Low Fat Cooking
Lunches - Salad Dressings
Contributed by Barbmae
- Select raw veggies, over those marinated in oily
dressings, at a salad bar.
- Make tuna salad w/light mayo, nonfat yogurt or mustard
instead of regular mayo.
- Lend the flavor of cheese to salads, tacos &
pastas by grating a small amount on top
- Create your own nonfat salad dressing by mixing
balsamic vinegar, mustard & herbs. To make a low-fat oil-based dressing,
try 3 parts vinegar to one part oil
- Order 1 Caesar salad & 1 plain mixed green salad.
Toss together & share w/a friend.
- Ask for salad dressing on the side, then use the
"dig-stab" method: Dip the fork prongs in the dressing & stab a forkful of
- Pour salsa, instead of dressing, over salad. Or fill a
whole-wheat pita w/your favorite veggies & spice it up w/some
- Bypass fatty salad-bar extras, such as sunflower
seeds, chow mien noodles, bacon bits & croutons. If your salad needs extra
crunch, crumble melba toast & toss in.
- Ask for your sandwich on a hard roll, pita or whole
wheat bread as opposed to a croissant.
- Garnish your sandwich w/mustard instead of
- Keep your sandwich on the trim side. Stack on no more
than 2 or 3 slices of meat. Skip the cheese & avocado
- Order low-fat or nonfat frozen yogurt instead of full
fat versions. If you feel like indulging in a topping, your best bets are
fresh fruit or a tablespoon of sprinkles
- Buy such cold cuts as turkey, chicken & lean roast
beef instead of fattier bologna, salami & corned beef