Archive for July, 2006

What the Well Dressed Salad Wears

Salad is often the first thing people think of when they’re trying to cut down on calories and eat healthy. It’s a good instinct – salads made with leafy greens and other veggies are packed with important nutrients and health protection. The problem is when those salads get dressed. To put it bluntly – they get fat.

There are plenty of ways to get lots of flavor in a dressing without a lot of fat. Olive oil is fine for a base when used in moderate amounts. Other bases, though, like a fruit or vegetable juice, can replace the oil in many vinaigrette recipes. Even creamy dressings don’t have to be heavy and fat-laden. They can be lightened up with non- or low-fat buttermilk, yogurt, or sour cream.

Wow, now that seems like one of those NBC, “The More You Know” type blurbs.


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