Healthy Dressing for Your Winter Salad

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Let’s face it, the summer months dominate the salad scene with a multitude of healthy vinaigrette dressings leading the way. During the colder months, we tend to reach for the heartier, creamier, crumble cheese dressings, which can quickly defeat the purpose of making a healthy salad choice. As we craved our creamy dressings this winter, Kevin came up with a delicious solution to our pressing dressing problem.

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By swapping out some of the high fat ingredients we used to either use or buy, Kevin came up with this alternative that is not only delicious, but saves you 356 calories, 38g of fat and 11g of saturated fat! This easy two-step salad dressing is delicious and will definitely satisfy your craving for that creamy dressing this winter, and all year round!

7 ½ oz Cream cheese, chive variety, 1/3 less fatHealthy Salad Dressing pouring from jar

¼ cup Half & Half, fat free

1 Tbsp. Bacon bits, reduced fat

½ cup Feta cheese, light

1/8 tsp Garlic Salt

1. In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together and let it chill in the refrigerator for ten minutes.

2. Remove the bowl from the fridge and stir, incorporating all the ingredients.

 

 

 

healthy salad with dressing

 

 

 

Kevin’s Tip #1: We used baby spinach for this photo, but this dressing stands up well with any other leafy greens like Romaine, Bibb, Ice burg or Swiss Chard.

 

 

 

 

Kevin’s Tip #2: If you order a salad in a restaurant, watch out for dressing! Even if you order a lighter version, restaurants tend to be heavy handed with the amount of dressing they put on a salad. Ask for it on the side and then dip your fork in for each bite. This gives you the dressing you want and allows you to control the amount yourself.     

Fork with healthy salad dressing on tines

 

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