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3 Healthy Dressings to Make Your Salad Pop

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Hello there! Are you on a vegan diet? Keto diet? Or someone that needs some changes in his/her lifestyle by eating healthier food? Speaking of healthy food, all people think of is eating veggies and fruits, white meat and less fatty foods. Most of them think the healthy way is to eat homemade salads. 

 

Yes, those green-leafy salads combined with your favorite salad dressings. Can those salad dressings that we can buy in the market also help us maintain the healthy lifestyle that we need? Do you know that you can make your own healthy salad dressing at home?

 

This recipe helps you make homemade salad dressings that will spice up your salads. The ingredients for salad dressing can be found in the kitchen or in the market like olive oil, salt and pepper, raspberry, avocado and honey mustard.

 

Avocado has a calorie count of 160 calories/100 grams which is greatly helpful for dieting. It also contains vitamin C, vitamin B-6 and magnesium with a total fat of 15 grams or 23% that can be considered as healthy fat. Raspberry has a calorie count of 53/100 grams and consists almost 50% vitamin C with a total fat of 0.7 grams or 1%. 

 

Olive oil has a great impact in making salad dressing because this oil has no cholesterol, sodium, sugar or carbohydrates. Although it has a total of 884 calorie/100 grams, it’s still the best to use for healthy meal prep for your salad dressing.

 

You can search the nutrifacts of the ingredients that you would like to use in your salad to avoid any high-calorie intake.

 

Continue to read this healthy salad dressing recipe below and also share with us your best salad dressing recipe experience. I hope this recipe helps you find the healthy homemade salad dressing that you want and need. 

 

Enjoy every platter of your healthy homemade salads with your own recipe of salad dressing.

 

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Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing

Ingredients

for up to 8 servings (about 2 tbsp):

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/3 cup extra light olive oil
  • 2/3 of cucumber
  • small handful cilantro
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • juice from 1 lime
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Calories
120
Protein
<1g
Fat
12g
Carbs
3g
Sodium
-
Fiber
2g
Sugar
<1g
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Chipotle Mint Raspberry Vinaigrette

Ingredients

for up to 8 servings (about 2 tbsp):

  •  1.5 cup raspberries
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/8 cup mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp chipotle chili pepper
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra light olive oil
  • juice from 1 mandarin
Steps
Calories
93
Protein
<1g
Fat
9g
Carbs
4g
Sodium
-
Fiber
2g
Sugar
3g
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Spicy Tropical Citrus Vinaigrette

Ingredients

for up to 8 servings (about 2 tbsp):

  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped pineapple
  • juice from 2 mandarins
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp mustard (I used Sir Kensington)
  • 1/3 cup extra light olive
  • 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 jalapeno
Steps
Calories
91
Protein
<1g
Fat
9g
Carbs
4g
Sodium
-
Fiber
2g
Sugar
3g