Salad Dressings That Burn Fat!

Summer is the perfect time to eat a refreshing salad, but I want to make sure you are not taking in as many calories and fat in your dressing as a six-piece chicken nugget meal!

Sure salads are healthy, but some dressings can add up to 400 or more calories. I am going to assume that’s not why you are reaching for your greens!!  If you like to dress your salads, I put together these low calorie recipes, packed with flavor, so you can lose up to two pounds of fat a month this summer! That is… if you are a ‘creamy ranch junkie’ or can’t get away from your oil based house dressings.
*Each recipe makes 4-6 serving; making these dressings less than 130 calories!

Sweet Maple Vinaigrette

For salads topped with salmon, strawberry spinach salads or just a sweet dressing for dipping veggies, reach for this low calorie Maple Vinaigrette.
**less than 10 calories per serving! 

INGREDIENTS: 

  •  1/2 cup White Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tbs Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Organic Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Maple Extract

Asian Soy Vinaigrette

For Chop, Chicken, or Sashimi Salads and Asian Spinach Salads try this Asian Soy Vinaigrette.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup White Rice VinegaR
  • 2 tbs Sesame Seed Oil
  • 1 tbs Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Organic Brown Sugar (you can use two packets of stevia instead for a lower calorie dressing)

Balsamic Citrus Dressing

Great with chicken and avocado salads!

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 fresh lemon squeezed
  • 1/2 fresh lime squeezed
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

This dressing is great with chopped kale salads, for marinades or in chicken wraps.
*Keep refrigerated

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup White Rice Vinegar
  •  2 tbs Olive Oil
  • 2 tbs 0% Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tbs Honey
  • 1 fresh Lemon squeezed
  • 2 tsp Poppy Seed
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 Small Packets Stevia OR honey to taste

Creamy Italian!

* Keep refrigerated

For those of you that want something more creamy- this will hit the spot.

INGREDIENTS: 

  •  1 cup low fat or fat free Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons white rice vinegar
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 2 Packets stevia or honey to taste
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • A little ground black pepper

If you have a favorite dressing or dip recipe, share with us in the comments below!!