Tip: Choose a Healthy Salad Dressing

What are you putting on your salad? Salad dressing can significantly increase the calories and fat content of salad.

According to the USDA, more than two-thirds of American households report now serving salads at least once a day.  This is great news since eating vegetables and salads are very healthy, but what are you putting on your salad?  Salad dressing can significantly increase the calories and fat content of salad.

Call to Action:

  1. When eating out, ask for the salad dressing on the side and use no more than 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons.

  2. Choose a healthier dressing, one with little to no fat.  Here are several homemade salad dressing recipes to get you started.

Tasty no fat balsamic vinegar salad dressing .

Tasty nutritious ginger salad dressing.

Besides choosing a healthier salad dressing, also try to limit or avoid putting some of these high fat ingredients on your salad: croutons, cheese, and bacon bits.

To your good health,

Lynn

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