[center] Sexy Salad Dressings [/center]
Ever read the back of a bottle of salad dressing. Scary stuff: added sugar, junk fats, MSG, and several ingredients your college chemistry prof probably couldn’t pronounce. What’s in that “hidden valley” anyway, a chemical processing plant?
I gave up store-bought dressings a long time ago. Today I make my own using only a handful ingredients. This allows me to choose exactly what’s in there, reduce unnecessary calories where needed, and get rid of the garbage found in the store-bought stuff. Oh, and it tastes better too. Here’s a favorite:
Dilly Ranch Dressing
1 cup mayo, preferably <a href="http://tnation.T-Nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_bodybuilding_velocity_recipe/_homemade_mayo"target=“new”>homemade
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup plain, unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper, to taste
Whisk all ingredients together and enjoy.
How about honey mustard? Here it is in case you missed my <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/ChrisShugart"target=“new”>Twitter post.
Honey Mustard Dressing
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
pinch of Splenda or stevia to taste
Shake in a jar or whisk to combine.
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