My two fave dressings.....
For a non fat dressing I use salsa on my salads. Tomatoes, cilantro, green onions, lemon juice. Process so its a chunky consistency.Sometimes I add mango or avocado pieces in the dressing.
For a fattier version...Tahini, garlic (thats up to you, i use it occasionally), dates, lemon (or orange if you want a sweeter version, very yummy) and cilantro. Blend. Add water if you want less thickness.
Hi Michelle. Welcome back. I'm really enjoying just plain old lime juice on my salads at the moment. I was finding the no fat dressings a bit too much flavour, so decided to keep it really simple. Lime juice is sublime...
I'm transitioning too. Today I had 2 green smoothies, an orange, a papaya smoothie, a lot of bananas, a couple of apples, a couple of small rice crackers at work, big salad at night with raw corn, tomato, cos lettuce and lime juice and a tiny bit of pasta sauce I made for my family. Had about 2500 cals all up.
2 quarts of fruit smoothies in the morning
Followed by 1 quart of green smoothies with rotation of the greens during the week a must!
Followed by a vegie snack or fruit snack or both
Ending the day with a humongous salad most of the days.
Lots of water. 8 hours of sleep. Outdoors in the sunshine. Vitamin B-12 (Methylcobalamin only!) patch twice a week.
Salad dressings are a cinch. Make a salad. Ask yourself what fruit or vegie or fruit/vegie dressing would be great on this. Blend those up and pour it on.
Get off the overt fats! No salt!!!! No phakephood (bottled dressings) Everything organic.
Michele, load up on the fruit hon. Vegies are 2ndry to this program and you'll develop an afinity to them soon enough. No worries. Give it time.
Michelle, I can't think of a salad that I make that *doesn't* contain at least one sweet fruit! Usually it's tangelos these days, and in the winter it was oranges. When they're around (summer, yay!) I LOVE mangoes in my salads.
So try a salad like this: ripe juicy tomatoes, mangoes/tangelos/oranges (whichever one you have), cucumbers or zuchinis (cut up small), red peppers cut very thinly, and some sort of sweet greens (baby spinach, romaine, etc). Then once you have everything in there, mix it with your hands really well, kinda squeezing it, so that all the juices of the tomatoes and fruit flow together...mmm! You could even add some extra juice from a tangelo/orange to the salad.
That's is how I like my salads when I make them :). You could also add some cut up dill/mint/basil if you have any around. I *love* dill in my salads.
You could also make some very delish dressings with: tomatoes, tangelos or mangoes, dill or basil, red peppers (this adds thickness, so I usually add quite a bit).
Hope this helped!