Which Salad Dressing Should I Choose?
It's summer time now and usually the time to enjoy more salad than we eat during colder winters. There are so many different salad dressings to choose from it gets very confusing.
When comparing store bought dressings, choose full fat dressing over “low fat” or “fat free” options. Dressings advertised as low fat tend to be higher in carbohydrates and added sugars.
Try to choose a dressing with around 2 grams of carbohydrates or less per serve (most dressings are 20mL per serve).
Here's a list of common dressings you can find in the supermarket.
As far as what is great in salads, leafy greens are excellent as well as other fresh veggies that taste great uncooked - think grated fresh veg, as well as the traditional tomato and lettuce. Avocado's and nuts are a great source of healthy fat as is yoghurt, and herbs can be added for that extra zing.
Small amounts of fetta cheese give a salad that extra texture and flavour and we like adding chopped strawberries too.