Last week, my wife and I decided to have a salad for lunch. Being a health conscious family we always keep healthy choices of salad dressing handy. So we went into the fridge to get salad dressing for our meal. My wife grabbed the bottle, paused and said, “I wonder what’s really in this supposedly healthy salad dressing.” As she read the ingredients, she turned at me said, “Honey, I am not eating this. Do you see wants in this stuff?” She swiftly tossed the dressings in the trash.
Since then, I have decided to make my own salad dressing. When it comes to nutrition it is vital to realize that you should consume things in its natural form or closest to its natural form as possible. So this means passing on the items that have ingredients with extra long names and are high in sugar and other possible harmful ingredients.
Here is an example- try to guess what salad dressing this is:
Water, Vinegar, Sugar, Corn Syrup Dried, Salt, Cheese Parmesan, Milk Cows Made From, Chesse (Milk Part Skim, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzyme(s)), Onion(s) Juice, Molasses, Phosphoric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Whey, with Potassium Sorbate and, Calcuim Disodium EDTA As Preservatives, Pepper(s) Bell Red Dried, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Yeast Extract, Spice(s), Buttermilk Fat, Lemon(s) Juice Concentrate, Garlic Dried, Caramel Color, Milk Skim, Sodium Phosphate, Enzyme(s), Disodium Phosphate, Oleoresin Paprika, Dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
(I will reveal the answer in my next post)
So rather than using the above ingredients, here is a list of ingredients for a lemon olive oil vinaigrette that I make myself.
Apple cider vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice (from a fresh lemon), honey, salt, pepper.
Mix these ingredients together. Add little or a lot of each ingredient to suit your taste (go very light on the salt.
Enjoy healthy eating!
Weight Loss Coach & Trainer