Healthy Salad Dressing Recipe: Stop Using Fattening Salad Dressings
In this blog post, I’m going to share with you my healthy salad dressing recipe. But before I do that, believe me, I understand how hard it can be to pass on the french fries for the healthier side salad option. But what if I told you you could be sabotaging your healthy fat loss endeavours by simply using an unhealthy and fattening salad dressing?
I see the following situation all the time. Ricky and Lisa are out on a first date. Ricky orders the steak and potatoes while Lisa (wanting to impress Ricky) orders the healthy grilled chicken salad. But is the grilled chicken salad really that healthy? Well that depends on if the restaurant uses a healthy salad dressing recipe. In this case, Lisa loads on a thick and creamy pre-packaged store bought dressing. Hello calories!
Lisa is not alone. Unfortunately many people with good intentions, often slow all progress with their fat loss goals by dumping unhealthy, store bought, processed salad dressings filled with nasty fattening additives and ingredients over their salad.
Personally, I have not bought or used pre-packaged salad dressing in many years. Here’s why:
- Most pre-packaged salad dressings are filled with unhealthy and fattening ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup (also known as glucose-fructose). Go look in your cupboard and see for yourself.
- These pre-packaged salad dressings usually contain unhealthy heavily refined oils such as soybean oil and refined canola oil. Did I just say refined canola oil IS NOT healthy? Yes I did. Despite what marketers say, the refining process that soybean and canola oil go through makes the polyunsaturated portion of these oils very oxidative and highly inflammatory in the body. The ratio of omega 6s in soybean oil is also way to high and adds to the already imbalanced omega 6 to omega 3 ratio.
- Watch out for this often deceptive marketing practice…”Made With Olive Oil”. Just because the label says it’s made with olive oil, it doesn’t mean it’s the main ingredient. Always look at the ingredients label. Often times the ingredients label will reveal the primary ingredients are soybean oil or canola oil. The olive oil is often a secondary ingredient found in very small amounts.
- And finally…I don’t buy pre-packaged dressing because it is so easy to make your own healthy salad dressing recipe!
Avoid The Confusion And Make Your Own Easy, Delicious, and Healthy Salad Dressing Recipe
Healthy Salad Dressing Recipe: Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Balsamic Vinegar (1/3 of container)
- Apple Cider Vinegar (1/3 of container)
- The final 1/3 of the container is filled with an equal amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Udo’s Choice EFA Oil Blend
- 1 tsp of real maple syrup
- A small amount of black powder, garlic powder, and onion powder
1. Add all the ingredients into the empty salad dressing container.
2. Mix the ingredients by shaking the container.
If you have never heard of Udo’s Choice EFA Oil Blend before, you need to add this to your grocery list. Similar to extra virgin olive oil, Udo’s is a great source of healthy fats. However, they both provide different sources of healthy fats. Extra virgin olive oil is a great source of antioxidants and monounsaturated fats, but it’s low in essential fatty acids (EFA). Udo’s oil is higher in unrefined polyunsaturated fats with a healthy and balanced omega 3 to omega 6 ratio.
There are different kinds of Udo’s oil. If you ever heard of DHA algae oil, it can be found in The DHA 3-6-9 blend of Udo’s oil along with organic flax oil, coconut oil, evening primrose oil, rice bran oil, oat germ oil, and bran oil.
You can find Udo’s Choice Oil Blends at most health food stores and some mainstream grocery stores. If not, you can order it from Amazon by clicking here. You can also use other EFA oil blends but just make sure they are cold-pressed as this protects the quality of the EFAs. Be sure to never heat EFA oil blends.
Adding these two healthy oils together makes a delicious, super healthy, and complete fat source!
Brad Gouthro is a certified fitness trainer, certified nutrition specialist, and author of the hot new selling fitness and nutrition program, Awaken The Abs Within.
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