl of greens a yummy, satisfying treat!
3 Ingredient Salad Dressing (Simply Taralynn)
This salad dressing is perfect for newbies in the salad-dressing-making department. Because the ingredients include all-purpose seasoning, chances are, you wouldn't have to use salt and pepper anymore. Parmesan cheese gives this dressing that delicious but subtle saltiness perfect for cheese lovers.
"Making it at home is much cheaper and allows you to customize it to your own tastebuds. I love using lemon, flavored balsamic, and different oils to create different flavors."
- Light olive oil
- All purpose seasoning
- Parmesan cheese
3 Ingredient Orange Vinaigrette (Mindy's Cooking Obsession)
If you're a fan of fruity, citrus-y vinaigrette, then this is a quick and easy salad dressing for you. With three healthy ingredients, this is as healthy as salad dressings get. Since vitamin C from the orange aids in collagen production, think of this dressing as an anti-ageing potion that you can pour on your salad!
"This 3 Ingredient Orange Vinaigrette is one of my favorite! I eat an orange daily to get my vitamin C fix, so I always have them on hand."
- 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice + zest
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
3 Ingredient Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing (Jar of Lemons)
This salad dressing is perfect for those who love creamy salad dressings but don't have enough calorie credits for French or Caesar dressing. The creaminess of the avocado and the green yogurt complement each other very well, while the lime wakes up the flavors and adds zing to your salad!
"With this dressing recipe, you’re actually adding MORE good-for-you things to your salad. As opposed to just covering the salad in a bunch of bad stuff!"
- 1 avocado
- 1 Tbsp nonfat plain greek yogurt
- 2 limes