If you want to live a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing taste this post is for you. I used to hate eating salads even as a side dish. But I’ve had a complete change of heart and it all started when I began making my own salads and dressing. Now, I can say that I am an avid salad eater. I love the freshness of the ingredients, how light they feel in my body and yummy in my mouth. Check out these 5 tips for more on how I get my veggies in.
Ok, let’s get down to business. Buying salad dressing can be very appealing in our fast pace world but I want you to consider making a change. Here are 5 reasons why you should make your own.
1. IT’S EASY
You don’t need any fancy ingredients to make salad dressing. All it takes is extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix them together in a small bowl will literally take 1 minute and the results: a flavorful sauce for your greens.
2. IT HAS LESS CALORIES
It’s often been said that salads can be very fattening, that’s all because of the dressing. Think about it, ranch dressing contains 210 calories in one table-spoon. That’s crazy. Especially now that we are in the middle of beach body season. help you get your beach-body.
3. IT’S CHEAPER
Pre-made salad dressings can be expensive. Thankfully, making your own will only set you back a few cents per serving. In addition, you can use ingredients that you would already normally buy. Everything you need is already present in your pantry hence saving you lots of money.
4. IT’S HEALTHIER
The salad dressings you find at the grocery store are filled with chemicals, sugar, refined oils and difficult to pronounce ingredients. Ain’t nobody got time for that! When you make your own, you know exactly what you put in and as long as you use wholesome ingredients you can rest assured that your salad is not only good to the taste but also good for your body.
5. IT TASTES BETTER
I’ve had many a store-bought salad dressing and I can honestly say that none of them taste better than homemade dressing. Even if you currently have a favorite over-the-counter dressing, I still suggest you try making one from scratch to see the difference for yourself. Making your own vinaigrette allows you to experiment and adjust the recipe to please your taste buds.
Fresh, homemade dressing truly is the best of both worlds.
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Stay Conscious & Chic!