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Lowfat salad dressing- what's a good one?

I'm addicted to Girard's Champagne, Italian, and Caesar dressings, all of which have l/f versions which are good, but still pretty fatty. Any suggestions? I LOVE salad, but can't really stand the super healthy dressings.

Sun. Jan 8, 1:54pm

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I love almost all of the Kraft Light Done Right dressings. Especially the three cheese ranch!

Sunday, January 08, 2006, 1:54 PM

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Newman's Own Light Dressing is great. It has very basic ingredients, tastes great and doesn't have any sugar in it like the majority of other light dressings in the store

Sunday, January 08, 2006, 2:32 PM

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i just use balsamic vinegar straight... not too much though or it tends to make your mouth and lips a bit sore!

Sunday, January 08, 2006, 5:21 PM

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Trader Joes

IF there's one near you, they have a creamy cilantro dressing that is great for salads and cooking, some other decent low fat worth trying. I tend to make my own because I don't like all the added sugar and chemicals that are needed to make it low fat.

If you like the lf dressing you use, why not just measure the portion? One tablespoon will often do it.

Sunday, January 08, 2006, 5:29 PM

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good old olive oil and vinegar. May not be light but tastes great with lemon, garlic, salt and pepper. And so satsifying that you don't need to douse your salad.

Sunday, January 08, 2006, 5:54 PM

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I second the TJ's dressings. They have a Champagne Pear Gorgonzola Vinegarette that is low fat and amazing! I used to love Cucina Cucina FF house (mainly for cooking pasta dishes), but grocery stores near me have stopped carrying it.

One thing to note: I wouldn't go totally fat free. Fat is a great transport mechanism for getting nutrients to your body and you will absorb more of the nutrients in your salad if you eat a bit of fat with it (don't go overboard, but some is helpful). You will also be more satisfied. Measuring your portion is a great way to ensure that you are not exceeding your recommended amount.

Sunday, January 08, 2006, 6:28 PM

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It sounds weird, but my new favorite is soy sauce and rice vinegar. It really tastes great!!

Otherwise, red wine vinegar, sometimes with a little olive oil, sometimes not.

Sunday, January 08, 2006, 6:47 PM

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I make my own out of 4 tbs honey, 4 tbs apple cider vinegar, 3/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp of pepper. A little really goes a long way with this dressing and I only need 1-2 tsp for a huge salad.

Sunday, January 08, 2006, 8:40 PM

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not necessarily low fat, but I'm anti-low fat anyways. But it's a good fat...

In the blender, throw 1/4 cup almond oil, 3 tbsp lemon juice, slice of red & green pepper, tsp garlic, dash salt, dash cayenne, some onion flakes, bit of parsely, turmeric and puree.

Monday, January 09, 2006, 2:51 AM

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I make my own salad dressing with oil and vinegar and herbs. Not necessarily low-fats but if you make it with canola or olive oil you are getting healthy fats. Once you make your own, you won't go back to the store bought kind

Monday, January 09, 2006, 7:17 AM

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